Saturday, March 27; Super-secret AMP location (call 842-5073 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and directions, all ages, $10 donation): Talk about cultural diversity. San Francisco-based duo Four Shillings Short meld the traditional music of the British Isles and India with American folk to create a vibrant musical adventure that's as eclectic as they come. Consisting of Cork, Ireland native Aodh Og O Tuama and San Diego-born Christy Martin, Four Shillings Short utilize more than 10 instruments ranging from ancient to modern—tinwhistle, Medieval and Renaissance woodwinds, dumbek, hammered dulcimer, banjo, sitar bodrhan, etc.—in the creation of folk music that relies on ethnic idioms for its lively character.
Four Shillings Short have appeared in Albuquerque and around New Mexico numerous times, and they return this month for three local and nearby appearances. In addition to their Albuquerque performance, you can check them out Friday, March 26, at Alamogordo House Concerts (505-437-0325) at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, at Café Tazza in Taos (505-758-8706) at 7 p.m.