America’s premier hammered dulcimer player and recording artist, Maggie Sansone, is bringing the ringing beauty of her music to Christ Church Parish Kent Island for a one-night-only concert on Saturday, December 12th. Booked as “An Evening of Celtic Christmas Music with Maggie Sansone & Friends”, the concert is scheduled to run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary. Maggie will be accompanied by Pat Egan (vocals & guitar), Laura Byrne (Irish flute), and Jim Eagan (fiddle). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase tickets online: www.FourWindsPAC.org or call 410-643-5921 for additional information. Proceeds from the concert to benefit Our Haven Shelter for the homeless in Queen Anne’s County.
“We’re thrilled; absolutely ecstatic,” exclaimed Christ Church Parish Rector David Green upon hearing the news that Ms. Sansone was available to play in mid-December. Green continued, “To be able to bring a musician of Maggie’s stature to the residents of the mid-shore area is an accomplishment we will be hard pressed to surpass in the future.
“This concert will be the forerunner of many more to come through a budding not-for-profit entity that we have named the ‘Four Winds Performing Arts Center’. The next concert scheduled for February 13, 2010 will be the debut concert for the Four Winds PAC and will feature the internationally recognized Morgan State University Choir under the direction of Eric Conway. The performance has excellent acoustics and seats four hundred. In anticipation of an active concert schedule, we have moved forward with upgrade to our sound, lighting, and instrument capabilities.”
Maggie Sansone has played for hundreds of thousands of music lovers around the world, been featured on CBS-TV Sunday Morning, performed at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, the National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium; from the large stage to small town fairs, Renaissance and folk festivals, special events and weddings. Maggie is also founder and CEO of Maggie’s Music record label. The label, which features over 50 albums distributed worldwide, is an eight time WAMMIE winner for “Record Label of the Year”. WAMMIE is Washington, DC’s answer to the Grammies). For more information about Ms. Sansone, visit her website: www.maggiesansone.com.
Christ Church Parish and the Four Winds PAC are co-located on Kent Island at 830 Romancoke Road (next to the American Legion). From the Western Shore area, take U.S. Route 50 East over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, turn right at the first exit after the bridge (Romancoke Road – Route 8); the church is located on the right approximately 2 miles south of U.S. Route 50.