The Exciting Gothard Sisters Return to Calais!

Calais Celtic Concerts will present the multi-award winning and Irish step champions “The Gothard Sisters” at the Calais High School, 34 Blue Devil Hill, Calais ME on Saturday, April 14th. Curtain time will be at 7 p.m. US. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest USA. The three girls (who are truly sisters!) perform and record new Celtic arrangements of well-known traditional tunes and songs, as well as their own original compositions from their 6 recorded studio albums.

As champion Irish dancers who have competed overseas multiple times at the World Championships, they include visual elements and the exciting rhythms of Irish step dancing into tightly choreographed, high-energy variety shows.

The signature sound, of the Gothard Sisters' recording, of their CD “Story Girl”, was awarded Album of the Year 2011, by Celtic Radio. The group received “The Best New Irish Artist Award”, at the Irish Music Awards 2014, and they hit the Billboard World Music Chart at #13 for their song; “Falling Snow”, in 2016, along side notable Irish music phenomena Celtic Women and Celtic Thunder.

Greta Gothard: Trained classically as a violinist, Greta started playing at the age of 5 and has performed as a youth symphony member and a soloist in such venues as Benaroya Hall in Seattle and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. As an Irish dancer, Greta competed at the World Championships of Irish dance four years in a row as a soloist and a team member on a figure choreography, that placed 2nd in the world. Greta now plays guitar, keys, Cajon, and several more instruments and sings backup vocals to help round out the sound of the Gothard Sisters.

Willow Gothard: Since learning to play violin at an early age, following the footsteps of her older sister, Willow has always enjoyed the influence of Irish and Celtic music and other dance music. This led to, among other things, a very successful competitive Irish dance career in which she placed in the top five several times in the Western Region and competed in solos, recalling at the World Championships in 2009. During this time Willow's interest in traditional Irish music grew and subsequently she began writing her own tunes.

Solana Gothard: Trained as a classical violinist from the age of 3, Solana has always followed in the musical footsteps of her older sisters. Having studied violin with teachers and mentors from an early age, Solana also found herself being drawn to singing and vocals as well as her violin playing. Putting her vocal talents to use as a lead singer of the Gothard Sisters, Solana has also added bodhran, pennywhistle, cajon and various percussion instruments to her repertoire. Solana is also an accomplished Irish dancer- she was the youngest dancer from the Pacific Northwest ever to qualify for the World Championships at the Western Region Championships in 2006.

• Photos: http://thegothardsisters.bandzoogle.com/promo-photos 

• Website and media: http://thegothardsisters.bandzoogle.comhome 

• YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=EqoCyxcwOMQ 

• Artist website: thegothardsisters.com

The Gothard Sisters, “Best New Irish Artists” by Irish Music Awards. Vocal, instruments and award winning Irish dance. 

Tickets are $20 adult, $5 for 15 years and under. Pre-show tickets are on sale now at Karen’s Diner and Korner Pub. For more information or reservations call 207-214-2067. Visit our Facebook at Calais Celtic Concert Series.