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Olalla’s monthly music series continues with Celtic celebration Mar. 9


24 February, 2014

Contact: Charlee Glock-Jackson

(253) 857-5604

Olalla’s own Magical Strings will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a few days early with a concert of Celtic music on Mar. 9 at the Olalla community hall. The concert is part of the Second Sunday Music Series, presented by the non-profit Olalla Community Club (OCC).

Pam and Philip Boulding, the husband-and-wife foundation of Magical Strings, have been making music together on Celtic harps and hammered dulcimers (hand-crafted by Philip in their Olalla studio) since 1978. They have toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Japan and Okinawa and are practically household names in the Northwest.

With nearly 20 albums to their credit, the Bouldings have also performed on A Prairie Home Companion, NPR’s Weekend Edition, CNN and even for Russia’s Boris Yeltsin when he visited Seattle.

In addition to performing and recording, the Bouldings also run the popular School of Magical Strings and Magic Hill Summer Harp Camp.

“We are thrilled that Pam and Phillip will be playing a concert for us right here at home in the Community Hall,” said Hobie Denny, chair of the OCC membership committee. “This will be a wonderful, early St. Paddy’s day treat for the whole family, and we know that tickets will go quickly.” Singer-songwriter Rick Gonzales will open the Mar. 9 show.

All Second Sunday concerts start at 2pm. The Olalla Community Hall is located at 12970 Olalla Valley Road. Parking is available at the hall and also at the nearby church.

Suggested donation for the Second Sunday concerts is $15 for adults; $10 for children 10-and-under. Tickets are available at Al’s Store in Olalla, Allstar Guitar in Gig Harbor and at the door.

The music series continues on April 13 with a concert by Poulsbo folk duo Hank & Claire. Paper and Clay will open. The Series concludes with a special Mothers’ Day show on May 11 with internationally known children’s entertainer Jim Valley.

The Second Sunday Music Series raises funds for OCC and the annual Olalla Bluegrass & Beyond Festival. OCC has been serving the community since 1937. Their work supports a variety of local organizations including the PTA, Little League, food banks and music programs at several schools in the area.

For information contact Charlee Glock-Jackson at (253) 857-5604.

WHAT Olalla Second Sunday concert with Magical Strings

WHERE Olalla Community Hall – 12970 Olalla Valley Rd. S.E. in Olalla

WHEN March 9 at 2pm

COST Suggested donation $15; $10 for kids 10 and under. Tickets available at Al’s Store in Olalla, Allstar Guitar in Gig Harbor and at the door

INFO (253) 857-5604