"Songs of the Season" is a multi-cultural musical celebration of the winter holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The music include selections from general Yuletide music, Christmas, Gospel Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Songs are sung in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, German, Swedish and Yoruban. The origins of the holidays are explained, and to make the program more festive, the Performers can dress in Victorian period costumes. The music can be completely secular if requested.

Robin and Cecilia met at the Guitar Workshop in Roslyn, NY, a legendary music school where they were both guitar students and eventually became teachers. In response to a booking request back in 2000, they put together a concert program based on their respective holiday traditions and "Songs of the Season" was born. Robin is Jewish and grew up with the music of Hanukkah and Eastern Europe. Cecilia's mother is Chilean, so her Christmases had a Hispanic influence. Their love of folk music led them to incorporate other ethnic music from Germany, France, Sweden, Puerto Rico, Africa and the Baltics into their program.  They are individual musicians and teachers as well with their own followings.

They both sing and play guitars, ukulele, pennywhistle and various percussion instruments including jingle bells. Audience participation is encouraged!  This is a wonderful, fun (and educational!) holiday program that engages people from all walks of life, and all ages.

Robin and Cecilia's holiday CD contains a combination of holiday favorites along with some new classics, music for Kwanzaa and an original Hanukkah song by Robin.  For more info click here.

Robin’s websitehttp://www.robingreenstein.comhttp://www.robingreenstein.comshapeimage_6_link_0

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2015 shows: Note - Cecilia Kirtland has taken a hiatus from performing in "Songs of the Season". Robin will either be performing solo or with another partner.


Friday , Dec. 4th - Teaneck Library, Teaneck, NJ - 10:30 am matinee show!

Saturday Dec. 5th - Dickens Fest, Port Jefferson, NY ; 3 short sets at 12:20, 12:40 and 1:20 pm
Free admission! All performances will be held at the Christ Church Episcopal, Port Jefferson, NY 11777.
for more info www.portjeff.com/featured-events/dickens-festival/
This is my 6th year performing at this wonderful town festival on Long Island's North Shore.

Sunday, Dec. 6th -Randolph Public Library, Randolph NJ - 2 pm

Sunday Dec. 13th, Commack Public Library, Commack, NY - 2:00 pm



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