Seasons

Vibrant Celtic Nu-Folk

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     Mary-Kate Spring is the primary vocalist, lyricist, and harpist in Seasons.  Her awards include first place in Celtic Harp at the Maryland Irish Fest in 2012 and first place in Celtic Harp and Singing in 2013. Also in 2013 Mary-Kate also took second place at the CCE Mid Atlantic Region Fleadh for harp, later traveling to Derry, Ireland to compete in the CCE All Ireland Fleadh. In 2014, Mary-Kate won first place in both Dance Tunes and Slow Aires at the CCE Mid Atlantic Region Fleadh along with taking third in singing. Once again she qualified for the CCE All Ireland Fleadh and competed in Sligo. Past projects include composing and performing original music for several theatrical productions, including Mamet's "The Water Engine," Synge's "The Playboy of the Western World," and Franciscan University's "Stations of the Cross."  When not playing with Seasons, Mary-Kate can be found teaching harp, puttering away on the concertina, reading, performing as "Harper Lee" at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, or watching far too many episodes of "Nashville."

     Peter Winter sings and plays guitar, bodhran, hammered dulcimer, harmonica as well as a variety of keyboard related instruments.  He forms the other half of the Seasons song-writing engine alongside Mary-Kate Spring.  In addition to his work with Seasons, Peter has played and recorded with a variety of other artists, ranging from worship artists such as Bob Rice and Martin Doman to freak folk band Post Script.  Peter is also an in-demand composer, and has written original scores for productions including "Hamlet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."  An avid lover of music in all its forms, Peter Winter writes for a variety of publications including his own blog All The Day Sounds.  Peter offers lessons on all of his instruments.  For more info, He can be reached on twitter or at seasonsfamilyband@gmail.com 

     Mary-Teresa Summer is a founding member of Seasons.  Switching between Celtic harp and mandolin, she has played on four of the five Seasons albums, as well as MaryKate's solo album Mirabilis. In addition Mary-Teresa is a talented writer, winning many awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competitions. She has also played the harp extensively in Praise and Worship groups during her time at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

     Mary-Grace Autumn plays hammered dulcimer in Seasons, but is also proficient in Celtic Harp and piano.  In 2013 Mary-Grace took 1st place at the Maryland Celtic Festival in Miscellaneous Instrument.  Mary-Grace's hammered dulcimer playing is a crucial element in the Seasons sound, switching from driving rhythm to melodic line at the drop of a hat.  

     Mary-Clare Chun ("Chun" means "Spring" in Chinese) plays violin, piano, and Celtic harp.  Mary-Clare joined Seasons in 2011 and made her recording debut with them on their 2014 album "Seasons." Mary-Clare is also a prolific visual artist; her paper sculptures recently won a Scholastic Art Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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