Two women plus ten instruments equals one good time, and the Music, Gettysburg! audience will not want to miss the return of Simple Gifts’ dazzling performance this Friday, January 25, 2013 at 7:30pm.

Karen Hirshon and Linda Littleton play a wide variety of ethnic folk music, and concert goers will hear selections that range from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs , haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performance, Simple Gifts puts their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, creating some of the finest arrangement in folk music today.

Simple Gifts founder Linda Littleton is joined by Karen Hirshon in one of the most delightfully eclectic mixes of music you will ever hear” says Mark Oldenburg, chair of Music, Gettysburg!
Based in State College PA, Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon have performed as Simple Gifts since 1995. Their performances include appearances at the Smithsonian, Longwood Gardens, Hershey Theater, National Theatre, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Ontario Center for Performing Arts, Old Songs Festival, Pennsylvania Consort Society, and dozens of schools and colleges throughout the region.
The folk duo has recorded six albums. Their newest, "Crossing Borders: Music of Many Lands," was recognized by Indie Acoustic as including "one of the best songs of 2005." Their previous album, "Time and Again," won a bronze star (third place) in the Crossroads Music Awards. Their recordings include traditional music from Romania, Hungary, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, France, Sweden, Denmark, and America, plus original compositions by each group member.

The concert takes place at the chapel of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and is free and open to the public Simple Gifts will lead an open jam session for all instruments immediately following the concert.  Also participating in the open jam session will be Celtic band, Cormorant's Fancy.

Come enjoy this Friday evening concert which is free and open to the public.  The Seminary Chapel is located at 147 Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-334-6286 ext 2197 or visit the web site at

Posted: 1/22/2013 5:40:01 PM by John Spangler | with 0 comments

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