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Dick Hensold & Patsy O'Brien, Celtic Music for Pipes and Voice

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The Ugly Mug , 4640 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA

Tickets: $25 Advance, $28 at the door, doors open at 6:30

A concert of traditional Celtic music, but with unique and innovative arrangements, including a variety of songs from Britain and Ireland, accompanied by guitar and Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England), or various whistles. It also features traditional and historical tunes from Cape Breton Island, Scotland, Ireland and Northumberland, with a good measure of original music in the traditional style. As well as a broad range of styles of Celtic music, this program also features an impressive range of expression, from the jaunty and humorous to soulful, led by Patsy’s warm and multi-hued baritone voice, Dick’s variety of pipes and whistles, and the nimble instrumental virtuosity of both musicians. Please note that none of these instruments are very loud.

Dick Hensold, Northumbrian smallpipes, Scottish reel pipes, whistles and recorder. The leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, for the past 25 years Dick Hensold has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. “A master piper with an exquisite touch” — City Pages

Patsy O’Brien, vocals, guitar. As well as collaborating with many giants of the Celtic/World music scene (Eileen Ivers , Paddy Keenan, Cathie Ryan among them), award-winning artist Patsy O’Brien hosts guitar workshops all over the country, and NPR featured one of his song arrangements on All Songs Considered. “Ireland’s best-kept musical secret” — Paul Dromey

Tickets: $25 Advance, $28 at the door, doors open at 6:30