Marcellus duo to offer eclectic mix of holiday songs

The annual Bells & Motley Musical Celebration of Early Yuletide traditions will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 5 at Onondaga Hill Library. Sondra and John Bromkas will perform Medieval, Renaissance, and Traditional French, Celtic, and Merrie Olde English holiday music on a full complement of historic instruments, including the Celtic harp, hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer and bagpipes. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to share Holiday Wassail songs and toasts at this festive gathering. Admission is free.

About the artists

John and Sondra themselves are versatile "Renaissance people," acknowledged not only as skilled performers of historic music on a myriad of instruments, but also as storytellers, musicologists, teachers, composers, instrument builders and recording artists. Making their home in Marcellus, John and Sondra have traveled widely in musical research and maintain a busy schedule of concerts and workshops at schools and colleges, historic sites, and Renaissance and living history festivals. You can find their itinerary, resources and more by visiting their website, www.bellsandmotley.com.

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