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On the second weekend of December The Ragbirds will be presenting Ebird & Friends 7th Annual Holiday Show. It’s a unique variety-show-style performance, put together by Erin Zindle (also known as Ebird) and featuring many of her amazingly talented friends including George Bedard, Laith Al-Saadi, Katie Lee (Appleseed Collective), Jen Sygit, Yorg Kerasiotis (FlashClash), Members of The Macpodz, Moxie Strings, Kiana June Weber (Gaelic Storm), and more!
The show is a creative spin on Holiday tunes from many traditions with a wide range of genres and instruments from all over the world. Expect to hear originals, traditional songs, holiday favorites and Christmas carols turned inside out and on their ears as fiddles, horns, hand bells, percussion, and many voices join together. These are the songs that bring us in from the cold and express the true joy of gathering together for the holidays. Over the years this show has become a tradition for many Ann Arbor families, and as word spreads the audience grows each year.
Opening night begins at 8pm on Saturday, December 13th at The Ark in Ann Arbor. There will also be a second performance on Sunday, December 14th at the Hartland High School Auditorium at 4pm.
Tickets for The Ark performance are available at The Ark box office, at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, or online at www.theark.org. Tickets for the Hartland performance are available at Milford Music, Hartland Community Ed and online at www.theragbirds.com. Tickets are $20. More information, including the full lineup and a live music sampler from previous years is available at www.theragbirds.com
The Ragbirds are pleased to announce the 6th Annual
Ebird & Friends Holiday Show!
Friday December 13th – SOLD OUT!!
The Ark | 316 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor MI
8 PM | All Ages | (General Admission $20)
Sunday December 15th -
Hartland Music Hall | 3619 Avon, Hartland MI
3 PM | All Ages | (Matinee – $20 adult/$10 kids under 10) - SOLD OUT!!
7 PM | All Ages | (General Admission $20)
Featured artists include Jill Jack, Lindsay Lou (Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys), Sean Ike (Third Coast Kings), Katie Lee (Appleseed Collective), Laith Al-Saadi, and Jess McCumons (The Understorey). The show will include music by The Ragbirds as well as performances by an impressive cast of Ann Arbor’s finest, including Tyler Duncan (Ella Riot/My Dear Disco), Dan Piccolo, Mike Boyd, Brennan Andes and Ross Huff (The Macpodz), Diana Ladio (Moxie Strings), Jenny Jones, and more. With comedienne Shelly Smith as the MC for the night, this rare show has a charm that you don’t want to miss.
Since 2008, in the middle of the Mitten, in the heart of December, it has become a yearly tradition for The Ragbirds to present this unique, family-friendly holiday show. The songs and artists change from year to year, but the spirit of the event is community, its soul is creativity and each show is unforgettable.
“Ebird”, of course, is Erin Zindle, lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of The Ragbirds. Erin’s budding childhood love of music was sparked at Christmastime. The holidays were the one time yearly that the entire Zindle family gathered to sing songs together and that early, communal experience of music took deep roots. In “Ebird & Friends” she draws on these roots and uses her creative energy to bring new life to holiday favorites with the help of her many talented musical guests. Fiddles, horns, bagpipes, guitars, and instruments from all over the world will be sounding their voices together in harmony. Expect to be entertained, surprised, cheered and warmed by this collaborative performance of new and old songs.
Hope you’ll join us – this show is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Featured Artists from previous years include: Theo Katzman, Dick Siegel, Jim Roll, Dave Boutette, Madcat Ruth, Jetty Rae, Yorg Kerasiotis, Misty Lyn, Heather Schwartz, Erik and Toko Santos (October Babies), Annie & Rod Capps, Spencer Michaud, Chris Buhalis, Andrew Brown, Sophie Tulip, Jenny Jones, Adam Labeaux, and many more!
Here is a Sampler with songs from the live recordings of previous years: