Looking for a raucous good time, then look no further than the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum’s concert series from blues to jazz, to rock and everything in between. On Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m., the Museum welcomes Portland’s own Three Pound Note. Three Pound Note performs traditional Welsh, Cornish, and English Folk music, and will be highlighting music from Wales and Cornwall. In addition, you will hear songs from Scotland, Ireland, and England presented with relevant historical insight and a good amount of native wit.
Lead vocalist, Andrea Wild, was born in Liverpool, England. She grew up with the sibling singing tradition emphasizing harmony and a cappella performance. Andrea’s mother was from Caernafon, Wales, and moved to Liverpool with her grandmother and grandfather (Nain and Taid) during WWII. As a result, Andrea and her brother, Straford grew up in a Welsh speaking household hearing traditional Welsh songs from infancy. They began singing in folk clubs throughout the North of England and Andrea was a regular at Liverpool’s Irish Centre.
After moving to the Unite States, Andrea continued to sing with her brother, Straford. They collaborated with Oregon Symphony cellist, Jim Smith in the band, Both Wild, and performed at folk festivals and music venues throughout the U.S. Both Wild released a CD recording in 2002, Just Say Nevoth.
Andrea has hosted Irish, world folk, and soul music programs on Portland’s independent KBOO radio. Her native wit and clear articulation earned her a go-to position within the community for hosting and emceeing all manner of music, cultural, charity, and civic events. Andrea joined PSU Chorale and earned a longed-for opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. Andrea just got back from a trip to Pwllheli, Wales, and is excited to perform a number of songs in the Welsh language.
On guitar, mandolin, and melodeon is Hugo Glanville. Hugo started singing in Folk Clubs in England in his early teens, but didn’t find his solo singing voice until he moved to the United States and started leading pub-singing sessions with The Bridgetown Morris Men.
He led several songs on Bridgetown’s first CD – “All About the Ale”, and has performed as a singer at Seattle Folklife Festival and Princeton Folk Festival. He performed as part of a Trio called Village Briar that came together annually to sing songs of a darker and more sinister tradition at Dark Harvest Ballad events, annually, and more recently created a sea shanty group called Stormalong that had its inaugural performance at The Global Folk Club hosted by Andrea.
Soon after Hugo and Andrea met, they realized that they grew up in England at roughly the same time with the same music being played in the folk clubs they attended. The ‘duo’ offers them both great opportunities to perform songs from the English repertoire at pubs, wineries, folk festivals and private events. Joining Three Pound Note is Portland-based Uilleann piper, Preston Howard.
Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets for the Three Pound Note concert are just $15 with the proceeds benefiting the Museum’s seasonal exhibits and free lecture series. Cost of each ticket includes tasty treats and donated libations. The music starts at 7:00 p.m. amd the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can purchased at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.
Lodging for this event has been sponsored by Bob & Sandi Lundy of Cannon Beach, Oregon!
The Acoustic Folk! Music Series has been sponsored by Martin Hospitality of Cannon Beach, Oregon!