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Celtic trio returns to Azalea Park stage Sunday

The Celtic trio Golden Bough will return to the Azalea Park stage Sunday, June 29.

The globe-trotting Celtic trio Golden Bough will return to Brookings for an American Music Festival concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at the Azalea Park bandshell.

Golden Bough, often cited as a favorite by local concertgoers, is known for taking its audience on a musical journey from the old world to the new. The band plays a variety of acoustic instruments including‚ÄąCeltic harp, guitar, penny-whistle, violin, mandolin, accordion and bodhran (the Celtic hand drum).

Since their formation in 1980, these modern-day minstrels blend their voices in the harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. To date they have released more than 30 recordings, many of which will be for sale at the concert.

For more information on Golden Bough, their recordings, concert schedule and history, visit http://www.goldenboughmusic.com.

The remaining schedule for the summer Sunday concerts includes:

•July 13: The BluesBox Bayou Band, a zydeco and cajun dance band from Northern California, which often invites audience members on stage to play instruments.  

•July 27: The Koles, a Los Angeles-based trio known for it’s pop-oriented, eclectic mix of music, virtuoso guitar playing and harmonies. 

•Aug. 10: The Moon Mountain Ramblers, a five-piece band that effortlessly blends bluegrass, rock, swing, traditional country and even Middle Eastern sounds to create a party-friendly experience.

•Aug. 24: West My Friend, a four-piece acoustic folk-pop band that stretches the conventions of popular music by playing everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, with a healthy dose of four-part harmonies. 

•Sept. 14: The Hot Rods Band closes out the series by taking audiences back to the time of sock hops and drive-in theaters with covers of the most popular hits of the 1950s and early 1960s.

The Brookings Harbor Interact Club, a member of the Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor, operates the snack shack for all the concerts.

In case of bad weather, the concerts will move indoors to the nearby Chetco Grange Hall, at the corner of Highway 101 and Zimmerman Lane in Harbor.

The primary sponsors and organizers are Rogue Federal Credit Union, Curry County Cultural Coalition, Lucky 7 Casino, the Brookings  Area Council for the Arts, the city of Brookings, and the Curry Coastal Pilot.

For more information about the American Music Festival, contact Les Cohen at 541-661-3033. 

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