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New World Project Winterdance

Winterdance: A Christmas Celebration

16th Annual Winterdance Christmas Celebration
Seasonal Music of the Celtic and Nordic Lands

Featuring New World String Project and Champion Irish Dancers

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Friday, December 2, 2022, 7:00 pm
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA
Tickets $25 online: https://tinyurl.com/3e2k672
and at the door if available

The New World String Project will continue a joyful and cherished holiday tradition this year. The well known Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration will return, and will include Celtic seasonal favorites from previous years as well as new music with a decidedly Nordic twist. Attendees will enjoy virtuosic performances on exotic instruments like nyckelharpa, cittern, Celtic harp, and cajon, as well as fiddle, guitar, and octave mandolin.
The core of the Winterdance show is New World String Project, comprised of four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists who have joined forces to create an exciting tapestry of traditional music. Band members Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have played Swedish, Celtic and original tunes together for many years, while John Weed and Stuart Mason are long-time members of the legendary Molly’s Revenge. Before the pandemic, the quartet honed their chops and found their voice as a band by touring up and down the West Coast, where audiences were enchanted by their rare instruments and masterful skills. The result is something new and uniquely their own — a sound rooted in the older traditions of Scandinavia, Appalachia, and the Celtic lands, yet shimmering with modern influences as well.