All concerts are free and open to the public and are presented in the Sanctuary.
Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage!
This award-winning band performs on an impressive array of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, banjo, and guitar plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, shruti box, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek.
Presenting a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes, they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from diverse cultures with their American roots. It’s obvious these women love the music they play and know how to share their talents, their enthusiasm, and their sense of humor with the audience.