CWU News

The Gothard Sisters Perform Musical Magic December 9

Once again, the Gothard Sisters will delight music lovers with their unique brand of Celtic music and dance at Central Washington University. The three sisters from Edmonds will perform a holiday concert at 7:00 p.m. on December 9, in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. This concert will feature your favorite holiday melodies, with a Celtic twist! 

Tickets are $12.00 for general admission; $7.00 senior/child/CWU Student with ID and may be purchased online at or by calling 509-963-1429. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service at the Student Union and Recreation Building. Their concerts usually sell out, so be sure to purchase your ticket in advance.

Greta, Willow, and Solana Gothard began playing music at an early age, and before they were teens they became entranced with the intricate Celtic style of dancing they saw in Riverdance. In 2006, they began their career by playing and dancing for tips at the local farmer’s market and gradually built a large and faithful audience in local venues.

According to their website,, “the band has built a loyal following, independent of any music label, by connecting with audiences in a lively, entertaining and touching way and by insisting on a DIY approach in everything they do— self-producing their award-winning albums, energetic live shows, and imaginative music videos.”

In March 2015, their music video covering the old English ballad, "Scarborough Fair," reached over a million views on YouTube.

In 2013, the Gothard Sisters received the Best New Irish Artist Award from Irish Music Awards, and in 2011, the Album of the Year for Celtic Radio for their album, Story Girl. 

This year alone they have performed 200 shows, and traveled a total of 70,000 miles all over the world.

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Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,