Much of America’s folk music has its roots in Ireland and other
regions of Celtic culture. CRICKET ON THE HEARTH plays these
tunes and sings these songs with style and gusto, provides historical
background, and gets feet tapping and voices singing along.
Burt & Di Meyer have been involved in folk
music in the Olympia area since the mid-60's. They helped found the
OLYMPIA FOLKLORE SOCIETY and, later, the APPLEJAM FOLK CENTER, the TUMWATER
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, the COLUMBIA STREET IRISH SEISIUN, the IRISH COTTAGE
FAIR, and the OLDTIME MEDICINE SHOW. They also play in the old-time/bluegrass
group SNAKE OIL.
Dusty Rhodes is a well-known and respected Olympia
folksinger who has opened for several national acts including Arlo Guthrie
and the Kingston Trio. His uniquely charming voice and his considerable
skill on banjo and guitar added to Amy’s fiddle, Burt's lively
concertina, melodian, and bodhran, and Di's bass make for a memorable
and entertaining program.
OF NOTE: Dusty, Burt, and Di are members of the sea shanty group BEFORE
THE MAST they can easily include songs of the sea in their performance,
if you wish, or even do an entire program of nautical music.
They also love to do parties with a "60s
Hootenannie" theme, where they lead "boomers" and
"pre-boomers" in sing-alongs of that era.
For booking info, booking, or CD contact:
1630 Madrona Bch Rd NW
Olympia WA 98502
phone: (360) 866-4296
CD available at $15 Contact address above