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Grace Lieberman Cabaret Series Features Golden Bough Trio
Golden Bough
Popular local musical group Golden Bough will appear in concert at the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto on May 28, featuring a variety of lively music and song from the Celtic Lands and North America. Photo Contributed

Golden Bough, an international touring and recording group of Celtic traditions, will headline the Central California Arts Association’s (CCAA)/Mistlin Gallery’s first cabaret concert offering of 2022 on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mistlin Gallery, 1025 J St., Modesto. The group brings a refreshing approach to Celtic music of Ireland, Scotland and the Celtic regions of Europe and North America.

Tickets are $50 and include wine and dessert. Additional Irish themed beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Central California Arts Association’s numerous community focused programs including exhibitions and educational outreach. Tickets are available online at and at the gallery.

For four decades of touring and recording, Golden Bough has brought a refreshing approach to the traditional Celtic music of Ireland, Scotland, and the Celtic regions of Europe, as well as from North America. Blending voices in pristine three-part harmony, Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza, and Kathy Sierra capture the essence and joy of traditional folk music, accompanying themselves on an array of acoustic instruments, from harp and fiddle, to guitar, octave-mandolin, accordion, penny whistle, and bodhran. Golden Bough tours nationally and internationally, releasing more than 30 CDs over the years.

All three musicians are active in the arts community. Modesto’s own Margie Butler teaches private harp lessons for young adults and adults, serves as local representative for Triplett Celtic harp, and coordinates Celtic cruise tours to Alaska. Paul Espinoza teaches guitar when he is not composing music. Kathy Sierra is a Suzuki Violin Method teacher, offering violin and guitar classes in her Brentwood music studio, as well as on Skype. In 2020, Golden Bough celebrated its 40th anniversary of touring with a performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

The concert on May 28 at the Mistlin Gallery will feature a variety of lively music and song from the Celtic Lands and North America.

For additional information, contact Linda Knoll at Mistlin Gallery by email at or call 209-247-2626.