Twilight Music presents concerts by international, national and regional performers at Next Stage and Greenhoe Theatre in Putney, VT, and Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery and New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro, VT.
We also produce the
annual Twilight on the Tavern
Lawn concert series in Putney,
| Friday, May 31 at 7:30 pm
MCAULEY, HORAN, O’CAOIMH
Tickets: $18 Advance / $20 At the Door
Ticket reservations and info: 802-254-9276
Venue: Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery at 139 Main Street in downtown Brattleboro, VT
|Twilight Music presents an evening of traditional
Irish music with a modern edge by McAuley, Horan, O’Caoimh. Accordionist/vocalist
Mick Mcauley and fiddler Winifred Horan are both long-time members of Irish-American
supergoup Solas, which has recorded ten albums to worldwide critical acclaim
and been praised by the Boston Herald as “The Best Irish traditional band
in the world.” Guitarist Colm O’Caoimh is a founding member of the
counties Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford-based Irish group Caladh Nua.
After meeting and playing together in Dublin in the early 1990s, Winifred Horan and Mick McAuley joined
forces in Solas, a band that Horan founded with Seamus Egan, John Doyle, John Williams and Karan Casey in 1994, in time to record the 1998 album “The Words that Remain,” which remains Solas’ best selling album to date. The sound of Winifred’s fiddle and Mick’s accordion have gone on to become an integral part of the Solas sound, while the quintet has gone on to become one of the most widely successful and highly respected bands in Irish music. Horan and McAuley’s first duo album “Serenade” was named one of the Top 5 Irish music albums of 2006 by the Irish Times. Their latest CD with Colm O’Caoimh “Sailing Back to You” is a collection of traditional and original songs and airs and high-octane reels and jigs.
Having grown up in the bustling New York City Irish scene in the 1970’s and then earning a degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Winifred Horan drew on her background in both classical and traditional music to create her own distinct fiddle style. She has worked with many of the finest musicians on the Irish music and contemporary folk scenes, including Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon, Declan O’ Rourke, Belinda Carlisle, Mundy, Pierce Turner, Richard Shindell and Liz Carroll. Winifred has released two solo albums - “Just one Wish” and “The Pleasures of Home” - to great critical acclaim both in the US and Ireland.
Mick McAuley was born into the well-known musical family from Kilkenny, Ireland, and began playing Irish music at a very early age. By his late teens, he had toured extensively throughout Europe as part of the family group, other ensembles and as a soloist. Since then he has recorded or toured with Ron Kavana, Paddy Keenan, Patti Griffin, Susan McKeown, Karan Casey, Paul Brennan of Clannad, and Eurovision winner Eimear Quinn. Mick’s 2004 debut solo album “An Ocean’s Breadth” received rave reviews and was heralded by the Washington Post as Celtic Album of the Year. While the album reaffirmed McAuley as one of the best accordionists in Irish music, it also established him as one of the finest and most unique singers in Ireland. He is regularly invited to appear as a special guest of the European touring production “Celtic Legends”.
Kilkenny, Ireland native Colm O’Caoimh has redefined the guitar accompaniment of Irish music, bringing to it influences of jazz and swing, all the while grounding the music with his own unique driving, earthy rhythm. Coupling that with the subtleties of his numerous finger picking styles, it is widely believed that Colm is one of the most versatile and talented guitarists in any genre of music today. His solidly imaginative playing and delicate finger-style is described as being both the backbone and powerhouse of Caladh Nua, a group that has burst onto the Irish music scene with two exciting albums “Happy Days” and “Next Stop.”
For more information, visit www.mcauleyhoranocaoimh.com and www.hookerdunham.org.
6/2 PLANET ZYDECO - The 11th annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series of free concerts on the Putney Tavern lawn begins with a New England-based zydeco sextet that captures the essence of traditional rural-style dance music as it is played in southwest Louisiana today.
Twilight Music Info: email@example.com, 802-254-9276
Theater & Gallery 139 Main
Street Brattleboro, VT
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