It was a night fit for getting out and about and listening to the world-famous Charlie Zahm bring his unique brand of Celtic music to Harford County Saturday evening at the Amoss Center on Thomas Run road.
Zahm is one of the most popular soloists performing incredible Irish, Scottish and Australian music in America and abroad.
The famed singer with his baritone voice that’s been described as ‘a resonant sounding trill’ totally compliments the Celtic tunes he sings and plays accompanied by his acoustic guitar. His performance Saturday has been long awaited, by throngs of contains who follow this gifted and talented performer.
Word has it for the fans in this area, Zahm will appear sometime in April at the historic Jerusalem Mills.
Throughout the evening Charlie along with the versatile fiddler Tad Marks and internationally famed percussionist Cheryl Prashker performed two sets to the total delight of everyone in the hall.
Weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history lessons, the magical Zahm interjected wry comments between numbers to the delight of everyone in attendance.
Since this legend was old enough to sing he has entertained audiences of all ages with the melodies he first heard in the Scottish province of his mother’s birth, Ontario, Canada. Along the trails across the country he has taken time to write his own brand of evocative lyrics…which he performed Saturday as well…a song to the apple blossoms we all experience in the summer as words and music take the audience miles away without leaving the theater.
Many fans recall with gusto the time when Charlie was invited by the famed ‘Scotland Black Watch’ to sing with them….an honor only bestowed by the ‘Black Watch’ on those whose talent and voice can measure up to their own high standards.
Zahm powered through song after song with the driving, classically trained Prashker and the high-flying fiddle work of Marks. All in all, the audience was filled to capacity following the evening’s performance.
Saturday’s exclusive performance benefited the Historical Society of Harford County and the restoration of the Hays House Museum. Co-ordinating the evening, Maryana Skrownski, beamed following the performance, calling the evening a total success. “We fortunate to have someone of Charlie’ stature come to play for the county.”
Fans and those uninitiated to this Celtic wonder, will have to wait until he gets back in this area again to hear ‘live’ this incredible voice and talent.