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Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style.
Combining tradition with innovation, Simple Gifts creates some of the finest arrangements in folk music today: swing fiddle creeps into a Romanian dance, spoons show up in an Irish reel, and a blues lick introduces a Klezmer melody. Join us, to help kick off the 2022 season
To learn more about a band, click on the band name in the schedule below.
Looking forward to seeing you again!
Outdoor Concerts are among the safest social activities, but we realize the seriousness of COVID 19 and recommend that you follow guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at the time of each concert.
Thanks to the generosity of New Pig and Daniel Silver (keyboard player for RIFF), a New Pig hand sanitizer station has been donated to support our concerts again this year. It will be located in the pergola, near the refreshment/merchandise table.
Our home at 211 Moondance Lane is only about 15 minutes from downtown State College. Don't be misled by the Port Matilda address.
For guests with mobility issues, we can reserve parking. We have modified the road down to the stage, so on nights with outdoor concerts we can allow a few cars to drive down, drop passengers, and park on the edge of the woods. Call Kyle at 814-404-1313 to make arrangements for people with mobility issues.
We will need to reschedule, as it's no longer safe to move the concerts indoors.
Can't beat an outdoor concert on a rain-free summer evening.
There are three homes on Moondance Lane, and Google hasn't figured us out quite yet. Our home is the one AT THE TOP OF THE HILL, so as you drive up Moondance Lane, take the uphill path at each of the two forks. (That's right at the first fork, then left at the second fork.)
If you get lost, call Kyle's cell phone number, 814-404-1313, and hope he can hear you over the music. (-:
In case you are not a GPS or Google Maps or MapQuest user, here's a set of directions you can use to make your way.
Directions to Kyle Peck and Catherine Augustine's Home at:
211 Moondance Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870
(from Penn State University)