A performance of "In Gowan Ring" will be 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at The River Theater, 230 W. Marine Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 in advance at the theater box office, open 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Bobin J. M. Eirth, also known as "B'eirth" or "Bee," has conducted the sounds and songs of In Gowan Ring for more than a dozen years, recording eight full-length albums, appearing on numerous international compilations and performing throughout North America and Europe.

Variously dubbed "Archaic Surrealism," "Wyrd Folk" or "Psychedelic Song-Telling," In Gowan Ring extends roots into Indo-European folk traditions while channeling a living experimentalism, Bee said.

As well as composing the original material for In Gowan Ring, Bee collects renditions of traditional songs and builds many of the acoustic instruments featured in performances and recordings. Though largely self-taught, he has studied the music of the Trouveres and Troubadours, the counterpoint of the High Renaissance and modern orchestration.

Saturday's performance will include various friends and opening act Walteufell. Bill's Tavern Brewhouse beer and wine will be available.


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