2010 – 2011 Concerts & Events

Note: This is a previous season concert. The current season is 2017-2018.

The Martin Family

The Martin Family

 

Time & Place
Saturday, January 8, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Admission
General Admission $18
Seniors, Military & Students w/ID $15
TFFM Members $14
Children 7–17 w/paying adult 1/2 price
Children under 7 free

The Martin Family Band is a family music group from Maryland which has been performing since 1995. Besides being invited to play in such diverse places as Ireland, New Mexico, Washington D.C. and Germany, they were recently awarded a showcase and scholarship for Traditional Music Group at the 2010 Folk Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee. Each member of the family has their own distinct talents and accomplishments, and as a group they present a lively and masterful blend of traditional folk music.

The family started playing at home for enjoyment when children Lydia, Emily and Claude were only 12, 10 and 7 years old. Parents Carl and Jeanean had always been involved with and interested in folk music, and it was only natural to include the children in music jams and events as the entire family began to take an interest in home-grown music. The Martin Family Band is played regularly on radio stations across the United States and in Europe, including D.C. and Maryland stations WAMU 88.5 (Mary Cliff's "Traditions" show and Hubie King's Old Time Music Hour) and 89.7 WTMD (a Baltimore station). On the BBC radio show "Archie Fisher's Traveling Folk", The Martin Family Band was described as having "Raised the eyebrows … as well as the roof", referring to the Martin Family's live performance at the 2010 Folk Alliance.

Opening: The Flowing Tide Ceili Band

Opening: The Flowing Tide Ceili Band

The word ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is a Gaelic word meaning a party with music & dancing. The Flowing Tide Ceili Band is an ensemble of talented young musicians from Hampton Roads, VA, who specialize in traditional Irish, Scottish & American fiddle tunes. The FTCB had its debut performance in the 2008 Virginia Arts Festival's International Tattoo. They were featured with the Virginia Symphony in their "Irish Spring Fling" concert in March, 2009, and perform in concerts throughout the community.