Twelfth Night Harp Festival
Jan
7
2:00 pm14:00

Twelfth Night Harp Festival

  • Resurrection Church in Aptos

A celebration of the harp in its many forms, featuring soloists Steve Coulter (folk harp) Cathleen O'Connell (wire-strung harp), Malima Kone, (kora), the Community Music School Harp Orchestra and teen band, conducted by Shelley Phillips, performing traditional Celtic and Ukrainian music.

Winter Charm
Dec
11
3:00 pm15:00

Winter Charm

  • Episcopal Church of St. John in Aptos

Welcome in the winter with rarely-heard seasonal songs and tunes from cold Celtic lands and beyond!
Zambra is a small woman's vocal group that sings original arrangements of global music with a radiant harmonic blend. Based out of Santa Cruz, Zambra has performed throughout the Monterey Bay Area and has collaborated with Karl Schaffer's MoveSpeakSpin dance company, National Public Radio “math guy” Keith Devlin, the Cór Ainglí Irish-Gaelic Christmas Choir, and Moroccan master musician Fattah Abbou. 

16th Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day
Aug
20
9:30 am09:30

16th Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day

  • St. Philips Episcopal Church

This event offers beginning to advanced music workshops on playing the mountain dulcimer, a magical sounding instrument that anyone can learn to play and some have taken to lofty heights. Redwood Dulcimer Day offers a low-pressure, low-stress environment where everyone can relax and have fun playing and learning about the mountain dulcimer and just making music. Featuring special guest artist Stephen Seifert and local teachers Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Peter Tommerup, Steve Eulberg, and Laura Devine. 

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project
Apr
18
7:30 pm19:30

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

  • St. John's Episcopal Church

Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboration brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. Jayme is joined on tour by Moira Smiley and Community Music School alum Sumaia Jackson.