Molly’s Revenge featuring Christa Burch
Molly’s Revenge will return to the festival in 2019 with vocalist Christa Burch featured front and center. The singer and bodhrán player has toured with the band for many years during their annual holiday show, and now for the first time at our festival, she will be singing with Molly’s Revenge all weekend in non-holiday performances. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries intuitive musicianship and storytelling through song. She possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate — and instantly recognizable. Christa won Newcomer of the Year (2010) from LiveIreland.com.
Molly’s Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.
Guest vocalist Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate, and instantly recognizable. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries intuitive musicianship and storytelling through song. To balance the gentle beauty of Christa’s songs, the Irish dancers will bring a percussive, joyful, and colorful exuberance to the stage.
“Revered in California as one of its most energetic, exciting and innovative bands.”
– Shay Black, of the legendary Black family.
“They bring to the music a vital and joyous creativity that excites even the hardest of hearts.”
– John Doyle, founding member of Solas.
“The instruments are traditional… but the wild passion they exhibit is thoroughly modern.”
– Metro Santa Cruz (CA).
“There is an engaging freshness and yet an impressive maturity in their playing.”
– Mick Moloney, National Heritage Award recipient.