Jennifer Cutting and OCEAN Orchestra
OCEAN Celtic Quartet presents:
“The Lusty Month of May”
Songs of Love, Lust, and the Arrival of Spring
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va. 22101
The ancient Irish festival of Beltane (May Day) signaled the end of winter and the coming of spring. Come hear Washington, D.C.’s award-winning Folk and Celtic ensemble, the OCEAN Celtic Quartet, in a program of traditional and original music celebrating the return of the Sun and the greening of the land.
OCEAN’s soaring vocals, fiery fiddle tunes, and rollicking button accordion will have your heart swelling and your toes tapping, while you sing along with songs that stretch back for centuries… Songs of Love, Lust, and everything in between. Not only will there be seasonal music, but dramatic readings of May poetry from the Middle Ages up through the 1800s… even a special guest appearance by the ancient Green Man, also known as Jack-in-the-Green! Love is in the air… so put some flowers in your hair or buttonhole and come celebrate with us the arrival of Spring!
OCEAN’s members are bandleader/multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Cutting (a Washington Area Music Association “Musician of the Year”); mesmerizing vocalist Chris Noyes (formerly of the maritime music group Crab Alley); U.S National Scottish Fiddle Champion Seán Heely; and traditional singer / Ph.D. folklorist Stephen Winick.
OCEAN will bring copies of their new CD, “The Turning Year,” containing the exuberant medieval carol “Springtime’s Message,” which they’ll be playing at this concert!
“Nothing short of spellbinding…” – The Washington Post