The Monadnock Folklore Society welcomes ‘Long Time Courting’ to the Nelson Town Hall on Friday, March 29 at 8:00 PM. Admission is $15/$12(Sr/Jr).
Boston-based band LONG TIME COURTING offers an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Celtic Roots music. Exquisite vocal harmonies combine with the formidable instrumental prowess of Lissa Schneckenberger (fiddle), Valerie Thompson (cello), Shannon Heaton (flute), and Liz Simmons (guitar) to create music that is both playful and richly satisfying.
“Enchanting vocals, top-rank musicianship, and well-conceived, intelligent arrangements.”
-Boston Irish Reporter
“What they have created with Long Time Courting is not so much a blend of talents as it is a tapestry, with bright threads of voice and instrument weaving in and out, coming to the fore and supporting in the background through a series of musical conversations that comprise both song and tune. LTC is rooted in Irish music, but they bring in American roots and on occasion other threads of music as well. The song Barbara Allen is well known on both sides of the Atlantic and in many different styles. LTC offers it in slowed down form, almost as a lament, with a nod to Johnny Cash as as well as to tradition. It is also a very fine instance of how the women’s singing creates a whole that is more than the sum of its parts.” – Kerry Dexter – Music Road (Aug 9, 2011)