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A memorial concert will be held Feb. 4 in Berkeley for Chris Caswell, who died Jan. 21.

Condolences and tributes have been streaming from the friends and fans of Celtic harpist and master harp maker Chris Caswell since his death Monday, Jan. 21.

Caswell, 60, a popular presence in the Russian River area for 15 years, starting in the late ’70s, died of cancer at his Oakland home.

Read Caswell’s obituary here

The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, at 2020 Addison St. in Berkeley, will be the site for “A Night for Chris,” a celebration of Caswell’s life, at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4.

Performers will include Danny Carnahan, Caswell’s partner in the Caswell Carnahan duo from 1978 to 1983.

Other musicians scheduled to perform include Golden Bough, Oak Ash & Thorn, Panacea, Kevin Carr and Steve Baughman, Philip Gelb, Celia Ramsay, Patrice Haan, Marla Fibish, Susan Spurlock and Peter Heelan .

Needless to say, much of the music will have a Celtic lilt to it.

Tickets: $24.50 advance; $26.50 at door. The show is a benefit to help cover the Caswell family’s medical costs.

Information:  (510) 664-2020, thefreight.org.

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  1. Andrew

    Such a great musician and human being. Condolences to his wife and family.

    January 25th, 2013 2:39 pm

  2. Norbert H. Rhodes

    Celtic harpist and harp maker Chris Caswell died of cancer on Monday, January 21, 2013. Read his full obituary on pressdemocrat.com . The self-proclaimed “American Celtic Bard” had a legion of fans throughout the world as a performer and harp maker. Read more about his performing and harp-making career on his website, chriscaswell.net . A tribute concert will be held Feb. 4 at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Calif.

    January 30th, 2013 11:48 pm

  3. Keith

    The harp that once through Tara’s halls
    The soul of music shed,
    Now hangs as mute on Tara’s walls
    As if that soul were fled.
    ~ Thomas Moore

    February 1st, 2013 10:31 am

  4. Jacquelyn T. Noble

    Celtic harpist and harp maker Chris Caswell died of cancer on Monday, January 21, 2013. Read his full obituary on pressdemocrat.com . The self-proclaimed “American Celtic Bard” had a legion of fans throughout the world as a performer and harp maker. Read more about his performing and harp-making career on his website, chriscaswell.net . A tribute concert will be held Feb. 4 at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Calif.

    February 2nd, 2013 6:01 pm

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