Four Shillings Short – Summer Reading Event

Four Shillings Short

Traveling Troubadours

four shillings short

Four Shillings Short perform Traditional & Original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 World instruments. The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, have been performing together since 1995. They tour in the US and Ireland, are independent folk artists with 12 recordings, perform 150 concerts a year and live as the Troubadours of old traveling from town to town performing at music festivals, theaters & performing arts centers, folk & historic societies, libraries, museums and schools.

Aodg Og O’Tuama: vocals, tin whistles, doumbek, spoons, gemshorn, bowed psaltery, recorders, crumhorn, Native American Flutes, and many others. Born in Cork, Ireland, Aodh Óg (pronounced, ayog) studied Medieval and Renaissance music in college. He received a music fellowship to study at Stanford University in 1984. Played in a group called Drivelling Druids before forming the group Four Shillings Short.

Christy Martin: vocals, hammered dulcimer, mountain dul-cimer, mandolin, mandola and bouzouki, banjo, North Indian Sitar, guitar, charango, bowed psaltery, ukulele, and bodhran. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Christy was born into a musical family. She played the sitar for 10 years, starting at the age of 16. Took up folk music in the ’80’s. Has been playing hammered dulcimer since 1993. She was formerly in a band called Your Mother Should Know.

Join us for this enchanting encore performance, August 2, 2017, 6 pm @ Fort Bragg Library. You won’t be disappointed!

If you miss this one, you can catch them at our other branches. See dates and times below.

Branch Performances

Fort Bragg Library – Sunday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM

Ukiah Library – Saturday, August 5th at 3:00 PM

Willits Library – Tuesday, August 1st at 1:00 PM

Coast Community Library – Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00 PM

Round Valley Library – Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m