Four Shillings Short
Rooted in Celtic and American Folk and inspired by Indian Raga and Ethnic idioms, the Four Shilling Short are a diverse and inventive Traditional music adventure.
Traveling musicians with a carload of instruments is nothing new in the world of folk music, but what if one of those instruments is a Sitar from India or a Renaissance Crumhorn? Going out on a musical limb is common for the group Four Shillings Short. With an ever-increasing array of instruments (over 20 at last count), including hammered dulcimer, mandola & mandolin, tinwhistle & woodwinds, sitar, banjo, percussion and vocals, their music is always varied and captivating.
In a single night, Four Shillings Short perform Traditional Irish tunes and airs, Indian Ragas, Folk Ballads, Old-Time songs, Medieval & Renaissance instrumentals and acappella numbers as well as contemporary folk and original compositions.
Their sound has been described as "wondrously diverse", "truly refreshing" and "alternative neo-Celtic folk of the first order".
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