Men of Worth deliver Scottish folk songs |

Men of Worth deliver Scottish folk songs

Ginger Nicolay-Davis, Valhalla Summer Arts and Music Festival
Sharon GayIke Marr, above, and Martin Shear perform at the final Music on the Lawn concert Sunday at noon at the Tallac Historic Site.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – In 1986, Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher came together to perform Irish and Scottish folk music, combining traditional and contemporary styles.

The name Men of Worth was chosen from the title of a folk song written by the Scottish singer-songwriter Archie Fisher.

Together, Men of Worth blend voices with harmony and support a collection of songs with a varied selection of instruments. It has a very simple approach to their presentation, and in keeping with tradition, remain true to the music and story. The performance is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads.

Men of Worth are an international act, and have earned much respect and success in over two decades of touring. Performing concerts, festivals, and having recorded eleven albums; Men of Worth continue the very tradition from which they evolved.

Critics say, “Men of Worth were great! The beautiful blend of their voices and the intricately intertwined instrumentation is amazing for a duo. Their stories and interaction with the audience draws you into another world where you can let the stresses of your day melt away. We all enjoy good story tellers… the music and the rapport with the audience forms a complete package.” For more information visit

Men of Worth performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 30 in Valhalla’s Boathouse Theater.

Tahoe Improv Players with special guests Laura & Rick Hall provide spontaneous, hilarious, improvised comedy. You’ll laugh until you cry!

The Tahoe Improv Players have been entertaining audiences for more than 15 years.

Laura Hall was the musical director of “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” and Rick Hall, an actor on “Curb your Enthusiasm.”

Special Combo Ticket: $25 for two shows – Improv on Saturday, Sept. 1 and the “Laura and Rick Hall Show” on Sunday, Sept. 2. Both Boathouse Theater shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Our Sunday Music on the Lawn series wraps up this week, Sunday Sept. 2, with local favorites Ike & Martin. Bring a picnic, bottle of wine and enjoy the final days of summer on our amazing grand lawn with friends, music and more.

The performance is on the Valhalla Grand Lawn from noon to 2 p.m. This is a free event. Donations are requested.

We are excited to welcome Marianne Rosenfled and Julainne Kohn from Forest Furniture as our featured artist in residence this week. Marianne and Julainne specialize in cabin decor, ski furniture, bear face carved lamps, candle holders, ornaments and boulder furniture. Check out their website at

Their unique pieces will be featured in the Valhalla twin cabins from Aug. 31 until Sept. 3 from noon until 4 p.m.

– Ginger Nicolay-Davis is the president of the Tahoe Tallac Association Board of Directors. Her weekly column appears

in Lake Tahoe Action during the Valhalla Summer Arts and Music Festival. See the website

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