If your perfect idea of getting away from it all is a few magical hours of Celtic harp and guitar, then we've got a Great Escape for you.
On Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. the will host an afternoon of Celtic and original music featuring the harp and guitar duo Slight Imperfection.
The song-writing duo of Odarka Stockert and Red Jimenez blends the musical genre of traditional Celtic, folk, rock and roll—and just about everything in between.
Stockert is featured on vocals, Celtic harp and percussion with Jimenez on guitar and vocals. Their songs are carefully arranged, crafted of life experiences and mythic tales, with plenty of poetic license. The melodies can be traced back to grass roots American folk with Celtic flavor, Fifties innocence, Sixties pop and classic rock and roll.
The group's name is inspired by Odarka's poem, "The Charm of Slight Imperfection,"
Stockert is a classically-trained and accomplished yet folk-minded harpist who plays an eclectic repertoire with Celtic and Ukrainian/Eastern European overtones. A performer since the Eighties, she spent summers in Ireland competing in Irish harp competitions, which helped give birth to the modern renaissance of the Irish Harp.
Philippines-born Redentor "Red" Jimenez emigrated to New Jersey at the age of 10, and, largely trained by ear, has been performing, writing and playing guitar for more than two decades. He fronts a New Jersey band, Red Reyne, which performs in the tri-state area, and performs and writes music for the Loa Heymann Band.
Admission to the performance is $10 non-members and $5 members, which includes admission to the Museum. Space is limited, ands pre-registration is recommended. Call 973-377-2982 x-14 to register and for more information.