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Magical Strings is Coming to Fox Island!

The event is sold out.

Celtic Music and more by Philip and Pam Boulding

Magical Strings Celebrates Irish Music Friday, March 18th, 7:30pm 
at Fox Island’s Nichols Community Center.

Come travel with Magical Strings to experience the Magic of Ireland in music, stories and lively Irish dancing! With their Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, concertina, accordion and whistles, Philip and Pam Boulding will share energetic Irish music along with their own compositions and stories inspired by their journeys to Ireland and beyond – don’t miss this great opportunity to hear these two heart-filled virtuosos and the tales they weave through their music, along with electrifying Irish dancers from the Tara Academy!  Admission sales will benefit Fox Island Community and Recreation Association.

Join us at the NCC for a slightly belated Saint Patrick’s Day celebration with Philip, Pam, and the Tara Academy dancers. Admission prices are as follows:

Adult FICRA Members$10.00
Adult non-FICRA Members$15.00
Children 15 and under, accompanied by an adultFree

The event is now sold out.

Admission can be purchased online and will also be available (if we still have space) at the door. Be sure to get your reservations in early for this spectacular event.

About Magical Strings

Philip Boulding

Philip and Pam Boulding founded Magical Strings in 1978, beginning their tradition of family Celtic Yuletide concerts with their five children. They have performed throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and Japan, toured and recorded with Dan Fogelberg, appeared on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and recorded 20 albums on four labels. Philip and Pam also design and build Celtic harps, run the School of Magical Strings, and host the Magic Hill Summer Harp Camp on their beautiful 5-acre home in the Northwest overlooking the Puget Sound.

Magical Strings

During their many trips to Ireland, Philip and Pam have traced the footsteps of the 17th Century Irish harper Turlough O’Carolan, whose many compositions are played and loved to this day by musicians worldwide.  They were inspired to write several new compositions; one by their stay at a rustic cottage on Lock Mask in Galway which belongs to one of their students, and another inspired by the ethereal music of the wind blowing through Philip’s harp strings on a Kerry bluff overlooking the majestic Skellig Islands—hear these pieces and more; Barbara’s Cottage and The Fairy Wind at their performance, woven in with lively dance music and their repertoire representing the old Bard’s ‘Three Mystical Moods of Music’ from ancient Ireland.