Rooted in the traditional Celtic music of Ireland and Scotland (as well as Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), this trio of modern day minstrels has expanded upon these ethnic styles through the development of intriguing arrangements and original compositions. In this way, they have created a sound unique unto themselves.
Since their formation in 1980, Golden Bough has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over. Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments (Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle and bodhran) they blend their voices in pristine three-part harmony and feature haunting solo vocals. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.
For over 30 years, Golden Bough has been bringing their music into elementary schools, offering students the opportunity
to enjoy the wealth of folk music from Ireland, America and around the world. Following their introductory assembly,
where the children are acquainted with the group's collection of musical instruments and are given a basic understanding of folk music,
Golden Bough often returns to present a follow -up program. Golden Bough is also available for concert performances at
Children's & family festivals and in concert. Their program can be tailored to the particular event.