Three Winter Solstice Concerts for

2015 ★✯


Celtic and Balkan tunes & seasonal songs and poems, strings plucked & bowed, clarinet & drums will fire up the longest nights of the year.

with Stanley Greenthal & SeaMuse

Friday, December 18th – at 7:30 PM
Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Avenue – Bellingham   
$15 adults, $6 youths 6 to 17
Tickets available at the door, Village Books and Community Food Co-op and from brown paper tickets

Saturday, December 19th – at 4:00 PM
Café Solstice
4116 University Way NE – Seattle   
$15 cover, $6 youths 6 to 17
Call:  206-325-9011 for reservations, or email:
Tickets also available from brown paper tickets

Sunday, December 20th – at 7:30 PM
Lopez Center for Community and the Arts – Lopez Island
Info:  (360) 468-2203 
Tickets: $15 adults, $6 youths 6 to 17, kids 5 and under free
Purchase tickets from Community Center office, 
Paper Scissors on the Rock, and Lopez Book Shop

Celebrate the winter solstice with traditional and original tunes, songs and poetry, performed by Stanley Greenthal & SeaMuse. A tradition for many years in Seattle and the San Juan Islands, the ensemble's 2014 inaugural concert in Bellingham was a sold out success. Each year, Stanley and Kip Greenthal, Christos Govetas and Kim Goldov create new instrumental compositions and unusual arrangements of seasonal songs not heard at other holiday concerts.

Stanley Greenthal is an internationally acclaimed songwriter and instrumentalist, who stretches musical borders from Scotland, Ireland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans.  He sings and plays guitar, bouzouki, laouto and lavta (Greek and Turkish lutes). With five recordings to his credit, Sing Out! magazine described his latest, First Song, as “…a fascinating voyage to the highlands of Scotland, the Breton lands and the islands of the Mediterranean.” His wife Kip Greenthal adds harmony vocals and percussion, and compelling spoken word pieces set to music.  

Christos Govetas has performed extensively in the U.S., Canada and Greece. He sings and plays clarinet, oud and bouzouki and performs regularly with his group Dromeno in Seattle, and across Canada and the U.S. Christos is the 1999 recipient of the prestigious Northwest Folklife Fellowship Award honoring his cultural contribution to the Greek-American and Folk dance communities. He also recorded and performed with Bill Frisell's group, The Intercontinentals.  

Kim Goldov plays violin in several groups specializing in folk music from around the world, including the popular Balkan dance band extravaganza, the Bucharest Drinking Team. He also plays klezmer music from Eastern Europe, and was a member of Yeni Ses (traditional and modern folk music of Turkey and beyond). 

Stanley’s original compositions, Breton dances, and Cretan syrtos - sparked by Christos’ hypnotic clarinet, Kim's soulful violin and Kip's rock steady percussion - create a blazing solstice hearth for these unique winter evenings.