Concerts and Performances


St. Patrick’s Day Folk Music Concert & Tea, Saturday, March 14, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day Chris Scott and Woody Printz return to Ventfort bringing acoustical bluegrass, Irish, folk and old time music to Ventfort. This will be a return engagement at the mansion for the popular duo. Tea and leprechaun lemonade with lime along with an assortment of sweets and savories will be served.

Known for their acoustical bluegrass, Irish, folk and old-time music, Chris and Woody will perform works by such musicians as the Clancy Brothers and the Dublinaires. Their repertoire includes such favorites as Molly Malone, The Star of the County Down and Whiskey in the Jar. Chris plays the dobro mainly, plus fiddle, banjo and guitar with Woody on the bass, guitar and harmonica.

Chris has been strumming since childhood, later playing as a rock guitarist, for which he was inducted into the Boston Museum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Discovering bluegrass, he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Vassar Clements, Pete Wernick and Dolly Parton. He was a member of the award-winning Arizona bluegrass bands, Cabin Fever and Hillbilly Deluxe. In 2005, he performed with Woody on his TV show. Out of that came “Chris and Woody.”

Woody started his career playing guitar in college, forming thereafter the Wayfarers Three, continuing as a duo with Walt Michael and then playing banjo and guitar with Balliet’s Bunch that toured the country. By 2002 Woody had his own TV show called Woody’s World that featured him and other musicians.

Admission for the concert is $22 for advance reservations and $27 day of the event.   Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For more information or reservations call 413-637-3206.