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Out & About: Four Shillings Short duo joins jazz/pop singer at Old Town Center for the Arts

Christy Martin and husband Aodh Og O’Tuama are Four Shillings Short.  (Courtesy photo)

Christy Martin and husband Aodh Og O’Tuama are Four Shillings Short. (Courtesy photo)

SEDONA - What do the touring Celtic & World music folk band, Four Shillings Short, and one of Sedona's favorite musicians have in common? Well, besides recording and occasionally performing music together, they are family and will be at Cottonwood's Old Town Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.

Aodh "g O'Tuama, from Cork, Ireland, is married to band mate, Christy Martin, who is the older sister of Sedona jazz/pop singer, Susannah Martin. Catch them together for this once-in-a-lifetime concert of captivating music, rich harmonies, tender moments, stories and humor at Old Town Center for the Arts.

The trio will perform a variety of World music ranging from Celtic, East Indian Ragas and Folk played on a dizzying array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & mountain dulcimer, mandolins, guitar, banjo, Indian Sitar, Medieval & Renaissance Woodwinds, recorders and flutes, percussion and vocals.

Tickets for Four Shillings Short and Susannah Martin are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $20 priority seating. Tickets are available online at www.showtix4u.com, in Cottonwood at Desert Dancer and Mount Hope Natural Foods; and in Sedona at Crystal Magic. Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 633 N. 5th Street (5th Street & Main) in Old Town Cottonwood. For more info, visit oldtowncenter.org or call Elena Bullard at 928-634-0940.

Hopi artists to demonstrate natural dyes and weaving Saturday

CAMP VERDE - A gathering of Native American artists demonstrating traditional natural dyes and twill and belt weaving will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montezuma Castle National Monument.

Each cultural specialist will showcase an element of classic Hopi and Pueblo-style weaving: using a support spindle to create yarn; vertical looms to fashion complex twill blankets and belts; and a display and discussion of the plants and other natural materials utilized before pre-industrial dyes and fibers became widely available. Men are the weavers in traditional Pueblo society, creating the wedding robes, belts, kilts, wearing blankets, and mantas used in dances and special occasions.

Participating artists will alternate with informal talks and will be available for questions and answers. At noon Saturday, Pueblo weaver Louie Garcia (Tiwa/Piro) will give a special presentation on the influences and continuities of Mesoamerican weaving techniques and design.

Regular admission fees apply, but there is no additional charge for the special programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, and children 15 and younger get in free. For info, call 928-567-3322, extension zero. Montezuma Castle National Monument is located off exit 289, Interstate 17, at 2800 Montezuma Castle Road.