Hanz Araki - CD Release, 2nd Sat Community Celtic Concert
Doors at 6:45pm. Concert at 7:30pm
One of a Kind Celtic Concert Series Comes to Pacific Northwest
Acclaimed Irish Musicians Join Together for a Unique and Memorable Show
Musicians Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire along with some of the Northwest's most acclaimed Celtic musicians are proud to present a series of unprecedented concerts. The musicians, who have combined under the name The Celtic Conspiracy, lend their individual expertise and lyrical knowledge to these theme-based concerts that present some of the strongest and most beautiful elements of the Celtic tradition.
In the late winter, "As I Roved Out" welcomes better weather and represents the traditional Maying celebrations of the British Isles and beyond, while the plight of the emigrant and laborer is presented in a collection of songs and tunes in the late summer entitled "The Emigrant Song." Some of the darker and more macabre themes found in Celtic love songs are explored in "Songs of Love and Murder," and completing the series is the Winter Solstice Celebration; celebrate the darkest night of the year with the light of music, storytelling and wonder.
"Each of us bring to the table a varied collection of songs and stories that reflect the same themes of longing, love, loss, beauty, and celebration. These concerts give us the freedom to explore some of these experiences thoroughly through the music that has arisen from the last several hundred years of human existence."
Billed as "The next generation of trad' music," Irish flute player and singer Hanz Araki is the quintessential world music musician. He has toured internationally with Juno award-winning The Paperboys and The Casey Neill Trio; also The Bridies, Portland's all-star Pogues cover band KMRIA among others, and is featured on over a dozen recordings and soundtracks, along with his own acclaimed CD's. www.hanzaraki.com
Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her violin-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.
Cary Novotny has asserted himself in the pantheon of Irish guitar players with his seemingly unending energy. Cary has recorded and performed with many great bands in the world of Irish music, including Johnny B Connolly, Kevin Burke, and the "The Bridies", featuring fiddlers Maire Egan and Brenda Curtin of Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance." Novotny infuses traditional melodies with undeniable contemporary groove, appealing to the tastes of the modern audience, yet based in the centuries old tradition of Irish music.
Joining them is All-Ireland harp champion, AnnaLee Foster, and percussionist Joe Trump. Also performing an original Mummer's play is Matthew Hayward-Macdonald, and a selection of poems will be heard, read by voice-actor and singer Finn Mac Ginty.
Community Celtic Concerts off the Commons
2nd Saturdays, October - May, 7:30pm
Winona Grange 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin
Sorry, no wheelchair ramp
October 8, Leo Mac Namara and Aurora Burd
November 12, Randal Bays and Davey Mathias
December 10, Hanz Araki, Winter Solstice show
January 14, Molly's Revenge
February 11, Laurence Nugent
March 10, John Doan
April 14, Golden Bough
May 12, Hanneke Cassel
Proceeds to maintain Cultural events in Tualatin!
Price varies, but always 6 for the price of 5, door only, all community
Winona Grange #271 (View)
8340 SW Seneca St
Tualatin, OR 97062
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|