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Four Shillngs Short ~ Concert at the OId Francestown Meetinghouse

August 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

$15 – $18

The Monadnock Center is pleased to be working with the Francetown Old Meetinghouse in presenting a concert with Four Shillings Short, a folk duo who are truly wandering minstrels.

4SS-COLORThe Celtic, Folk and World music duo Four Shillings Short have been touring in the US and Ireland since 1997 performing a variety of traditional, original and contemporary music on over 20 instruments. The international duo “is nothing short of musical excellence encompassing an eclectic array of world music. They have carved out a musical identity all their own.” (River Stages, Dubuque IA)

With over a decade of touring in the US and Ireland under their belts the husband and wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Californian Christy Martin live as full time minstrels in their Dodge Caravan loaded with an ever increasing array of musical instruments including hammered dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, recorders, tinwhistles, banjo, guitar, percussion and even a bowed psaltry.

In a single night, Four Shillings Short perform Traditional Irish and Scottish songs, tunes and airs, Indian Ragas, Folk Ballads, Old-Time songs, Medieval and Renaissance instrumentals and a cappella numbers as well as contemporary folk and original compositions. Their sound has been described as “wondrously diverse”, “truly refreshing” and “alternative neo-Celtic folk of the first order”.

Join us in the historic and acoustically-excellent Francestown Old Meetinghouse for what is sure to be a charming and delightful evening.


“Like a medieval fair in New Delhi, the music of Four Shillings Short is intriguing and worth investigating. Their music is a global potpourri. New Times, Miami FL

“They are not the Clancy Brothers or Jean Richie or Ravi Shankar but a combination of all three, laced with Irish (meaning dark) humor– to go along with the Guiness-and some sharp and smart political commentary that generated lotsa laughs. The collection of instruments is museum-like and I’ve never seen the place so packed as it was last weekend.”
(Edward McCann, Sausalito, CA 2006)

The wavering, mystical tones of the sitar hover behind the Celtic melodies like a sari-wrapped ghost hovering over the moors. the duo bring an experimental spirit to traditional music, mixing Irish, Indian, and American influences into a sound as multi-cultural as a U.N. meeting. Albuquerque Journal 2003

The 2016 Season for Music in Bass Hall is sponsored by Waterhouse Restaurant in Depot Square, Peterborough. Waterhouse RestaurantConcert goers are encouraged to enjoy dinner before the show (or brunch before our Sunday afternoon shows), or libations and snacks after the concert. For reservations call 603-924-4001


Open Tuesday – Sunday
Lunch/Sunday Brunch 11:30am – 2pm
Dinner starts at 5pm


August 12, 2016
7:30 pm
$15 – $18
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Old Meetinghouse
1 New Boston Rd.
Francestown, 03043
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