Colleen Raney has been the best-kept secret in the Northwest Irish music scene for some time now, but her stunning talent and bold vision of traditional music in a new century will soon make short work of that.
A Seattle-native, Colleen grew up around traditional Irish culture, singing and dancing with both her family and the respected ensemble Magical Strings. Now sheâs at last decided to move out on her own, forming a powerhouse ensemble of Northwest Irish musicians. Colleen Raney brings a voice to reach to the back of the pub, a band to bring you to your feet, and a love for the poetry of Irish song.
Produced by Hanz Araki, Colleenâs debut album, Linnet, puts her angelic voice front and center, switching from moving Celtic ballads to the rolling rhythms of Irish dance songs. Her singing shows maturity, poise, and a deep knowledge of Irish traditional music. Her bold interpretations of well-loved songs like Fair Margaret & Sweet William breathe new life into these old ballads and the lush arrangement throughout the album speaks to the quality of the musicians accompanying Colleen on her musical journey.
The Next Gen Folk Series is jointly presented by Hearth Music, Victory Music and Empty Sea Studios.
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103