A Winter Solstice Concert with SeaMuse

Submitted by Lopez Center for Community and the Arts

SeaMuse is 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 and the Balkans, as well as songs and instrumentals from Brittany, Ireland and Scotland.

An annual Lopez 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.

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.

Plus, SeaMuse will have their new first recording, “Solstice Fire,” in hand for the concert! “Solstice Fire” is a collection of original songs and instrumentals, along with traditional and contemporary compositions from Brittany, Scotland, England and Greece, and will be available for purchase ($15) at the concert.

In the spirit of giving, SeaMuse will donate 25 percent of their share of the proceeds from the concert to the Lopez Island Family Resource Center.

The concert is Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m., at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $6 for youth under 18. Tickets are available in advance at www.lopezcenter.org and also at Paper Scissors on the Rock, Blossom Organic Grocery and Lopez Bookshop. For more information, visit www.lopezcenter.org or call 360-468-2203. Visit SeaMuse’s website at http://seamuse.net/.