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On October 1, KHEN will host a Celtic, Folk, and World music benefit concert featuring Four Shilling Short. Doors are at 6:30 p.m. with the concert running from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at A Church, located at 419 D Street in Salida.

There is a suggested donation of $20 for the event. There will also be a silent auction and adult beverages available for a donation.

Touring in the United State and Ireland since 1997, Four Shillings Short are independent folk-artists who perform over 100 concerts a year, have released 13 recordings and live as full-time troubadours, traveling from town to town performing at music festivals, theatres, performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts, and schools.

Image courtesy of Four Shillings Short. The photo was taken at Headwaters Gallery in Ashland Oregon by an anonymous attendee.

O’Tuama grew up in a family of poets, musicians, and writers. He received his degree in Music from University College Cork, Ireland, and received a Fellowship from Stanford University in California in Medieval and Renaissance performance.  He plays Tinwhistles, Medieval and Renaissance woodwinds, Recorders, Doumbek (from Morocco), bowed Psaltery, Spoons and sings both in English, Gaelic and French.

Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers.  From the age of 15, she studied North Indian Sitar for 10 years, studying with Tony Karasek (a student of master Sitarist Ravi Shankar) and Rahul Sariputra (a student of Allaudin Khan).  She also plays Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Banjo, Guitar, Bodhran (Irish frame drum), Charango, bowed Psaltery, Ukulele and sings in English, Irish and Sanskrit.