For over three decades, Brian O’Donovan has been hosting A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH, a program exploring traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world. He’s also well known for his live concert series A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, as well as many other presentations around New England. In partnership with Rockport Music and working in close collaboration with fellow Artistic Director, Edinburgh-born harpist/composer Maeve Gilchrist, Brian is proud to present the first annual Rockport Celtic Festival- Exploring Celtic Roots and Branches. This groundbreaking concert brings together the best of the best in both the traditional and classical string worlds featuring Palaver Strings and some of the most exciting voices in the Irish and American folk scene. Witness a hearty handshake between two time-honored traditions in the form of new compositions, arrangements of traditional materials and impromptu collaborations.
New compositions by Dana Lyn, Charlie Lennon, Seamus Egan and Maeve Gilchrist and arrangements of traditional material featuring Moira Smiley and Bruce Molsky.