Business Beat for Nov. 15, 2018
Four Shillings Short at SeamusFour Shillings Short are coming to Kenwood. The Celtic/Folk/World music duo of Aodh Og O'Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Californian Christy Martin perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, India, and the Americas, on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including hammered and mountain dulcimer, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, recorders, tinwhistles, Medieval and Renaissance woodwinds, North Indian sitar, charango, bowed psaltery, banjo, Native American flutes, bodhran, guitar, ukulele, doumbek and darbuka, spoons, vocals, and even a krumhorn.
They will play at the Seamus Wines Tasting Lounge in the Kenwood shopping center on Saturday, Nov. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Touring in the U.S. and Ireland since 1997, Four Shillings Short perform 130 concerts a year, have released 12 recordings, and are full-time troubadours traveling from town to town performing at music festivals, theatres and performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts, and schools.
O'Tuama grew up in a family of poets, musicians and writers. He received his degree in Music from University College Cork, Ireland and received a Fellowship from Stanford University in Medieval and Renaissance performance. He sings in English, Gaelic, and French.
Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers. Starting at age 15, she studied North Indian sitar for 10 years, studying with Tony Karasek (a student of master sitarist Ravi Shankar) and Rahul Sariputra (a student of Allaudin Khan). She began playing the hammered dulcimer in her 20s and sings in English, Irish, and Sanskrit.
The concert at Seamus Wines is free, donation requested. Find out more at www.facebook.com/seamuswines/. The Kenwood shopping center is located at 8910 Sonoma Hwy.
Order your holiday fare from Les PascalsIf you're looking for something unique this season, Les Pascals Patisserie and Boulangerie in Glen Ellen encourages you to place your Thanksgiving and Christmas orders now. They offer French-style pumpkin pie, pumpkin macaroons, seasonal desserts, specialty breads and more.
After Thanksgiving, proprietors Chef Pascal and his wife, Pascale, will be making Bûches de Noël (aka Yule logs) with various fillings served in a festive box special-ordered from France. Also available will be Croquembouche, a decorated pyramid of choux filled with pastry cream and dipped in hard caramel sugar. Hungry yet?
Call them at 934-8378. Les Pascals is located at 13758 Arnold Dr. in downtown Glen Ellen. The bakery is open Monday and Wednesday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday 6 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Francis gets in the holiday spiritSt. Francis Vineyards celebrates the holiday season as they showcase their 2018 custom etched bottle designs and holiday gifts. Sip new releases with an Artisan Collection Tasting while enjoying light bites and shopping for the perfect gifts for family and friends. Tasting is complimentary for wine club members, $15 a person otherwise.
And mark Dec. 1 on your calendar for St. Francis' Ode to Crab Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., celebrating the beginning of crab season. Crab season holds a special place in Executive Chef Trevor Eliason's heart, who was born and raised in Northern California. It is a time for the gathering of family and friends to enjoy the bounty of delicious, locally available food. Eliason has crafted a crustacean-centric, multi-course menu for this dinner, each course carefully paired with St. Francis wines. The meal includes crab mac 'n cheese bites, crab salad, soft shell crab BLT tartine, cioppino risotto, and brioche bread pudding.
Tickets are $235 per person, $188 for wine club members. Reservations required. Make your reservation by going to www.stfranciswine.com. St. Francis Winery is located at 100 Pythian Road.