Session Category Archives: Musical Performance

‘Celtic Celebrations’ Concert & Reception with Willson & McKee

Montana House is hosting a Celtic Christmas concert featuring Willson & McKee, a nationally touring award-winning duo specializing in traditional Irish, Scottish and original acoustic music. Their performance is at 4 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the Kintla Camp event room upstairs at Montana House and will last an hour and a half. They will feature Celtic Christmas music, sing-along songs and a ‘surprise’!

Ken Willson and Kim McKee give their audience a distinctive musical experience. Their original compositions have an ancient sound and traditional pieces are re-dressed in their customized style. Also, the combination of blazing instrumentals, warm vocals, and a lot of laughter translate into an enriching musical experience. Collecting experiences, stories and humor from over 20 years together, they have focused on educational programs and concert venues at public schools, college campuses, workshops, cultural events and festivals. Their instrument repertoire includes accordion, folk harp, guitar, dulcimer, bodhran and even bagpipe.

The concert is free and open to the public but reservations are required as seating is limited. Please call 406 888-5393 or email: 1960mthouse@qwestoffice.net or go to the Montana House website www.montanahouse.info for more information and to reserve your seat.

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Willson & McKee

Willson & McKee are…two voices with dulcimers, guitars, Irish bouzouki, harp, accordion, bagpipes, stories, dances and… FUN! The concert will include material from their many recordings.

Rocky Mountain Celtic…what Celtic becomes when it settles comfortably for three generations in the west. It is Americans doing what they do best – interpreting their roots’ music in fresh and original ways. The combination of Willson and McKee’s Celtic heritage plus their Montana and Colorado roots gives audiences a distinctive musical experience. Their original compositions have an ancient sound and traditional pieces are re-dressed in their customized style. Also, the combination of blazing instrumentals, warm harmony vocals, a lot of laughter and a ceilidh dance or two translates into an enriching evening concert. Collecting experiences, stories and humor from over 20 years of touring together, they have focused on educational programming, concert venues, college campuses, master classes, workshops, cultural events and festivals.

Open to the public – $8 at the door for the musicians please, music starts at 7pm. Come enjoy this musical performance in our new Kintla Camp room! CD’s available for purchase. Please call to reserve your seat, 406-888-5393.

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Willson & McKee

Willson & McKee are…two voices with dulcimers, guitars, Irish bouzouki, harp, accordion, bagpipes, stories, dances and… FUN! The concert will include material from their many recordings.

Rocky Mountain Celtic…what Celtic becomes when it settles comfortably for three generations in the west. It is Americans doing what they do best – interpreting their roots’ music in fresh and original ways. The combination of Willson and McKee’s Celtic heritage plus their Montana and Colorado roots gives audiences a distinctive musical experience. Their original compositions have an ancient sound and traditional pieces are re-dressed in their customized style. Also, the combination of blazing instrumentals, warm harmony vocals, a lot of laughter and a ceilidh dance or two translates into an enriching evening concert. Collecting experiences, stories and humor from over 20 years of touring together, they have focused on educational programming, concert venues, college campuses, master classes, workshops, cultural events and festivals.

Open to the public – $8 at the door for the musicians please, music starts at 7pm. Come enjoy this musical performance in our new Kintla Camp room! CD’s available for purchase. Please call to reserve your seat, 406-888-5393.

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Folk Rewind

Folk Rewind”, An Evening of Group Singing Led By Guitar Instructor Steve Eckels
at the Montana House on Saturday, August 11th,  7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Montana House is hosting an evening sing-a-long on Saturday, August 11th – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the new Kintla Camp event room. All are welcome to join guitar instructor Steve Eckels who will lead group singing of great songs of the folk revival of the 1950s and 1960s. Selected music include songs made popular by Peter, Paul & Mary, The Kingston Trio, The Weavers, Pete Seeger, John Denver, Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Lead Belly, Harry Belafonte, Woody Guthrie and many others.  Song sheets will be provided. Steve invites participants to bring their stringed instruments for an old-fashioned hootenanny.  In addition, he will perform several solo guitar selections from his albums American Sampler and Cowboy Classics.

The sing-a-long is open to the public with a $8.00 admission fee. CD’s available for purchase. For reservations phone: (406) 888-5393 or email: 1960mthouse@qwestoffice.net

Since the year 2000, Steve Eckels has taught high school guitar classes for the Kalispell, Montana school district. He is also the guitar instructor for Flathead Valley Community College. His formal training includes a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master’s degree from New England Conservatory, and a Music Education Certification from Northland College. He is active as a solo guitar performer as well as the leader of a 1950s rock and roll band, Zino & the Bel Aires. His numerous recordings, including his popular holiday album Comfort & Joy are available for purchase at the Montana House or on his website: www.guitarmusicman.com

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Folk Music Sing-a-long with Steve Eckels

Folk Rewind”, An Evening of Group Singing Led By Guitar Instructor Steve Eckels
at the Montana House on Friday, August 11th,  7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Montana House is hosting an evening sing-a-long on Friday, August 11th – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the new Kintla Camp event room. All are welcome to join guitar instructor Steve Eckels who will lead group singing of great songs of the folk revival of the 1950s and 1960s. Selected music include songs made popular by Peter, Paul & Mary, The Kingston Trio, The Weavers, Pete Seeger, John Denver, Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Lead Belly, Harry Belafonte, Woody Guthrie and many others.  Song sheets will be provided. Steve invites participants to bring their stringed instruments for an old-fashioned hootenanny.  In addition, he will perform several solo guitar selections from his albums American Sampler and Cowboy Classics.

The sing-a-long is open to the public with a $5.00 admission fee. For reservations phone: (406) 888-5393 or email: 1960mthouse@qwestoffice.net

Since the year 2000, Steve Eckels has taught high school guitar classes for the Kalispell, Montana school district. He is also the guitar instructor for Flathead Valley Community College. His formal training includes a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master’s degree from New England Conservatory, and a Music Education Certification from Northland College. He is active as a solo guitar performer as well as the leader of a 1950s rock and roll band, Zino & the Bel Aires. His numerous recordings, including his popular holiday album Comfort & Joy are available at the Montana House or on his website: www.guitarmusicman.com

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Willson & McKee

TWO NIGHTS – AUGUST 18 & 19 – Enjoy Celtic tunes in Apgar! Two voices with Mtn Dulcimer, Celtic Harp, Accordion, Irish Bouzouki, Bodhran, Bagpipes, and Guitars. $5 at the door, music starts at 7pm. Come enjoy this musical performance in our new Kintla Camp room!

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