The Gothard Sisters at Lynwood Theatre

Lynwood Theatre 4569 Lynwood Center Road Northeast, Bainbridge Island, WA, United States

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic supergroup of three American sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. Through over 15 years of performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following. Their latest Celtic album, Dragonfly, and Christmas album, A Celtic Christmas, feature the sisters playing an assortment of acoustic instruments and vocals combined with modern production to create music exploring themes of resilience and adventure. The band’s music is popular among a worldwide audience, and has over 19 million streams on Spotify, with a large social media following and 13 million views on youtube.

The Gothard Sisters have performed at performing arts centers, listening rooms and festivals across the United States, including a show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium stage in Washington DC, concerts with orchestras and symphonies, performances with Disney Cruise line in Europe, outreach appearances in schools across the United States and two tours in Japan with Min-On Global Music Network, performing over 50 shows there in 2019 and 2022. Blending Celtic, folk, classical and new age musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, whistle and vocal harmonies, creating music that is “vivid, inspirational and captivating.” (Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review 2018) 

Writing and recording near their home in the Pacific Northwest, the band has released 10 albums and has performed over 2,000 live shows over the course of their career.

The Name and Meaning:
Gothard (GAW-third) is an old English surname meaning “Good and Hardy.”

Kara Hesse and the Passenger String Quartet at Lynwood Theatre

Lynwood Theatre 4569 Lynwood Center Road Northeast, Bainbridge Island, WA, United States

Native to the Wichita plains and raised in Boulder, CO, Kara’s midwestern roots seep through her sultry voice and songwriting with an eclectic blend of americana soul and rock ‘n roll. Her music is like a warm breeze from Muscle Shoals in a contemporary framework that scratches a musical itch you didn’t realize you had. Her music has been placed on television shows, including CBS Scorpion and DirecTV You Me Her. She has self-released two albums, Better By Morning (2014) and Sojourner (2018) and is currently working on her third full length album in Nashville, Tennessee, where she now resides.