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Dynamic All-Female Irish Music and Dance Group to Perform at CWU

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, USA. The three girls (who are truly sisters!) perform and record new Celtic arrangements of well-known traditional tunes and popular songs, as well as their own original compositions from their 6 recorded studio albums. The free performance will take place on November 1, at 7 p.m. in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall.  Central Washington University Students will be involved too!
As champion Irish dancers who have competed overseas multiple times at the World Championships, they include the visual elements and the exciting rhythms of Irish step dancing into tightly choreographed, high-energy variety shows.

The signature sound of the Gothard Sisters’ recording (their new album Story Girl was awarded Album of the Year 2011 by Celtic Radio) blends the freedom and lyricism of traditional folk forms with the discipline gained from years of training as classical musicians and the competitive world of Irish dance.

The sisters are seasoned performers and have performed around the country at Celtic and folk music festivals, state and county fairs, halftime shows, schools, theaters and concert series of all sizes. With original tunes written by the sisters, sibling harmony, Celtic roots and the nerve to take risks with style, a Gothard Sisters’ show is joyful and exuberant, full of surprises, and leaves audiences refreshed and inspired.
Media contact: Carrie Rehkopf, CWU Music Department, 509-963-1240,

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