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.
Ukiah Library - Saturday, August 5th at 3:00 PM
Fort Bragg Library - Sunday, August 2nd at 6:00 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.
“On behalf of the Portland Folklore Society many thanks for the FANTASTIC show last Friday! I really enjoyed your set and everyone I talked to did as well. I love all kinds of music and was thrilled to hear the sitar pieces and Sanskrit singing. I always really like performers to do political music. I think it's one of the most powerful agents of change. And thanks for getting everyone on stage for the last song: that was a sweet way to end the evening. You and Atwater/Donelly made for a wonderful evening of music, it was one of my very favorite shows of all 7 years I've been involved. I'm impressed with your dedication to music and applaud your gypsy lifestyle.”
Jack Bohl, Portland Folklore Society, Portland OR
“The intriguingly named Four Shillings Short (as in ...of a picnic) are based in California and are an Irish/American celtic band with a big difference as their musical potshots take in influences everywhere from Indian classical music to Irish traditional idioms via jazz, blues and psychodelia. “Peace In Erin” sounds like Ravi Shankar and the Incredible String Band stranded in Cuil Aodha and “Kelptic Dulaman” anglicizes Donegal beatification of seaweed with Caribbean and Jazz touches and Christy Martin’s Appalachian style vocals. “Julia Delaney” gets a Celtic Jungle treatment and “O Susanna” gets a thorough dusting down. Christy Martin’s “Internet Blues” visits the Chicago Superhighway and adds yet another twist to an eclectic tale. Four Shillings Short are a wild and crazy yet fascinating bunch and Kelptic OddYaSee is alternative neo Celtic folk of the first order.”
John O’Reagan, Limerick Ireland for Rock ‘N’ Reel Magazine