Sean Heely Celtic Trio

From left, Tracy Jenkins, Sean Heely and Kevin Elam, which make up the Sean Heely Celtic Trio, play onstage Saturday at the last Under the Oaks music event of the year at Evergreen Lavender Farm.

It is near impossible to visit Evergreen Lavender Farm and not feel the whimsical, enchanted atmosphere that Ken and Bonnie Swanson have created there.

Beyond the farm’s entrance, which is all but concealed in plain sight, save a small sign mounted on a lavender colored post pointing the way in, is another world made up of small trails that wind past curious little features: a little water fountain nestled among the wildflowers here and a metal sculpture of a guitar mounted to a fence post there.

The centerpiece to the farm, however, is the simple, three-sided covered stage that is nestled under the giant oak trees in the backyard. 

Appropriately, Under the Oaks is the name for the series of music concerts that are offered seasonally at Evergreen Lavender Farm.

This past weekend marked the end of the concert season, and the musicians that played Saturday evening closed the concert season series in a fine and proper manner.

The Sean Heely Celtic Trio took to the stage and for one evening, under a Fall Harvest Moon, gifted the audience with a concert of Scottish music the likes of which is a rarity to be heard.

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