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Enjoy An Evening of Celtic Folk Music on January 11

Dec 19, 2018 01:41PM ● By Hannah Ott

Geneva, IL - February Sky features traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban. They will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 South 2nd St. on January 11 at 7pm. 

Phil sings and plays his own arrangements of traditional songs and tunes on six string guitar and cittern, and he also interprets a number of carefully chosen songs from the best of modern Folk song writers, as well as backing Susan up on her songs. Susan Urban is a writer of story songs and humorous "slice of life" songs. She accompanies her songs, plus Phil’s songs and tunes, on six and 12-string guitar, six string banjo, mountain dulcimer, and hand percussion instruments. 

Phil and Susan present a combination of old and new songs and tunes, addressing the widest possible range of experience, complete with vocal harmony, intricate instrumentation and thoughtful stagecraft. They believe that Folk Music is a continuum. Whether the songs are self-penned or have a history thousands of years old, as long as they speak to the human condition and the human heart, they carry on the Folk Music tradition.

Source: Karen Kaplan