Mary and Ed will serve as the perfect welcome to the Solstice Festival as they will perform at the entrance gate 11:15 to 1:00 PM! Mary King is the recipient of a 2018–2019 and 2019–2020 grant from the Southern New England Apprentice Program as a Master Celtic Harpist. King’s parents came from Ireland which gave her a real love of Celtic music and that love of music has been her pathway to other genres of music. Ed Sweeney draws upon a potpourri of musical styles, instruments (6 & 12 String guitar, 5 string banjo & fretless banjo) and songs. Ed has earned accolades throughout the United States, Canada, parts of Europe and Taiwan. He teaches guitar and 5-string banjo at Blackstone River Theatre.