PORTLAND — New England Celtic Arts will present Irish step champions The Gothard Sisters at venues in Mexico, Phillips, Farmington and Portland in early September.

They will perform Tuesday, Sept. 6, at One Longfellow Square in Portland; Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Green Church Concerts in Mexico; Thursday, Sept. 8, at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society; and Saturday, Sept. 10, at Phillips Area Community Center.

Curtain time is 7 p.m. at all locations.

The three Irish musicians and dancers from the Pacific Northwest perform and record new Celtic arrangements of well-known traditional tunes and songs and their original compositions from their six albums.

Greta Gothard 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 second in the world. She plays guitar, keys, cajon and several more instruments and sings backup vocals.

Willow Gothard 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, her interest in traditional Irish music grew and, subsequently, she began writing tunes.

Solana Gothard has always followed in the musical footsteps of her older sisters. Putting her vocal talents to use as the lead singer of the Gothard Sisters, she also plays violin, bodhran, penny-whistle, cajon and various percussion instruments. She was the youngest dancer from the Pacific Northwest ever to qualify for the World Championships.

For reservations, ticket pricing, venue locations and other information go to www.necelticarts.com


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