Specialty: Celtic Story Music
Travel back in time as Glastonbury Duo plays music from the Celtic countries, Tudor England, Renaissance Europe or the American West. Carol and Dave Sharp play many kinds of music, including haunting harp and flute, songs of long ago, and rousing dance tunes. Glastonbury Duo includes period costumes, hand carved instruments, and storytelling, with elements of culture, history and language. Instruments include a hand carved Celtic Harp, Bowed Psaltery, Irish Flute, Whistles, Recorders, Flute d’Accord, Alto Cornamuse, Rebec, Zils, Bodhran, Tambourine, Clawhammer Banjo, Pony Limber-jack, Mountain Dulcimer. Vocals are sung in Gaelic, Welsh, English, and western dialect. You can even see a Unicorn percussion toy that was used in Medieval and Renaissance music and plays.
For willing participants, David and Carol might pass out percussion instruments and teach a dance or two from the villages and courts of Europe. They also have a small puppet show “The Clown and the Princess” and “The Trouble with Cricket” and “Birdie Soup”. David and Carol Sharp are the founding members of the group Idlewild that has toured and played in many major festivals in the region for over 25 years. Glastonbury Duo has performed in the “Age of Chivalry Festival” in Las Vegas, Nevada, “The Merry Greenwood” Renaissance fair in the Tri City area in Washington, Pioneer Trails Candle Light and Pumpkin patch tours, the Utah Performing Arts Tour, the Farmington New Mexico Medieval Faire, the Utah Valley Renaissance Fair, the Weber State University Storytelling Festival, and the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.