THE GOTHARD SISTERS

“Best New Irish Artists” by Irish Music Awards!

Presented in cooperation with New England Celtic Arts

Irish step champions The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, USA. The three girls (who are truly sisters!) perform and record new Celtic arrangements of well-know traditional tunes and songs, as well as their own original compositions from their 6 recorded studio albums.

As champion Irish dancers who have competed overseas multiple times at the World Championships, they include the visual elements and the exciting rhythms of Irish step dancing into tightly choreographed, high-energy variety shows.

The signature sound of the Gothard Sisters’ recording (their new album Story Girl was awarded Album of the Year 2011 by Celtic Radio) blends the freedom and lyricism of traditional folk forms with the discipline gained from years of training as classical musicians and the competitive world of Irish dance.

The sisters are seasoned performers and have performed around the country at Celtic and folk music festivals, state and county fairs, halftime shows, schools, theaters and concert series of all sizes. With original tunes written by the sisters, sibling harmony, Celtic roots and the nerve to take risks with style, a Gothard Sisters’ show is joyful and exuberant, full of surprises, and leaves audiences refreshed and inspired.

Greta Gothard – Trained classically as a violinist, Greta started playing at the age of 5 and has performed as a youth symphony member and a soloist in such venues as Benaroya Hall in Seattle and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. As an Irish dancer, Greta competed at the World Championships of Irish dance four years in a row as a soloist and a team member on a figure choreography that placed 2nd in the world. The World Championships were held in Belfast, Ireland, Glasgow, Scotland, and Philadelphia, USA. Greta now plays guitar, keys, cajon and several more instruments and sings backup vocals to help round out the sound of the Gothard Sisters. Along with her formal training in music, she has also trained herself in website building, social media marketing, videography, writing, arranging and producing music.

Willow Gothard – Since learning to play the violin at an early age, following the footsteps of her older sister, Willow has always enjoyed the influence of Irish and Celtic music and other dance music. This led to, among other things, a very successful competitive Irish dance career in which she placed in the top five several times in the Western Region and competed in solos, recalling at the World Championships in 2009. During this time, Willow’s interest in traditional Irish music grew and subsequently she began writing her own tunes. Along the way, a bodhran, a mandolin, an octave mandolin and some vocals have worked their way into her ever-expanding musical toolbox.

Solana Gothard – Trained as a classical violinist from the age of 3, Solana has always followed in the musical footsteps of her older sisters. Having studied violin with teachers and mentors from an early age, Solana also found herself being drawn to singing and vocals as well as her violin playing. Putting her vocal talents to use as the lead singer of the Gothard Sisters, Solana has also added bodhran, pennywhistle, cajon and various percussion instruments to her repertoire.

Solana is also an accomplished Irish dancer – she was the youngest dancer from the Pacific Northwest ever to qualify for the World Championships at the Western Region Championships in 2006.

... three amazingly talented sisters... – Lonely Planet

...talented in so many ways it fairly boggles the brain. – CelticRadio.net

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Show Dates & Times:

7/8/15 - Wednesday

7:30 pm,
Admission: 

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