There’s a Banshee in the Kitchen at Fiddlers Crossing!
Popular Kern County Celtic band, Banshee in the Kitchen, will play at Fiddlers Crossing on Friday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m.
For nearly a decade, Banshee in the Kitchen has delighted audiences across the nation and overseas with its music--a unique blend of traditional Celtic, seasoned with hints of jazz, Americana, and even rock. This Kern County band is a regular feature at the Bakersfield Scottish Games and other local Celtic festivals and gatherings. Along with superb musicianship, the women bring a special “banshee” playfulness and fun to their traditional and original tunes and songs.
Until recently, Banshee was a trio, with Brenda Hunter on hammered dulcimer and fiddle; Jill Egland on accordion, flute, penny whistle, and bodhran; and Katharine Edmonson on guitar. The three women also sing solo as well as rich three-part harmonies.
With the recent addition of bassist Chris Martin, the trio has become a quartet. Egland and Hunter live in Bakersfield, and Edmonson and Martin in Kernville.
September 7 is First Friday downtown, and the venue usually has an open house along with other arts establishments instead of a ticketed concert. Even though this month will be an exception, First Friday can still be celebrated starting at 5:00 p.m at the new Tehachapi Treasure Trove and other businesses, and then finish up with this rousing Celtic concert and dessert at Fiddlers Crossing starting at 7:00 p.m. The paintings of Allyson Gray will remain on the walls through September.
Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street at Robinson Street, in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, at The Apple Shed (Apple Shed will add a 5% service charge to all tickets), or with a credit card by calling 661-823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $15, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30p.m.