Four Shillings Short is coming to North Platte’s Espresso Shop from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Celtic/Folk/World music duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama of Ireland and Christy Martin of California perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands as well as medieval and renaissance Europe, India and the Americas.

The husband and wife are full-time traveling troubadours, performing more than 100 concerts a year. They have been called the ultimate coffee-house performers and come to North Platte every two years.

They have an array of more than 30 instruments, including hammered and mountain dulcimer, mandolin and mandola, tinwhistles, woodwinds, North Indian sitar, charango, bowed psaltery, banjo, Native American flutes, bodhran, guitar, ukulele, spoons, vocals and many more.

They have released 12 recordings and also perform at music festivals, theaters, arts centers, folk societies, libraries, homes and schools.

Aodh Og O’Tuama grew up in a family of poets, musicians and writers. He received a degree in music from University College Cork, Ireland and received a fellowship from Stanford University in California in Medieval and Renaissance performance. He sings in English, Gaelic and French.

Christy Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers in California. From age 15, she studied North Indian sitar for 10 years, studying with Tony Karasek (a student of master sitarist Ravi Shankar).

She plays many other instruments and sings in English, Irish and Sanskrit.

A $10 donation, or whatever you can afford, is appreciated.


(Please note the correct date — Tuesday, March 19.– Editor)