Many-Strings: Music and Music Education

Many-Strings is the musical collaboration of Jamie on hammered dulcimer and Chris on guitar. Their instrumental music is a delightful mix of Renaissance, Celtic, American and classical melodies. The rich interaction between their instruments creates a sound that is simultaneously upbeat and melodic. Jamie is inspired by the traditions of folk and Irish music, including Turlough O'Carolan. Chris' contributions reflect the diversity of the classical world along with his love for instrumental music.

Many-Strings proudly uses Countryman microphones during their performances. You can enjoy an article about our use of these excellent microphones at http://www.countryman.com/

Many-Strings performs regularly at Liberty Station's Public Market, OASIS, and many other special venues. Many-Strings also provides concerts and music education experiences for libraries, The San Diego History Center, and other community based venues.
  • listeners praise their sound as"magical" (Spanish Village)
  • with "perfectly blended notes that float through the air" (Grants Grove)
  • "fantastic, joyous sound" (Dan McGeorge Gallery)
  • "timeless and delightful" (Big Sur Coast Gallery)
  • "unique and beautiful"(Coronado Eagle and Journal)
  • In planning for your event we can create customized sets of music that feature American, Irish, Celtic, and classical selections.

Click here to listen to samples of our music


Many-Strings Narrated Concerts (Hammered Dulcimer and Guitar):

  • The Roots of American Folk Music: Renaissance, Bach, English, Irish melodies, concluding with traditional and contemporary American folk tunes.
  • Water Music: Music from the sea, lakes, rivers, and the journey to America.
  • December Notes: Seasonal winter, Christmas, and other holiday-themed melodies.
  • Celtic Notes: Beautiful melodies from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and other Celtic regions
  • Notes for an Exhibition: A delightful selection of music that features the beauty of the hammered dulcimer and guitar.
  • Romantic Melodies from the Classical World and Ireland: A wonderful sequence that includes Renaissance melodies, Bach, Beethoven, The New World Symphony, and much more.
  • Songs from the Shamrock Pub: Great tunes from the Irish public house. Paddy Works on the Railway, The Rose of Tralee, and much more! 1-3 hours of Irish and Scottish ballads, etc.

We encourage you to contact us for any event where beautiful music is desired.

Many-Strings, San Diego, CA.

Our Performance schedule has included shows and events, such as:

1. Concerts: Mission Trails Regional Park, OASIS, The Serra/Presidio, San Diego History Center, The Point Loma Library, The Rancho Bernardo Library, Santee Library, Belmont Village: Sabre Springs, Mt. Miguel Covenant Village, and many other venues.

2. Music for Art Galleries and Special Events: The San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2 Arts Venue, Art on Adams, Dan McGeorge Gallery, The Inn at La Jolla, Scripps Health and Scripps Mercy special events, ArtWalk, The Big Sur Coast Gallery, and many other venues.
 
3. Music for Retail, Wine, etc: 1906 Lodge Coronado, The Public Market at Liberty Station, Kensington VitaJuice Cafe, Zilaro Cellars, Big Sur Lodge, The Upper Crust Bakery/ Cafe, Organic People's Market, and many other fine venues.
 
4. Music for Well-being and Health: University Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, Scripps La Jolla, Mercy Hospital, Scripps Chula Vista, Prebys Cardio Vascular Institute, and many other similar venues.

July 2018 Events:
  • July 2:  OASIS Slow Jam; Songs from the Sea and the West, 2:30, Grossmont Center.
  • July 2: Lisdoonvarna (Chris, Natasha, and Jack) at Hooley's Irish Pub, Grossmont Center, 4pm. 
  • July 3: Live History-Music Concert: Music for the 4th of July, Grossmont OASIS Concert Hall, 11am-12noon. Free hot dogs will be served!
  • July 3: Live History-Music Concert: Music for the 4th of July, CA Center of the Arts Studios. An OASIS North County Event, 1-2pm.
  • July 3:  Live History-Music Concert: Music for the 4th of July, Rancho Bernardo Library, 5 pm. A free event thanks to the "Friends of the Library."
  • July 5: Many-Strings performs at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11 am to 1pm.
  • July 6: Live Music Event Celebrating Freedom and Independence, Mt. Miguel Covenant Village, private.
  • July 8:  Live Music Event Celebrating Freedom and Independence, Belmont Village, private.
  • July 9: OASIS Slow Jam; Songs from the Sea and the West, 2:30, Grossmont Center.
  • July 10: The Music of Aaron Copland, 3pm at the La Jolla Community Center
  • July 11: Live Music Event: The History of San Diego Through Music, at 10:30 at the Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Nature Center, Carlsbad, an OASIS event.
  • July 12: Live Music Event Celebrating Freedom and Independence, Canyon Village, private.
  • July 13: Live Music Event Celebrating Freedom and Independence, Mt. Miguel Cov. Village, private.
  • July 14: Many-Strings performs "The Roots of American Folk Music" at the Hillcrest Library, at 3pm. A free event thanks to the "Friends of the Library."
  • July 16: Live Music Event: The History of San Diego Through Music, at the OASIS Concert Hall, at 10am. Birthday cake will be served! 
  • July 16: OASIS Slow Jam; Songs from the Sea and the West, 2:30, Grossmont Center.
  • July 17: The Evolution of American Folk Music, Belmont Village, private.
  • July 19: Many-Strings performs at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11 am to 1pm.
  • July 20: Many-Strings performs: "Water Music" at the OASIS Concert Hall, at 11am.
  • July 26: The Evolution of American Folk Music, St. Paul's Village, private.
  • July 27: Many-Strings: A Treasure Chest of Songs, at Casa de las Companas, private.
  • July 29: Live Music Event Celebrating Freedom and Independence, The Cloisters, private.
  • July 30: OASIS Slow Jam; Songs from the Sea and the West, 2:30, Grossmont Center.
Note We have been "spring cleaning," and if you are interested in any of the instruments or musical hardware that we have for sale please visit our "store" at https://reverb.com/shop/c-burns

June 2018 Events:
  • June 2: Many-Strings performs at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11 am to 1 pm.
  • June 3: Many-Strings performs the Celtic Set at Mission Tails Regional Park Concert Hall, 3pm.
  • June 4: Reading the Treble Clef: an OASIS class, Grossmont Center, 2:30 pm..
  • June 4: Lisdoonvarna (Chris, Natasha, and Jack) at Hooley's Irish Pub, Grossmont Center, 4pm.
  • June 8: California History Through Music, San Diego History Center, Private
  • June 9: The Music of Aaron Copland, Santee Library at 1pm.
  • June 11: Reading the Treble Clef: an OASIS class, Grossmont Center, 2:30 pm.
  • June 12: The Music of J. S. Bach and his life, Belmont Village Sabre Springs, private.
  • June 12: Orchestral Music for the Movies: La Jolla Community Center, 3pm.
  • June 14: Many-Strings: A Treasure Chest of Songs, Canyon Villas, private.
  • June 15: Many-Strings performs at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11 am to 1 pm.
  • June 17: Many-Strings: A Treasure Chest of Songs, The Cloisters, private.
  • June 18: Reading the Treble Clef: an OASIS class, Grossmont Center, 2:30 pm.
  • June 21: The Music of John Williams, at OASIS Lecture Hall, Grossmont Center, 1pm
  • June 21: Many-Strings participates in "Fete de la Musique" on Shelter Island. 
  • June 22: Many-Strings: A Treasure Chest of Songs, at Casa de las Companas, private.
  • June 25: OASIS Slow Jam; Songs from the Sea and the West, 2:30, Grossmont Center.
  • June 28: The Music and Times of Mozart: St. Paul's, private
  • June 29: Many-Strings performs "The Maritime Set" Rancho Bernardo, private (ActC)
May 2018 Events:
  • May 2nd: Many-Strings performs at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11 am to 1 pm.
  • May 3rd: Celtic Music Show, Private SMCV.
  • May 6th: Many-Strings performs for the First United Methodist Church's Recognition and Celebration of Life. Private.
  • May 7th: Lisdoonvarna (OASIS Celtic Slow Jam Group) performs at Hooleys, Grossmont Center Mall, 4pm-5pm.
  • May 8th:The Music of Beethoven and His Time.  Belmont Village, Sabre Springs, Private.
  • May 8th: 600 Years of Music in 60 Minutes, La Jolla Community Center, at 3pm.
  • May 10th: Many-Strings performs "Water Music" for Canyon Villas Retirement Community. Private.
  • May 11th: The Music of Grofe and Gershwin: The Ultimate Collaboration, at the Santee Library, at 10 am. A free event thanks to "The Friends of the Library."
  • May 12th: Many-Strings at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11 am to 1 pm.
  • May 18th: Music and Meditation (private event for the Braille Institute.)
  • May 20th: Many-Strings performs "Water Music" for The Cloisters. Private.
  • May 21: Reading the Treble Clef: an OASIS class, Grossmont Center, 2:30 pm.
  • May 22: Many-Strings performs "The Roots of American Folk Music" at the Skyline Library, 6:30 pm. A free event thanks to "The Friends of the Library."
  • May 24: The Music and Times of J.S. Bach, St. Paul's Retirement Community, private.
  • May 25: Many-Strings performs "Water Music" for Casa de las Companas, private.
  • May 28th: Many-Strings performs for the Little Italy Association in their new Piazza della Famiglia square, Little Italy, 11am-1pm.


April 2018 Events

April 2: Beginning Guitar and more: at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center
April 2: OASIS Celtic Group at Hooleys Public House, Grossmont, 4-5pm.
April 3: Celtic Irish Sing A-Long Ballad Concert, Canyon Villas, Private.
April 4: Jazz: Exceptional Creativity, Santee Library, a free music show thanks to The Friends of the Library.
April 5: The Music and Life of Beethoven, St. Paul's Retirement Community, Private.
April 6, Music and Meditation at the Ramona Library, at 1pm, a free event thanks to the OASIS and The Friends of the Library.
April 7: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market/ Liberty Station, 11am-1pm.
April 8: Celtic Irish Sing A-Long Ballad Concert, The Cloisters, Private.
April 9: Beginning Guitar and more: at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center.
April 10: The Music of Smetana, at Belmont Village, private.
April 12: Many-Strings performs "Celtic Notes" at the OASIS Grossmont concert hall, at 1 pm.
April 14: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market/ Liberty Station, 11am-1pm.
April 16: Beginning Guitar and more: at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center.
April 17: Many-Strings performs "Celtic Notes" at The Arbors, private.
April 18: The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, OASIS Grossmont Lecture Hall, at 10 am.
April 19: The History of Jazz, at the La Jolla Community Center, at 3pm.
April 27: Celtic Irish Sing A-Long Ballad Concert, at Casa de las Companas, private.
April 30: Many-Strings performs "Water Music" for Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Nature Center, Carlsbad, at 2:30 pm, an OASIS event.
 
March 2018 Events:

March 3: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market/ Liberty Station, 11am-1pm
March 5: OASIS Celtic Slow Jam at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center, 2:30.
March 7: Songs of the Wild West, Railroads and Cowboys, San Marcos Historical Soc. 11 am.
March 8: Celtic Music: Diversity and Creativity, OASIS Learning Center, Grossmont Mall, 10 am.
March 9: This History of CA Through Music for the San Diego History Center (School in the Park Program)
March 10: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market/ Liberty Station, 11am-1pm
March 11: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert, The Cloisters (private)
March 12: Beginning Guitar and more: at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center.
March 13: Celtic Music: Diversity and Creativity, Belmont Village (private)
March 14: Celtic Irish Sing A-Long Ballad Concert: OASIS Learning Center, Grossmont Mall, 1 pm.
March 15: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert at The Escondido Center for the Performing Arts, 11 am. An OASIS Event open to the public.
March 15: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert, Casa de las Campinas, Rancho Bernardo.
March 16: This History of CA Through Music for the San Diego History Center (School in the Park Program)
March 17: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert, Canyon Villas (private)
March 18: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert, Belmont Village (private)
March 19: Beginning Guitar and more: at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center.
March 21: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert, Mt. Miguel Retirement Village
March 22: Celtic Music: Diversity and Creativity, St. Paul's Retirement (private)
March 26: Beginning Guitar and more: at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center.
March 26: OASIS Celtic Group at Hooleys Public House, Grossmont, 4-5pm.


February 2018 Events

Feb. 5: OASIS Celtic Slow Jam at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center, 2:30.
Feb. 6: Many-Strings in Concert, Roots of American Folk Music, Julian Library at 6pm.
Feb. 7: The Music of Mozart, his life and Constanze, OASIS Learning Center at 10am.
Feb. 8: Many-Strings in Concert, Roots of American Folk Music, Diamond Gateway Women's Club (private.)
Feb. 9: This History of CA Through Music, for the San Diego History Center (School Program)
Feb. 10: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market/ Liberty Station, 11am-1pm
Feb. 11: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, The Cloisters (private)
Feb. 12: OASIS Celtic Slow Jam at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center
Feb. 13: Love and Life in Folk Music, Belmont Village Sabre Springs (private)
Feb. 14: Jazz: Exceptional Creativity at OASIS, 1pm. Learning Center.
Feb. 15: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, at the San Marcos Historical Society, 11 am.
Feb. 16: This History of CA Through Music, for the San Diego History Center (School Program.)
Feb. 17: 600 Years of Music in 60 Minutes: The Evolution of Classical Music at the Encinitas Library at 1pm (a free event thanks to The Friends of the Library.)
Feb. 19: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, Mt. Miguel Covenant Village
Feb. 19: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, Belmont Village, Sabre Springs.
Feb. 20: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, Canyon Villas Retirement.
Feb. 22: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, Mt. Miguel Covenant Village
Feb. 23: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, Casa de las Campinas, Rancho Bernardo.
Feb. 24: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market/ Liberty Station, 11am-1pm
Feb. 25: The Roots of American Folk Music, Private, White Sands, La Jolla.
Feb. 26: OASIS Celtic Slow Jam at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center, 2:30.
 

January 2018 Events:

Jan. 2nd: Many-Strings performs "The Roots of American Folk Music" concert at Canyon Villas (private)
Jan. 7: Many-Strings Private Event for Marti
Jan. 9: The Music of Vivaldi at Belmont Village, Sabre Springs
Jan. 13: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market/ Liberty Station, 11am-1pm
Jan. 14: Many-Strings performs for the Year of the Dog New Year's Celebration/ San Diego Wabi Group
Jan. 14: Many-Strings performs "The Roots of American Folk Music" at The Cloisters
Jan. 15: "The Music of Holst: The Planets" an OASIS program at the Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Nature Center, Carlsbad, at 2pm.
Jan. 16: This History of CA Through Music for the San Diego History Center (private)
Jan. 22: OASIS Celtic Slow Jam at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center
Jan. 24: The Music and Times of Ludwig Van Beethoven, 10 am at the OASIS Grossmont Learning Center
Jan. 25: NAMM Show thank you Dusty Strings and Blue Guitar
Jan. 26: Many-Strings performs "A World of Music" for Casa de las Campinas, Rancho Bernardo
Jan. 27: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market/ Liberty Station, 11am-1pm
Jan. 29: OASIS Celtic Slow Jam at 2:30 at the Grossmont Center Wellness Center

December 2017 Events:

Dec. 1: Many-Strings at the Point Loma Liberty Station Market, 11am-1pm.
Dec. 2: Many-Strings "December Notes" Concert, at The Arbors
Dec. 4: OASIS Holiday Slow Jam, 12:45, at the OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center
Dec. 5: Many-Strings at the Point Loma Liberty Station Market, 11am-1pm.
Dec. 6: The Music of Vivaldi and The Four Season: OASIS 10:30 am
Dec. 6: Many-Strings performs for the Scripps Hospital Trauma Reunion Celebration
Dec. 7: Many-Strings "December Notes" concert at OASIS, Grossmont Center, 1:30
Dec. 10: Many-Strings "December Notes" Private Show (The Cloisters)
Dec. 11: 600 Years of Music in 60 Minutes, at the Serra Library, free thanks to the Friends of the Library.
Dec. 12: Many-Strings "Hanukkah and Seasonal Music Celebration," Belmont Village (Private)
Dec. 12: Many-Strings "December Notes" concert, MMCV, (private)
Dec. 13: Holiday Sing A-Long at the San Marcos Library, free thanks to the Friends of the Library, 1pm.
Dec. 14: Many-Strings "December Notes" concert at St. Columbo Catholic Church (private.)
Dec. 17: Many-Strings performs "December Notes" at Mission Trails Park, 3 pm.
Dec. 18: "December Notes" concert at Casa de las Campinas, Rancho Bernardo, 2pm.
Dec. 19: "December Notes" concert at St. Paul's Manor, 2pm.
Dec. 23: "December Notes" concert at Canyon Villas Retirement Community


November 2017 Events:

Nov. 6: Thanksgiving Notes Concert: Canyon Villas Retirement.
Nov. 6: OASIS Slow Jam: Grossmont Center Wellness Center: 12:45.
Nov. 7: Thanksgiving Notes Concert: Casa de las Campinas, Rancho Bernardo
Nov. 8: The Music of Grofe and Gershwin at OASIS Grossmont Center, 10:30 am.
Nov. 10: Thanksgiving Notes Concert: St. Paul Manor/Senior Center.
Nov. 11: Southern CA Dulcimer Heritage Society Festival
Nov. 12: Thanksgiving Notes Concert: The Cloisters
Nov. 13: OASIS Holiday Slow Jam, 12:45, at the OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center
Nov. 14: Jazz at Belmont Village, Sabre Springs
Nov. 14: Many-Strings Concert, "The Roots of American Folk Music" at the North Clairmont Library at 6:30 pm.
Nov. 16: Orchestral Music of the Movies, Coronado Library, 6 pm.
Nov. 18: Thanksgiving Notes Concert at Mt. Miguel Covenant Village.
Nov. 18: Thanksgiving Notes Concert at Belmont Village, Sabre Springs.
Nov. 19: Many-Strings Performs: University Christian Church, Simple Gifts, etc.
Nov. 20: OASIS Holiday Slow Jam, 12:45, at the Grossmont Wellness Center.
Nov. 25: Many-Strings at the Point Loma Liberty Station Market, 11am-1pm.
Nov. 27: OASIS Holiday Slow Jam, 12:45, at the Grossmont Wellness Center.
Nov. 28: Many-Strings at the Point Loma Liberty Station Market, 11am-1pm.
Nov. 29: Thanksgiving Notes Concert at Casa Loma, La Jolla.
Nov. 30: Thanksgiving Notes Concert at Mt. Miguel Covenant Village Health Center.
 

October 2017 Events

Oct. 6: Music and Meditation: OASIS Grossmont Center, 1:30.
Oct. 9: OASIS Slow Jam, OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45pm
Oct. 10: Classical Music: The Evolution of Western Music, Belmont Village, Sabre Springs.
Oct. 11: Jazz: Exceptional American Creativity, Belmont Village Cardiff.
Oct. 13: Music and Meditation: OASIS Grossmont Center, 1:30
Oct. 14: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, Liberty Station, 11am to 1 p.m.
Oct. 15: Music for October! Private Show at The Cloisters
Oct. 16: OASIS Slow Jam, OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45pm.
Oct. 19: Music for October! Private Show at Belmont Village, Sabre Springs.
Oct. 20: Music and Meditation: OASIS Grossmont Center, 1:30.
Oct. 21: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, Liberty Station, 11am to 1 p.m.
Oct. 22: Music for October! Private Show at The Cloisters, Private
Oct. 23: OASIS Slow Jam, OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45pm.
Oct. 25: The History of CA Through Music, Private Concert at Canyon Villas
Oct. 27: Music and Meditation: OASIS Grossmont Center, 1:30.
Oct. 28: Music for October! Private Show at The Arbors, Private
Oct. 30: OASIS Slow Jam, OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45pm.
Oct. 31: Music for October! Private Show at The North Clairmont Library, an OASIS event that is free with the generosity of the local Friends of the Library.
 

September 2017 Events

Sept. 1: The History of the United States Through Music, Private, at the Arbors Retirement Community
Sept. 2: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, Liberty Station, 11am to 1 p.m.
Sept. 4: The Music of the Wild West, Private Event at Mt. Miguel Covenant Village.
Sept. 7: OASIS Open House Event: Slow Jam, Meditation and Music, Classical Music
Sept. 8: The History of CA Through Music, Private Concert, Casa de las Companas
Sept. 9: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, Liberty Station, 11am - 1 pm.
Sept. 10: The Music of the Wild West, Private Event at The Cloisters
Sept. 12: Classical Music: Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, Sabre Springs Belmont Village.
Sept. 15: The Music of the Wild West, at 4S Ranch, Private Event
Sept. 20: The Music of the Wild West, at Mt. Miguel Covenant Village, Private

August 2017 Events

Aug. 4: "The Music of John Williams" at the Ramona Library at 1pm.
Aug. 7: The OASIS Slow Jam at the Grossmont Campus at 12:45
Aug. 8: "The Music of John Williams" at Belmont Village, Private Show
Aug. 12: Many-Strings at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11am-1pm
Aug. 13: Many-Strings "Notes at an Exhibition: concert at The Cloisters, Private Show.
Aug. 14: The OASIS Slow Jam at the OASIS Grossmont Campus at 12:45
Aug. 16: Many-Strings performs the "Water Music" concert at Cypress Court, at 3pm.
Aug. 19: Many-Strings at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11am-1pm.
Aug. 21: The OASIS Slow Jam at the Grossmont Campus at 12:45
Aug. 25: "Orchestral Music from the Movies" at the Santee Library at 10am.
Aug. 28: The OASIS Slow Jam at the Grossmont Campus, 12:45.
Aug. 29: Many-Strings at Las Campanas for the "Water Music" concert, Private. 

July 2017 Events

July 3: OASIS Beginning Guitar and Slow Jam, Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45.
July 6: 600 Years of Music in 60 Minutes: The Evolution of Classical Music, OASIS Grossmont Campus, 11a.m.
July 7: History of California Through Music, San Diego History Center, for the School in the Park Program
July 9: Many-Strings Concert: Water Music, The Cloisters
July 10: OASIS Beginning Guitar and Slow Jam, Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45.
July 11: Grofe and Gershwin: Belmont Village: Sabre Springs
July 11: Live Show: The Music of the Wild West, Los Campanas, Rancho Bernardo
July 12: The Music of Tchaikovsky, Point Loma Library, at 1pm.
July 13: The Creativity of Beethoven, Belmont Village: Cardiff
July 14: History of California Through Music, San Diego History Center, for the School in the Park Program
July 15: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
July 17: OASIS Beginning Guitar and Slow Jam, Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45.
July 19: Many-Strings Concert: Water Music, Canyon Villas
July 24: OASIS Slow Jam, Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45
July 25: The Music of J.S. Bach, Belmont Village, Cardiff
July 27: Mussorgsky's Picture at an Exhibition, OASIS Grossmont Campus, 11am.
July 29: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
July 31: OASIS Slow Jam, Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45

June 2017 Events

June 1: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am - 12:30pm
June 12: OASIS Beginning Guitar and Slow Jam, OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45
June 13: Mozart's Concertos, Belmont Village Private Event
June 13: History of San Diego Through Music: Live Music Event, Las Campanas, Private Event
June 15: History of San Diego Through Music: Live Music Event, Canyon Villas
June 16: History of California Through Music, San Diego History Center, for the School in the Park Program
June 17: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
June 18: Many-Strings Performs Water Music, Private Event
June 19: OASIS Beginning Guitar and Slow Jam, OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45.
June 23: History of California Through Music, San Diego History Center, for the School in the Park Program.
June 24: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
June 26: OASIS Beginning Guitar and Slow Jam, OASIS Grossmont Wellness Center, 12:45
June 28: The History of the United States Through Music, Belmont Village Cardiff.
June 29: History of the United States Through Music: Live Music Event, Escondido Community Center, 1pm
June 30: The Music of Presidents Washington and A. Lincoln, at ActiveCare Rancho Bernardo

May 2017 Events

May 4: History of California Through Music, San Diego History Center, for the School in the Park Program.
May 5: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market,11-1pm.
May 7: Many-Strings performs for United Methodist Church's special event.
May 9: Animals in Classical Music, at Belmont Village
May 13: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am to 1pm.
May18: Classical Music Inspired by the Mountains, Casa de las Companas.
May19: History of California Through Music, San Diego History Center, for the School in the Park Program.
May 21: History of San Diego Through Music, private event at The Cloisters.
May 26: Many-Strings performs The Roots of American Folk Music for the Rancho Bernardo Woman's Club

April 2017 Events

April 1: Many-Strings at Pt. Loma's Public Market, 11am to 1 pm.
April 3: Many-Strings at Casa de las Companies for the Celtic Folk Music Event.
April 8: Many-Strings at Pt. Loma's Public Market, 11 am to 1 pm.
April 9: Many-Strings Celtic Folk Music Event at The Cloisters
April 11: Classical Music: Rimsky-Korsakov at Belmont Village.
April 18: Many-Strings Celtic Folk Music at Canyon Villas.

March 2017 Events

Mar. 3rd: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert, Chula Vista Woman's Club
Mar. 4th: Many-Strings Celtic Notes at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
Mar. 6th: The Music of John Williams, OASIS Mission Valley Campus, 1:30.
Mar. 9th: California History Through Music Show, San Diego History Center (Private.)
Mar. 11th: Many-Strings Celtic Notes at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
Mar. 12th: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert at The Cloisters (Private.)
Mar. 13th: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert, Mt. Miguel Cov. Garden (Private.)
Mar. 14th: Classical Music Inspired by the Mountains, Belmont Village
Mar. 15th: Celtic Folk Music at Canyon Villas
Mar. 16th: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert at OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30
Mar. 16th: Celtic Folk Music following the above event.
Mar. 17th: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert (Forest Ranch Private)
Mar. 17th: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert (Rancho Bernardo, Private)
Mar. 19th: Many-Strings Celtic Notes Concert at Belmont Village, 2pm.

February 2017 Events

Feb. 3: Music and Meditation lll, OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30
Feb. 4: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm
Feb. 5: Private Show: Love and Life in Folk Music (The Cloisters)
Feb. 7: Celtic Slow Jam. OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30
Feb. 10: Private Show: Love and Life in Folk Music, 2pm.
Feb. 12: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
Feb. 13: Private Show: Love and Life in Folk Music, 3pm.
Feb. 14: Belmont Village, Orchestral Music in the Movies
Feb. 14: Celtic Slow Jam: Love Songs
Feb. 16: Casa de las Campanas: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, and their times
Feb. 17: Cancelled- 600 Years of Music: La Jolla Community Center, 1pm.
Feb. 20: The Music of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, and their times, Belmont Village
Feb. 21: Classic Folk Songs of America, OASIS San Marcos, 10am.
Feb. 21: Celtic Slow Jam, OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30 pm.
Feb. 23: Orchestral Music in the Movies, OASIS Mission Valley, 1pm.
Feb. 28: Celtic Slow Jam, OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30 pm.

January 2017 Events

Jan. 7: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am to 1 pm.
Jan. 8: Many-Strings at The Cloisters, Private Event
Jan. 10: The Music of the Renaissance, Private Event at Belmont Village
Jan. 11: Many-Strings: The Roots of American Folk Music Concert, at Cypress Court, an OASIS event, 3-4pm
Jan. 15: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am to 1 pm
Jan. 16: Many-Strings Love n Live in Folk Music, Cypress Court.
Jan. 17: Many-Strings Roots of American Folk Music Concert, a Private Event
Jan. 19: Many-Strings at the NAMM Show
Jan. 20: Many-Strings at the NAMM Show
Jan. 24: An OASIS Slow Jam: Celtic Music, Mission Valley Macy's Campus, 1:30pm.
Jan. 31: An OASIS Slow Jam: Celtic Music, Mission Valley Macy's Campus, 1:30pm.

January Events 2016

Jan. 2: Many-Strings Private Show: The Roots of American Folk Music
Jan. 3: Private Show: Percussion and Folk Classics
Jan. 11: Many-Strings atPrebys Cardio Vascular Institute
Jan.13: Many-Strings at Scripps Chula Vista
Jan. 14: Private Show: Percussion and Folk Classics
Jan. 18: Many-Strings atPrebys Cardio Vascular Institute
Jan. 20: Many-Strings at the San Diego Airport
Jan. 21: The NAMM Show
Jan. 22: The NAMM Show
Jan. 25: Many-Strings atPrebys Cardio Vascular Institute
Jan. 26: The Music of Mozart at OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30 am
Jan. 31: Private Concert: The Roots of Am. Folk Music

February Events

Feb. 1: Many-Strings atPrebysCardio Vascular Institute
Feb. 5: Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, La Jolla Community C'ter: 11am
Feb. 8: Many-Strings atPrebys Cardio Vascular Institute
Feb. 14: Many-Strings "The Romantic Set" Private Show
Feb. 15: Many-Strings atPrebys Cardio Vascular Institute
Feb. 16: The Music of the Holst: The Planets, OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30pm
Feb. 17: Many-Strings at Scripps Chula Vista
Feb. 18: The Celtic Slow Jam: Join the band at OASIS Mission V. 1:30 pm
Feb. 25: The Celtic Slow Jam: Join the band at OASIS Mission V. 1:30 pm

Feb. 29: StriingsMany-Strings atPrebysCardio Vascular Institute

March Events

Mar. 1: The Celtic Concert: OASIS Mission Valley 1:30
Mar: 2: Celtic Tunes for Scripps Chula Vista
Mar. 3: The Celtic Slow Jam: Mission Valley OASIS, 1:30
Mar. 5: The Celtic Set Concert, Private Event
Mar. 6: The Celtic Concert, Mission Trails Park, 3pm, Free!
Mar. 7: Celtic Tunes at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Institute
Mar. 8: The Celtic Concert: Private Event
Mar. 10: The Celtic Slow Jam Celebration Event, Mission Valley OASIS, 1:30.
Mar. 13: The Celtic Concert: Private Event
Mar. 14: The Celtic Concert: Private Event
Mar. 15: The Celtic Concert: Private Event
Mar. 16: The Celtic Concert: Private Event
Mar. 17: CelticSing A- Longat OASIS Mission Valley, 10:30 am
Mar. 17: CelticSing A-Long: Private Event
Mar. 18: San Diego History Center Show (Private)
Mar. 28: The Celtic Concert: Private Event
Mar. 30: Classic Folk Songs and Percussion, Pt. Loma Library, 1:00, Free

April Events

April 1st: Music and Meditation, OASIS 1:30
April 1st: Many-Strings performs at San Diego Water Color Society Gallery, Liberty Station, 5pm to 7pm
April 4th: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
April 6th: A World of Percussion Experience at OASIS, 5 pm.
April 8th: "Animals in Music" at the San Diego History Center, 11 am
April 11th: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
April 12: The 1812 Overture: Music and History, at OASIS 1:30
April 13: Many-Strings at Scripps Chula Vista
April 15: Private Scripps Event
April 17: Many-Strings Private Concert: The Gallery Set Pt. 1 (Belmont Village)
April 18: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
April 20: Celtic Melodies: Private Show
April 23rd: Many-Strings at Kensington Video, 5-6:30 pm before movie showing
April 24: Many-Strings Private Event
April 25: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
April 30: Many-Strings at Kensington Video for the Unplugged Festival, 12 to 2 pm.

May Events

May 1: Many-Strings at Kensington VitaJuice Cafe, 1-3 pm. Unplugged Festival.
May 2nd: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
May 4th: Many-Strings at Scripps Chula Vista
May 8th: Many-Strings at Mt.Miguel Covenant Village, Mother's Day Concert
May 9th: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
May 10th: Bach: His Music and Life, Belmont Village
May 16th: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
May 19th: The Music of Rimsky-Korsakov, OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30
May 19th: Many-Strings performs at the OASIS Art Gallery Open House, 5-7
May 23rd: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
May 24th: Many-Strings performs the Celtic Set at The Cloisters
May 27th: Many-Strings: the Maritime Set at Canyon Villas.
May 31st: Classical Music Portraits of the Mountains, OASIS M.V., 1:30.

June Events

June 2nd: Mozart, the Boy Wonder: La Jolla Community Center, 1pm.
June 4th: Many-Strings at Kensington Video/VidaJuice Art-on-Adams Festival, 3-5 pm.
June 6th: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
June 7th: Many-Strings: Private Concert, The Cloisters
June 8th: Many-Strings at Scripps Chula Vista
June 13: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
June 14: Mozart Pt.1 at Belmont Village (Private)
June 14: Mozart Pt.2-The Concertos at OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30 pm.
June 17: CA Hist Through Music: Private Show at SD History Center
June 20: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
June 24: CA Hist Through Music: Private Show at SD History Center
June 27: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
June 29: Animals in Music at OASIS Mission Valley, 10:30 am.

July Event

July 1: CA History Through Music: Private Show at SD Hist. Center
July 2. Private Show at Mt. Miguel Covenant House
July 3: Many-Strings at The Public Market, Liberty Station, 11am-1pm.
July 5: Private Show at The Cloisters
July 6: Many-Strings at Scripps Chula Vista
July 7: Many-Strings "The Maritime Set" at OASIS, 1:30
July 8: CA History Through Music: Private Show at SD Hist. Center
July 11: Many-Strings at Conrad Prebys Cardio Vascular Center
July 12: Beethoven Event at Belmont Village
July 14: OASIS Slow Jam, 1;30 at OASIS Mission Valley
July 15: Hist. of San Diego Through Music, OASIS MV, 1:30
July 16: Many-Strings at the Serra Old Town Museum, 11am-1pm
July 21: OASIS Slow Jam, Mission Valley OASIS, 1:30
July 22: Maritime Set Private Concert
July 25: Percussion and Folk Music Event at the Serra Mesa Library, 1:30 pm, Free!
July 26: Beethoven Music Event at La Jolla Community Center, 1pm
July 28: OASIS Slow Jam, OASIS MV, 1:30
July 29: Many-Strings at La Jolla Community Center Open House Event

August Events

Aug. 2: The Music of Aaron Copland, OASIS MV at 1:30
Aug. 3: Many-Strings at Scripps Chula Vista
Aug. 4: OASIS Slow Jam, Mission Valley at 1:30
Aug. 5: Many-Strings at Liberty Station's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
Aug. 7: Many-Strings The Gallery Set, Private Show
Aug. 9: Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Program: Belmont Village
Aug. 9: La Jolla Community CenterTchaikovsky 1812 Overture Program at 1:00
Aug. 12: Many-Strings at the Liberty Station Public Market, 11-1pm.
Aug. 16: Many-Strings The Gallery Set, Canyon Villas
Aug. 17: A World of Percussion at the Pt. Loma Library at 1:00, Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Aug. 23: Percussion andSing A- Longat The Cloisters
Aug. 24: Many-Strings at the Taste of OASIS, Macy's top floor, 10:30-12:00

Sept. Events

Sept. 2: Many-Strings at Liberty Station's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
Sept. 3: The Roots of American Folk Music Many-Strings Concert: Private Show at Mt. Miguel Village.
Sept. 9: Many-Strings at 4S Ranch Private Show
Sept. 13: The Music of Aaron Copland, Belmont Village
Sept. 16: Many-Strings at the La Jolla Community Center: Roots of Am. Folk Music Concert, 1pm.
Sept. 18: Many-Strings at the Cloisters, Private Show
Sept. 20: Private Show at Canyon Villas
Sept. 20: The Music of Aaron Copland at The La Jolla Community Center. 1pm.
Sept. 23: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm
Sept. 26: The History of the United States Through Music, Mt Miguel Village Private Show.
Sept. 26: The History of the United States Through Music, Private Show

October Events

Oct. 7th: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
Oct. 9th: Private Show: October Music!
Oct. 11th: The Music of George FredricHandel, Belmont Village.
Oct. 14th: Private Show: October Music
Oct. 15th: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am-1pm.
Oct. 18: The Music of George Fredric Handel, 1:30-2:30, at the La Jolla Community Center, an OASIS event.
Oct. 19: History of San Diego Through Music, at 1:00, at the Point Loma Library, an OASIS event that is free to the public, thanks to the Friends of the Library.
Oct. 20: The History of United States Through Music, at the La Jolla Community Center, 1pm.
Oct. 24: The OASIS Slow Jam, bring any folk instrument, at OASIS Mission Valley, at 1:30.
Oct. 28: Private Show: October Music
Oct. 29: Private Music Event
Oct. 31: The OASIS Slow Jam, at the OASIS Mission Valley campus, at 1:30.

November Events

Nov. 2nd: The Music of Aaron Copland, Santee Library at 9 am.
Nov. 4th: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11 am - 1 pm.
Nov. 7th: The OASIS Slow Jam, at the OASIS Mission Valley campus, at 1:30.
Nov. 8: The Music of Holst's The Planets, Belmont Village
Nov. 9: Many-Strings performs "The Music of the Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans" at the La Jolla Community Center at 1pm.
Nov. 10: Music, Mindfulness and Meditation, Mission Valley OASIS at 1:30.La Jolla's Mangelsen's Images of Nature Gallerygenerously contributed their catalog for use during the art-music-mindfulness part of today's event.Thank you for this generouscontribution.
Nov. 12: Many-Strings at Point Loma's Public Market, 11am to 1pm
Nov. 13: Many-Strings Concert at The Cloisters
Nov. 14: The OASIS Slow Jam, at the OASIS Mission Valley campus, at 1:30.
Nov. 16: Experiencing Music Through Percussion, at the La Jolla Community Center, at 2pm.
Nov. 17: Music, Mindfulnessand Meditation, Mission Valley OASIS at 1:30. La Jolla's Mangelsen's Images of Nature Gallery generouslycontributed their catalog for use during the art-music-mindfulness part of today's event.Thank you for this generouscontribution.
Nov. 21: The OASIS Slow Jam, at the OASIS Mission Valley campus, at 1:30.
Nov. 22: Private Many-Strings Event.
Nov. 22nd: Private Many-Strings Music event
Nov. 28: The OASIS Slow Jam, at the OASIS Mission Valley campus, at 1:30.

December Events

Dec. 3: Many-Strings at Pt. Loma's Public Market, 11am to 1 pm.
Dec. 5: Music Genres: OASIS Mission Valley, 10:30am.
Dec. 6: Mozart: The Concertos: OASIS at the North Claremont Libray, 6pm to 7:15pm
Dec. 7: Many-Strings at Scripps La Jolla Trauma Reunion Celebration, Private Event.
Dec. 8: Music and Meditation at La Jolla's Community Center, 1pm.
Dec. 9: Many-Strings at Santee Library, Private Event
Dec. 10: Many-Strings December Notes Concert, Private Event
Dec. 11: Many-Strings December Notes Concert, Private Event
Dec. 12: The Music of Tchaikovsky, OASIS Mission Valley, 10:30am
Dec. 13: The Music of Tchaikovsky, Private Event
Dec. 13: Many-Strings December Notes Concert, Private Event
Dec. 15: Many-Strings December Notes Concert, OASIS Mission Valley, 1:30.
Dec. 16: Many-Strings at the Kensington VitaJuice Cafe special Holiday Public Event, 2:30-4:30.
Dec. 17: Many-Strings at the Point Loma Public Market, 11am to 1pm
Dec. 18: Many-Strings December Notes Concert at Mission Trails Regional Park, 3pm, a free concert!
Dec. 19: Many-Strings Holiday Musical Event, Private Event
Dec. 20: Many-Strings December Notes Concert, Private Event
Dec. 23: Many-Strings December Notes Concert, Private Event
Dec. 25: Many-Strings December Notes Concert, Private Event at the delightful Julian Eaglenest B&B. Thank you very much!
 
 
If you would like to book us for a house concert or show, or for outstanding background music for your venue, please contact us at chris@many-strings.com.Thank you very much.
 
Please enjoy samples of our performances in the Video section of this site.

The Video section also includes our music videos, including "La Mer", "Natural Harmony", and "Borrego Evolutions."

You can sample our new CD, Notes in the Village, in the "Our Music" section of this site.This beautiful CD was recorded in Logic Pro with a stereo Rode microphone.

Our Education Commitment:

Chris has over thirty years of experience teaching San Diego, California, and American history through music, dance, and drama.

  • He has led over 150 school assemblies focused on teaching children and adults historical music through vocal and instrument participation.
  • He has taught classes for teachers at UCSD and SDSU.
  • He also regularly teaches OASIS Adult Education classes

Please see the Music Ed. tab. for updated information related to his upcoming classes.

Samples of Our Music