Celtic Song Sing-Along with Celia Ramsay and Shay Black:  Favorite Songs from Scotland and Ireland

Celtic Song Sing-Along with Celia Ramsay and Shay Black: Favorite Songs from Scotland and Ireland

Sunday, October 14th

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

Free with Reservation

Free with Reservation

  • This event is free with reservation.
  • Reservations are limited to 2 tickets per person.
  • Reservations open Sunday 9/16/18 at 12:30pm.

Celtic Song Sing-Along: Favorite Songs From Scotland and Ireland"
Celtic Song Sing-Along: Favorite Songs From Scotland and Ireland"
Join Shay Black and Celia Ramsay for a Celtic-flavored sing-along. They'll have your favorite songs from Ireland and Scotland, including Connemara Cradle Song, When the Yellow's on the Broom, Will Ye Go Laddie, Go?, and Song for Ireland.

Shay Black, an annual performer at the Freight & Salvage on St. Patrick's Day, regularly tours in the United States and Canada, and performs with brothers Michael and Martin as the Black Brothers. Together, they also sing with sisters Mary and Frances as the Black Family. He's your host at the Starry Plough seísun on Sunday nights, and he teaches evening classes in Expanding Your Folk Repertoire here at the Freight!

Celia Ramsay, another popular name in the Bay Area music scene, is known for singing Scottish songs both as a soloist, and with the High Sierra band, Fortunate Strangers. She co-teaches harmony singing workshops with Libby McLaren, a by-product of their teaching CDs, Carmony: Learn to Sing Harmony While You Drive. With Shay, she produced their duo-album, Singer's Request.
Carter Family Sing-Along
The Carter Family is generally regarded as the First Family of American country music. They first recorded in 1927 for Victor Records in Bristol, TN, as part of what is considered to be the "Big Bang" of country music. Their recordings of songs such as "Wabash Cannonball", "Can the Circle Be Unbroken", "Wildwood Flower", "Keep On the Sunny Side" and "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" made these songs country standards. The original group consisted of three people from rural Southwest Virginia: A.P. Carter, his wife Sara Carter, and his sister-in-law Maybelle Carter. In addition, Sara and Maybelle were first cousins. Maybelle is considered to be the originator of country-style guitar playing, and Sara’s rich alto voice has been a template for many women country singers. A.P. traveled throughout the Eastern mountains, collecting folksongs which they recorded (and which, consequently, made A.P. quite a good living through copyrights and publishing rights).

There is nothing that nurtures a sense of community and well-being like singing well-loved songs together. Laurie Lewis will lead this joyous sing-along, aided by Leah Wollenberg and young guitarist and singer Daisy Kerr. The trick will be trying to figure out which songs, among the hundreds the Carter Family recorded, to feature. There are too many gems to choose from!