If you’ve always thought of Celtic music as solely Irish, you are in for a surprise as Mystic’s CELTIC ROOTS season takes you on a fabulous musical journey through all the Celtic lands, from the British Isles into France and Spain, and right home to North America! You’ll sing spirited, uplifting and heartfelt songs — music that touches the world with its wild and soulful strength.
Join the 100+ Mystic singers led by visiting Mystic director Mary Cunningham as the chorus explores the romance of the Scottish ballad, Wild Mountain Thyme, the heartbreaking Isle of Hope Isle of Tears, the resilience of We Rise Again, the rollicking Irish Rocky Road to Dublin and Dulaman, and celebrates spring like pagans with Cornwall’s Hal an Tow. The program ventures on to the western shores of Europe’s coast with the buoyant A Rianxiera from Spain’s Galicia, and finally circles home with well-known American Bluegrass anthem of hope and perseverance, Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
Mystic offers the option of joining as a virtual singer. More information on our website.
Ten weeks of rehearsals begin March 7th, 7:30-9:30 at First Parish Church (630 Mass. Ave., Arlington). Concert at Cary Hall, Lexington (1605 Mass. Ave) on May 19.