SP Concert Series presents the New World String Project

August 26, 2018 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Santa Paula Concert Series presents the New World String Project featuring “Celtic, Nordic and American Folk Traditions” on Sunday, August 26 at 3 PM in the Sanctuary of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula. The church has been home to a number of musical events throughout its 128 year history. Admission is $20 donation at the door, from the church office during office hours, or by Paypal on the church’s website: www.uucsp.org. Credit cards, checks and cash are accepted at the door. Children 12 and under are $10; children 5 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula Building and Historical Fund. UUCSP is a registered Ventura County Historical Landmark. For more information about the venue or this concert, call 805-525-4647 or email uuscpoffice@gmail.com. Parking is on the street or behind the church.

Two of the musicians, Lisa Lynne Franco and Aryeh Frankfurter, appeared in our series as Legends of the Celtic Heart in a sold out concert in December 2016. Come hear this exciting new project:

Science tells us that cross pollination can result in hybrid vigor that transcends the sum of its parts. In a parallel vein, the vibrant West Coast traditional music community has given birth to the New World String Project.

Four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists have joined forces to create an exciting weave of music rooted in the Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mingle freely on Swedish nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, cittern, guizouki, and more. Join the New World String Project for an evening of unconventional folk music that will shake your boots, uplift your spirit and warm your heart.

John Weed is a classically-trained violinist who’s spent the last 20 years immersed in various fiddle styles. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He has honed his skills since, attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he studied with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin. With an affinity for American fiddle styles, John explores the connections between Irish, Scottish, and old time fiddle. He is a member of Molly’s Revenge amongst other notable groups.

Aryeh Frankfurter is a renowned Celtic harper and multi-instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music. He began with Classical violin at the age of three, and studied music throughout his life, becoming a street performer while earning a masters in Philosophy. He has 17 albums to his credit, works on film and television scores as composer and arranger, and continues to teach himself to play a variety of instruments most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. www.Lionharp.com