Manitou Music Fest features Crane Wives, Emma Cook, Oh Brother, big Sister, and Tannahill Weavers

From staff reports

The Crane Wives do a musical fly-through to the Manitou Music Festival Studio Stage on Sunday, July 29, at 8 p.m. Studio Stage is located behind Lake Street Studios, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. In the event of rain, this concert will be moved to the Leelanau School Auditorium, 1 Old Homestead Road, Glen Arbor.

This four-person indie folk group is a familiar presence at the Manitou Music Festival. The Crane Wives came together in Grand Rapids in 2010, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling song craft.  They utilize three-part vocal harmonies, electric instrumentation, and innovative, organic songcraft that has wide appeal.

Leelanau County native Emma Cook—and her Questionable Company—return to the Manitou Music Festival Studio Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. Studio Stage is located behind Lake Street Studios, at 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The rain location is the Glen Arbor Town Hall.

Born in the thriving Burlington, Vermont music scene, three friends raised on funk, jazz, blues, and soul combine their nuanced styles to create this all-original trio. Big band jazz to acoustic coffee shop, funky grooves and melodic lyrics. Emma Cook leads a small band with a curiously large sound

Northern Michigan siblings Penny and Radel Rosin, aka Oh Brother, big Sister, bring a comfortable, comedic essence to the Manitou Music Festival Studio Stage on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. This brother and sister duo covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements. Penny and Radel Rosin deliver music from a wide variety of music genres with an original acoustic sound. The rain location is the Glen Arbor Town Hall.

The Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, makes its inaugural appearance at the Manitou Music Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m. The concert takes place on the Leelanau School lawn, 1 Old Homestead Road, Glen Arbor. In the event of rain, this concert will be moved to the Leelanau School Auditorium.

As they approach their 50th anniversary, the Tannahill Weavers’ diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven, acoustical instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music draws on the rich heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant and humorous performances.

The Manitou Music Festival is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC). Tickets are $18 for GAAC members, $20 for nonmembers. Children under 18 are admitted without charge. To reserve tickets or for more information, please visit GlenArborArt.org, or call 231-334-6112.