Concert in Review: The Dunn Mountain Boys

IMG_0026 (800x533)We had a great time at the concert with the Dunn Mountain Boys. Our audience enjoyed the contrasting, yet complementary program!

IMG_0023 (800x533)Issac takes a solo!

IMG_0021 (800x533)Caleb taking the lead on the fiddle!

IMG_0015 (800x533)Luke sings lead!

IMG_0033 (800x533)Luke on the banjo.

IMG_0006 (800x533)The Engell brothers singing three part harmony!

IMG_0037 (800x533)We played These Are My Mountains and Wherever You Are together at the end. We had a fantastic time and hope to do it again!

2013 Grotto Performance

Wow! It is hard to believe we closed 2013 with 10th annual performance at the Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights! It has become a memorable tradition, appreciated by us and our fans alike.

IMG_0487 (800x533)Mom on the tambourine!

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IMG_0474 (800x533)Singing one of our favorites – The Wexford Carol.  I love the acoustics of the chapel as we sing the old, old carols!

IMG_0466 (800x533)We wore our Renaissance costumes which we each made!

Celtic Concerto Concert

After much preparation, the Celtic Concerto concert was a huge success! I’m incredibly grateful to each of the fantastic musicians who made the music sound so lovely, and to our wonderful audience who filled the house.  Everyone enjoyed the variety of instrumental combinations.

IMG_0429 (800x533)The entire group of musicians

IMG_0358 (800x533)We girls opened the concert with our Celtic Christmas music!  We loved being able to play without a sound system, thanks to the beautiful natural acoustics of the Canby Wedding Chapel.

IMG_0352 (800x533)And yes, Noah was a part of the performance!

IMG_0368 (800x533)We enjoyed delving into classical music by playing a unique arrangement of several movements from a Corelli Sonata.

IMG_0343 (800x533)Sarah and Ross played a beautiful arrangement of Silent Night.

IMG_0374 (800x533)Who would have thought that harp and soprano sax would be a combo – but they were absolutely lovey on Still, Still, Still.

IMG_0370 (800x533)And they managed to convince me to play a pedal harp solo!

IMG_0380 (800x533)Kathrina, Bethany, Ashley and Maren did a beautiful job with a string quartet medley of Christmas songs.

IMG_0394 (800x533)The Concerto! It was so helpful to have Stephanie conduct! IMG_0391 (800x533)It was a dream come true for me to be able to perform Laura Zaerr’s Celtic Concerto at a Whispering Roses concert!

IMG_0427 (800x533)I was so pleased with the group of musicians. Each person brought excellence to the performance. I’d be delighted to work with them again anytime!