The Lansdowne Folk Club presents an evening with Charlie Zahm: One of the strongest voices in the musical worlds of the Celts, Early America and the Civil War on Thursday, September 22. Opening the show is Bob Beach Remembers DC Fitzgerald accompanied by Jim Klingler.

Charlie Zahm - Photo by Bill Ecklund

Charlie Zahm – Photo by Bill Ecklund

Held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost. Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away. For reservations, advance ticket sales CLICK HERE. For more information email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213.  Only cash is accepted at the door. 

Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as “coming along once in a generation,” Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!

When Charlie was old enough to sing, he began appreciating the beautiful Celtic songs and melodies he first heard in the largely Scottish province of his mother’s birth, Ontario, Canada. Keenly aware of his own heritage, which includes healthy doses of Scottish and Irish blood on both sides of his family, Charlie has collected several hundred popular (as well as beautiful and obscure) selections and now performs them for thousands of fans up and down the Eastern Seaboard and across America. Today, as one of the most sought-after Celtic singers on the East Coast (he is one of the few singers in the world to be invited to sing live twice with Scotland’s “Black Watch”), Charlie performs regularly everywhere from concerts and festivals to television shows and Celtic-themed Caribbean cruises, where his 6’4″ frame and powerful baritone make him one of the most memorable performers around.

Charlie will be joined by fantastic Baltimore fiddler Tad Marks, who has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with top-name groups and is considered one of the finest fiddlers on the East Coast. His down-home charm and easy-going style have made him friends across the country, and his fine fiddling on stage with Charlie ranges from hard-driving jigs and reels to the most expressive accompaniment for vocals you will ever hear. His solo CD releases have received great praise from traditional Celtic and bluegrass fiddle-music lovers alike! Tad‘s music has also been featured on many of Charlie’s albums and dozens of additional CDs by other artists, TV commercials, and on various other projects.  Clips of all of Charlie‘s recorded songs can be heard on his “Albums” page at http://www.charliezahm.com.

Bob Beach | photo by Carolyn Miller

Bob Beach | Photo by Carolyn Miller

Bob Beach Remembers DC Fitzgerald – Bob Beach met DC Fitzgerald in 1967 at Indiana University of PA. Bob was just learning to play harmonica and DC was a well established folk musician. Over the next few years they developed a musical and personal friendship that spanned 5 decades. This partnership included Contraband, Madison Blue Shoes, the DC Band, Dixie Dogs and American Music culminating with the Fitzgerald and Beach duo. Between the years of 1996 and 2006 Fitzgerald & Beach produced 4 critically acclaimed albums and toured regularly. In late 2006 DC passed away. On the 10th anniversary of DC’s death and the 20th anniversary of Fitzgerald & Beach’s first album (Blues New and Used) Bob has put together a show remembering DC Fitzgerald. This show will include many of the songs DC was known for and lots of memories of a great and influential musician. Bob’s good friend and DC admirer Jim Klingler will help out on guitar.

The Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club.  Our fall schedule also includes Roosevelt Dime on October 27, *Mollie O’Brien on November 17 and Christine Havrilla on December 8.

*The Mollie O’Brien show, on November 17 will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne, 140 N. Lansdowne, AV, Lansdowne, PA (Cor. of Greenwood AV)