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Jennifer Cutting and the OCEAN Celtic Quartet 

April 12 at 7:30 p.m.

OCEAN Celtic Quartet puts a refreshing spin on traditional British and Irish songs as well as Cutting’s original compositions, from soaring ballads and stirring sea chanteys to blazing fiddle and accordion tunes.
Carroll Cafe is delighted to announce that we will be bringing Jennifer Cutting and her friends (Seán Heely, Lisa Moscatiello, Steve Winick) in the form of the Ocean Celtic Quartet for our April 12. 2024 concert.
The group has won over 25 Washington Area Music Awards, a #1 spot on the national Folk DJ Charts, and a triumphant appearance on NPR’s “Mountain Stage.” They have a history of sold-out concerts at such venues as The Birchmere and The Kennedy Center.
Fairport Convention’s Simon Nicol says they “get right inside the spirit of the folk music of the British Isles,” Steeleye Span’s Maddy Prior calls their songwriting “stunning,” and the Washington Post calls them “Nothing short of spellbinding.”
The OCEAN Celtic Quartet is led by composer and ethnomusicologist JENNIFER CUTTING (accordion and keyboards), a Washington Area Music Association “Musician of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year.” OCEAN features the stunning vocalist LISA MOSCATIELLO, folklorist/vocalist/percussionist STEPHEN WINICK, and U.S. National Scottish Fiddle champion SEÁN HEELY. OCEAN is known for getting audiences up on their feet to dance to their electrifying jigs and reels; and, in the next moment, raising goosebumps with their soaring vocals and otherworldly Celtic beauty. Add a penchant for deep research and scholarship, and a quirky sense of humor, and you have a band that will captivate all ages.
With this concert, OCEAN welcomes vocalist Lisa Moscatiello back to the group after several years away, during which time she earned her doctorate in clinical psychology and established her career as a student counselor at Howard University. To celebrate Lisa’s rejoining the fold, OCEAN will delve into the back catalog of Jennifer and Lisa’s long artistic partnership to do some rarely heard material dating back to The New St. George and the early years of the Ocean Orchestra. To round out the concert, they will perform a few ballads from vocalist Steve Winick’s upcoming album of Robin Hood ballads, and a few songs celebrating the arrival of Spring.   
There’s nothing else like it…OCEAN is Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns!

On-Line Tickets are SOLD OUT!

(Handicapped parking is limited. Please contact Sandra if you have such a need: 240-350-1769sandra@seekerschurch.org)

The online sales are sold out. If you want to show up at the door for a chance to get in, please arrive at 7 pm. Tickets are $25 (and at the door)
Doors open at 7:00