For decades a talented band of Celtic musicians has played to sold-out audiences in Virginia with brilliant renditions of Irish and Scottish songs and tunes. Lovingly nick-named “The Dwarves” (for historical reasons too complicated to explain here), the band will perform a Christmas concert at Emmanuel Church’s “At The Parish House” event on December 15. Returning with the band will be Mei-Li Beane whose voice and violin enthralled the audience at last December’s Parish House Christmas concert.
The band will sing and play many Christmas specials such as “I Saw Three Ships” and “Pat-a-Pan,” and a variety of year-round Celtic favorites. Instruments accompanying their energetic voices will be the accordion, Irish flute and whistle, Uilleann pipes, bodhran, guitar, violin and viola. They always weave interesting historical notes and amusing stories through their concerts. Fun fact: three band members have led Williamsburg’s world-famous Fife and Drum Corps.
The performance is Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Parish House, 105 East Washington St. in Middleburg. Reservations are recommended, but not required (540-687-6297). A donation of $10 is suggested, but not required. Refreshments served, and all are welcome!