Northwest NEWS

July 16, 2001


Celtic Magic comes to McCormick Park

Duvall Arts Commission's new Arts Onstage in the Park series will present Magical Strings July 25 at 6:30 p.m.
   Inspired by their travels to Cape Breton, Ireland, and the islands of Hawaii, Jamaica and Japan, Philip and Pam Boulding fuse ancient Celtic melodies with Caribbean and African flavors.
   For over 21 years the Bouldings have created the music of Magical Strings, a tightly-knit blend of Celtic harps and hammered dulcimers augmented by pennywhistles, concertina, valiba and storytelling.
   Magical Strings has always been a family affair. Philip who plays the harp is accompanied by Pam on the hammered dulcimer; son, Bronin, on the cello; and daughter Brittany, on the violin.
   Magical Strings' repertoire includes both Irish traditional tunes and original compositions intertwining Celtic roots with classical/world music influences.
   A special attraction will be an appearance by the Raney Irish Dancers.
   McCormick Park is located at Main St. (Hwy. 203) and NE Stephens St. in Duvall. There is plenty of free public parking at the Metro Park and Ride just north of the park. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and come early to stake out a prime spot.
   In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center at 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall.
   For a map or driving directions, visit the Web site at For more information, call (425) 788-2983.