Winter Solstice Concert with SeaMuse
December 18, 2021, 7:30pm
Admission
Ticketed in advance: Adult $15.00, Youth $6.00

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Come celebrate the Winter Solstice on Lopez Island with Celtic and Balkan tunes & seasonal and original songs and poems performed by SeaMuse! The group released its first recording, Solstice Fire, in 2019. SeaMuse is very pleased to play a live concert again after the long period of Covid isolation.

Stanley and Kip Greenthal, Christos Govetas and Kim Goldov have played together for a number of years, inspiring new instrumental compositions and unusual arrangements of seasonal and original songs not heard at other holiday concerts. SeaMuse brings together four friends who share their individual art with each other and with their audiences. Each has immersed themselves in traditional musical styles one might not expect to hear from a single group in a performance. A SeaMuse concert features music from a variety of regions of Greece, Turkey, and the Balkans, as well as songs and instrumental music from Brittany, Scotland and Ireland. Some of their music is original, with songs about love and the pivotal challenges of our times. Their performance also includes poetry with instrumental accompaniment.

Stanley Greenthal is an internationally acclaimed songwriter and instrumentalist, who stretches musical borders from Scotland, Ireland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans. He sings and plays guitar, bouzouki, laouto and lavta (Greek and Turkish lutes). With five recordings to his credit, Sing Out! magazine described his latest, First Song, as "…a fascinating voyage to the highlands of Scotland, the Breton lands and the islands of the Mediterranean."

Christos Govetas has performed extensively in the U.S., Canada and Greece. He sings and plays clarinet, oud and bouzouki and performs regularly with his group Dromeno in Seattle, and across the U.S. and Canada. Christos and his wife Ruth Hunter are winners of the 2017 Gordon Ekvall Tracie Memorial Award in recognition of their excellence in ethnic performance and significant contributions to the presentation of the traditional cultural arts. He also has recorded and performed with Bill Frisell's group, The Intercontinentals.

Kip Greenthal sings harmony vocals, plays a variety of percussion instruments, and plays the ancient bowed psaltry. Kip also adds poetry set to musical accompaniment.

Kim Goldov plays 5-string violin, double bass and soprano glockenspiel. Kim has performed in a variety of groups, including the Radost Folk Ensemble, Freylakh Klezmer Band, Yeni Ses (Turkish traditional and modern folk), and the Bucharest Drinking Team.

The Lopez Center Board recently approved a new COVID plan for indoor events.
- Masks required for all patrons.
- Vaccinations are required for all patrons. Vaccination cards will be checked to verify compliance.
- Children who are currently ineligible to be vaccinated will still be allowed entrance provided that they are masked and accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
- Limiting capacity to 75 people (25% of full capacity) in order to ensure appropriate social distancing.
- Food and drink will not be served during the performance.

In addition, the show will be a single set.