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Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts
CD RELEASE

November 14, 2014  • 7:30 p.m.

Reservations are highly recommended, as many shows sell out.

 

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Karen Ashbrook teaches and performs Celtic, contra dance, and Jewish music and works teaching Irish music and culture to chiAshbrook_Solo_116ldren. These days she primarily performs as a duo with her husband Paul Oorts, playing his native Belgian and French music.

Karen is considered one of the finest Irish hammered dulcimer players anywhere. Add her wooden flute and penny whistle playing, and you have the consummate Irish musician.

“Celtic music for the mind and body.”—John O’Regan

Belgian-oorts soloborn Paul Oorts performs on harp guitar, 10-string cittern, mandolin, and musette accordion most often with Karen. He is very active in the world of English, Contra, and Vintage dances in the DC-Baltimore area.

“By now, Celtic music has been blended with more things than a packinghouse sausage so I don’t exactly jump out of my chair when a CD purporting to be a unique mix lands in my mailbox. But I’ll make an exception for Celtic Cafe, KAPO_LOGOthat pairs Belgian-born fretted instrument master Paul Oorts with Karen Ashbrook, an American who dazzles on hammered dulcimer, flute, and penny whistle. Their collaboration mixes Irish, Scottish, Flemish, and French music.”—Dirty Linen

Doors open at 7:00—show begins at 7:30.

Click here to make your reservations now.

Advance reservations close at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the show, or when the show sells out. Reservations will be held until 20 minutes after the start of the show; after that time seating may be limited and is not guaranteed. We are unable to refund advance reservations.

We invite you to enjoy delicious refreshments made by Lauren Seat (of the blog Seat at the Table) available before the show and at the intermission.  A changing choice of savories enough for a light meal, topped off with fabulous desserts, will add to the happiness of the concert experience!

Thank you for your support of Carroll Café.

P.S. Look at our Upcoming page for information on the rest of the season.

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