The Steeple Coffeehouse, located in Pilgrim Church’s Fellowship Hall, will host it’s final show of the season on Saturday, a double bill featuring returning performer Ellis and contemporary Celtic group RUNA. Here are the program notes.
Ellis may not be a household name, but once you’ve seen her perform you’re not likely to forget her. A mix of folk artist, dharma teacher, and comedienne, her music is best described by the effect it has on her audience rather than a particular genre. Simply put, she leaves audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges and opened hearts. With compelling songwriting and engaging performances, Ellis is quietly amassing a loyal following of supporters across the country. She released her 7th album, Right On Time, in September 2010.
RUNA burst onto the music scene during the summer of 2008 and has been taking audiences by storm ever since! Drawing on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members, RUNA brings a contemporary and refreshing experience to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.
As always, Tomasso Trattoria will offer a discounted dinner to those going to the show. You can get details and see the menu here. There is also childcare offered by the Pilgrim Church Youth Group during the show. The cost is $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. To reserve your spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors open at 7:00 pm and the music starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance ($12 for students/seniors) or $18 at the door ($15 for students/seniors). For more information, visit the Steeple Coffeehouse website (steeplecoffeehouse.org).