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Fiddling Cricket Annual Holiday Party Show
Mighty Avalanche Choir, Michael Stadler, and Guests
Good music, good cheer, and prizes!

Saturday December 15th 7.30pm $15/$17
AT MISSION CITY COFFEE ROASTING CO.

2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
call 831-475-4938 or email Brundle@attglobal.net

The annual Fiddling Cricket Holiday Party Show (our 11th) is again hosted by Dale and Marilyn Barcellos and the usual suspects: the Avalanche Choir. Opening for the Avalanche Choir will be singer-songwriter and all-round fine multi-instrumentalist, Michael Stadler. There may be one or two special guests also.

The Choir, consisting of Dale and Marilyn, Jenny Stave, Paul Bridges and Larry Weisenborn, specializes in harmony with four lead singers, backed up by a battery of instrumental talent (guitars, mandolins, fiddle, banjo, keyboards, bass). The music ranges across folk, blues, bluegrass, swing, gospel, Celtic, standards and originals. The Choir has been practicing hard again for this event and it should be a fine show!



Broceliande
Medieval, Renaissance and Celtic Music for the Season
Saturday December 22nd 8.00pm $15/$17
AT MISSION CITY COFFEE ROASTING CO.

2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
call 831-475-4938 or email Brundle@attglobal.net

Join Broceliande for a Merry, Musical Evening of Seasonal Celtic Tunes, Medieval Carols, Spirited Singing, Inspired Instrumentals...All in Honor of Midwinter, Solstice, Yule and in anticipation of the Return of Light...

Broceliande is comprised of Bay Area favorites, Margaret Davis, Kris Yenney, Kristoph Klover and Karl Franzen, combining finely woven four-part vocal harmonies with artful instrumental arrangements featuring the Celtic Harp, Guitars, Cello, Oboe, Flute, Melodian, Whistles, Mandola, Recorders, Percussion, Bodhran and more. Renowned for their Seasonal Fare, Broceliande will perform selections from their Winter Collection. You haven't heard holiday music like this in Centuries! Join us for a warm and inspiring evening among friends to in this congenial and intimate venue.

Margaret Davis (Vocals * Celtic Harp * Flute * Recorders) a classically trained flutist and recorder player, received her degree in Music from Knox College. She performed for 6 years as singer and harper with the Medieval band Gai Saber. A life-long interest in her Scots Celtic ancestry led to work with the Celtic bands Magic Fire, Four Shillings Short and Avalon Rising, with whom she has recorded the albums Magic Fire, Now, Avalon Rising, and The Starlit Jewel. Her solo album, Princess of Flowers, features the other members of Broceliande on backups.

Karl Franzen (Guitar * Octave Mandolin * Vocals * Whistle * Melodeon * Percussion) became interested in music growing up in rural Massachusetts. He taught himself harmonica at age 8; he learned guitar from singing nuns shortly thereafter and hasen't stopped expanding his musical horizons. Karl played guitar with a progressive band at MIU in Iowa, then continued with folk music in California with Carol Hunner, First of May, Four Shillings Short, and Nancy Cassidy. learning the tin whistle, melodeon, and doumbek along the way. As well as performing in Broceliande, he currently plays with, Alan Keith, Maxina Ventura, Gary Breitbard, Harmon's Peak, Luceo, Mr. Barky & Slainte of SF Bay.

Kristoph Klover (Vocals * Guitars * Octave Mandolin * Oboe) is one of the lead vocalists of Broceliande, plays guitar, octave mandolin, and oboe, and writes original music performed in the band. After studying vocal technique and appearing with the Marin Opera, Kristoph co-led the bands Magic Fire and Avalon Rising. Kristoph's original music has been recorded on the albums Magic Fire, The Starlit Jewel, and Avalon Rising, and he has worked with many notable musicians, including Cynthia McQuillin.

Kris Yenney (Cello * Kamanche * Viola da Gamba * Vocals * Percussion) ~ cellist, conductor, composer, and teacher ~ has a M.M. degree in cello performance from New England Conservatory of Music, and has also studied at Julliard, Tanglewood, and in Banff, India and Scotland... She has performed extensively with several ensembles, from the San Jose Symphony and Opera orchestras to the New England String Quartet (NESQ), the Left Coast Ensemble, Trio con Brio to the Gryphon Allstars and the TheatreWorks orchestra and Four Shillings Short. She also directs the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra's SuperStrings and Preparatory groups. She can be heard on numerous recordings ranging from classical to Celtic to jazz. Highlights of her musical life include presenting a private concert with Yo-Yo Ma and NESQ, performing with Jazz pianist Fred Hersch, accompanying Terry Riley in a concert of Indian Raga in Delhi, India, playing with Alasdair Fraser's fiddle class in Skye and sitting in with the likes of Lyle Lovett, Smokey Robinson and Rod Stewart. www.broceliande.org/



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