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4 Shillings Short in Concert


Touring In Ireland and the US since 1997, the talented duo Four Shillings Short will bring Celtic, folk, and world music to the Old Meeting House in Francestown at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 12.
Performances by husband Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and his California wife Christy Martin have been called “nothing short of musical excellence, encompassing an eclectic array of world music.”  

These full-time minstrels, working out of their Dodge Caravan loaded with an ever-increasing array of musical instruments, will play everything from hammered dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds to North Indian sitar and a bowed psaltry—with banjo, guitar, recorders, tin whistles, and percussion for good measure.

Expect every musical style from traditional Irish and Scottish airs, songs, and tunes to Indian Ragas, Renaissance instrumentals, a cappella numbers, plus contemporary folk and original compositions from Four Shillings Short. No wonder this duo has been called “wondrously diverse” and “truly refreshing.” 

For “alternative neo-Celtic folk music of the first order,” don’t miss Four Shillings Short at the Old Meeting House, One New Boston Road, Francestown ( Sponsored by the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, this one-night-only concert costs $18 (or $15 for Monadnock Center and Old Meeting House members). For more information or to reserve online, visit