Friday, August 15, 2014: Simple Gifts. Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time. This award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery; admission is $10 at the door, cash or check; wine and beer available for sale.
Saturday, September 6, 2014: Ocean Quartet: SMCS Concert. Presented by the Southern Maryland Celtic Society, Ocean Quartet features Jennifer Cutting on electric keyboard and accordions; Stephen Winick and Lisa Moscatiello on vocals; and Andrew Dodds on Scottish fiddle. With its buoyant beats and soaring Celtic melodies, OCEAN provides an uplifting soundtrack for traveling on life's changing seas. Audiences can lose themselves in dreamy reverie, or cut loose and dance to the propulsive beat of electric jigs and reels. It's a marriage of otherworldly Celtic beauty and raw world-beat energy. There's nothing else like it anywhere... it's Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns! Tickets are $25 advance online purchase, fees apply. Order online at www.cssm.org/tickets/ or call 301-375-0534. For fees, additional information and registration, check online at www.cssm.org. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery; wine and beer available for sale.
Afternoon Workshops from 2 - 4:00 p.m.: Scottish Fiddle Tune Teach-in; Songs of the Supernatural from the Celtic Tradition; Writing New Tunes that Sound Old; and DADGAD Open Tuning Guitar Workshop. Space is limited. For fees and additional information and registration, check online at www.cssm.org.
Friday, October 17, 2014: The Eastport Oyster Boys. A troupe of Chesapeake Bay Troubadours celebrating life here in the "Land of Pleasant Living" and along the shores of the Chesapeake... through song and story and mirth... The Eastport Oyster Boys have been acclaimed as the Musical Goodwill Ambassadors from the City of Annapolis, the Maritime Republic of Eastport and the Chesapeake. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery.
Friday, November 21, 2014: Bumper Jacksons. The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Deeply rooted in their love for early swing, blues, and old time country, Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals, re-imagining American roots music with both power and tenderness. They reach back to a time when jazz was the rowdy street music of America - a music of pleasure and celebration, of freedom, and a good old-fashioned dance party - before it really even had a name. They perform these traditional sounds of America, heart-wrenching and youthful, and always in the spirit of raw adventure. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery.
First Free Friday Concerts
The museum is open and FREE to the public from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month. The following entertainment will be provided during FFF events.
Friday, November 7, 2014: The Naval Academy Band, Commandant's Combo, will perform 6:30-7:30 p.m.