Kastle and Hotz: Pirate and Celtic Music
Martha Hotz and Chris Kastle weave vocals, fiddle, guitar, whistle and drums with a Celtic flare—a mix of songs and tunes that tell of adventure on the stormy sea; chilling tales of pirates and betrayal; songs of love and longing; songs of sea and shore.
Chris Kastle is an award winning singer, storyteller, songsmith, author, artist and educator from St. Augustine, Florida. She is a professional touring performer, seasoned traveler and tall ship sailor who offers insight into a lifetime of adventure. Her original songs and stories possess great imagery and have the occasional flavor of Celtic and Maritime traditions. She has published 12 recordings as a duo, three as a solo and her book of short, scary sea stories, From the Icy Finger of the Deep has received critical acclaim. Chris was presented with the Annette J. Bruce Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida Storytelling Association. www.chriskastle.com
Martha Hotz is a classical violinist and Celtic fiddler from St. Augustine who has performed with the Celtic contra dance band Meridian throughout Northern Florida; the group has released three CDs. She has is also a member of the Palm Coast Chamber Players and a violin teacher of both Suzuki and the Mark O’Connor violin methods. She expands her expertise and repertoire in Celtic and other international styles of music through attendance at annual seminars such as the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, NC. www.marthahotzviolinstudio.com