The Concerts at the Castle series will feature long-time friends and folk music collaborators Michael Peter Smith and Anne Hills on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., at the historic Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr.

A self-taught musician and award-winning composer with recordings by major artists throughout the world, Smith has been singing, writing and touring for more than five decades. His song, “The Dutchman,” is considered a classic in the folk lexicon. Smith also has created epic story songs, ballads and anthems pertaining to Herman Melville’s novel, “Moby Dick.”

Hills is a beloved voice in contemporary folk music, playing guitar, banjo and sometimes a Tibetan bell. Her song, “Follow That Road,” the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat, is considered a folk classic of the late 1990s. Whether singing her own award-winning songs, or the words of child poet Opal Whiteley, she performs with soul and playful humor.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A $32.50 donation is suggested with proceeds going toward maintenance of the historic Givins Castle.

Wine, cheese and refreshments will be provided at intermission.

For more information or reservations, call (773) 466-9339 or visit the website at