Join us Around the Fireside on January 6th for Club Camaraderie and Music!
Appetizers and drinks at 6:30pm
The program starts at 7:00pm
Our January Fireside event will continue the Club's emphasis on celebrating our members. Last January we began the year with an "Around the Fireside" gathering that was very well received. For January 2020 we invite our members to enjoy wine and appetizers, and then truly gather around the fireside and hear a brief introduction from each attendee so we can get to know each other better. We especially look forward to hearing about our new members! Last year folks were surprised and delighted to learn about some of the activities that our members are involved in, as well as hearing about the many ways they value our Club.
We will then enjoy brief presentations by two of the exceptionally talented musicians among our membership. Just as we celebrate the remarkable artistic talent that exists within our membership at the Member Art Show in December, our January Fireside meeting is an opportunity to see a side of some of our members that I hope will be a delightful surprise, as well as providing you with some fun musical entertainment. Our evening will conclude with some special treats, including desserts from our wonderful local bakery Masse's, and some dessert wines to taste.
Celia Ramsay is well known on local stages but less so within the Club, though she and her husband have been members for several years. They have generously contributed wine to club events from their winery, Kent Rasmussen Winery, and the Ramsay label. This will be a special opportunity to enjoy Celia’s singing talents in an intimate setting. Celia has released four recordings, covering her diverse musical interests. Celia performs her own original songs, music from the Great American Songbook, and also performs Scottish roots music from a vast repertory. You can enjoy examples of her impressive skills on her website: CeliaRamsay.com And be prepared to join in for a final song!
Many of you know David Mostardi as our Club Historian, but for this gathering, he will share some of his musical sides. He will be performing a selection of tunes from Scotland and beyond, first on accordion, and will finish his set with a piece on a magical instrument, the hammered dulcimer. David is part of the premier Scottish Country Dance band on the West Coast, FiddleSticks and Ivory, and is featured on three CDs, two of Scottish music and one as an accordionist for Savina, a Balkan women’s choir. He will be joined by a well-known talent in both folk and Early music circles, fiddler Shira Kammen.