SeaMuse are four friends - Stanley Greenthal, Christos Govetas, Kip Greenthal, and Kim Goldov - who love to share their original compositions and traditional music from a variety of regions of Greece, Turkey, the Balkans, as well as songs and instrumentals from Brittany, Ireland, and Scotland.
An annual tradition, SeaMuse's Winter Solstice Concert features songs about love, the challenges of our times, and memories from life - a perfect way to celebrate the solstice before ringing in the new year. Plus, SeaMuse plans to have their new first recording, "Solstice Fire," in hand for the concert.
Celtic and Balkan tunes, seasonal and original songs and poems, strings plucked and bowed, clarinet and drums will fire up the longest night of the year. "This is world music in the holiday tradition including Greenthal's superb originals," writes Chris Lunn, editor of northwest music quarterly Ancient Victorys.
Stanley Greenthal is an internationally acclaimed songwriter and instrumentalist who stretches musical borders from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Greece, and the Balkans. He sings and plays guitar, bouzouki, laouto and lavta (Greek and Turkish lutes). Sing Out! magazine described his latest recording, First Song, as a "fascinating voyage to the highlands of Scotland, the Breton lands and the islands of the Mediterranean."
Christos Govetas sings and plays clarinet, oud, and bouzouki, and regularly performs with his group Dromeno (www.dromeno.com) in Seattle and across the U.S. and Canada. Christos and his wife Ruth Hunter are winners of the 2017 Gordon Ekvall Tracie Memorial Award in recognition of their excellence in ethnic performance and significant contributions to traditional cultural arts. Govetas has recorded and performed with Bill Frisell's group, The Intercontinentals.
Kip Greenthal sings harmony, plays the ancient bowed psaltry, as well as percussion. Kip also adds compelling spoken word pieces set to musical accompaniment.
Kim Goldov plays 5-string violin, double bass, and soprano glockenspiel. Kim has performed on glockenspiel and xylophone since his early years in his neighborhood Orff ensemble. More recently he performed in the Radost Folk Ensemble, Freylakh Klezmer Band, Yeni Ses (Turkish traditional and modern folk), and the Bucharest Drinking Team.
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