Nancy Conescu & Matthew Hayward-MacDonald, Celtic Lunch Hour
Third Wednesday, Celtic Lunch Hour Concert
Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 12:15-1:15pm
Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin
Guest Musicians: Nancy Conescu and Matthew Hayward-MacDonald. Buy on-line and $5 is donated to the Heritage Center!
Please note, cash or check only for admission (door) and for cd's that will be for sale.
Notes: Bring your brown paper sack lunch and enjoy an hour of some of the best Irish/Celtic music by one of the top players in the world!
Nancy Conescu is a noted singer of traditional Irish and American ballads. A native New Yorker, Nancy was exposed to the music and traditions of many cultures from an early age. Today, she is known for honoring the roots of traditional Irish and American ballads while shaping the music to her own sensibilities. "I love Irish songs because of their potential to evoke heartfelt emotions. The stories told in these ballads - of love, hate, joy in life, loss in death, of magic and mystery - resonate with listeners today just as they did hundreds of years ago."
"As a singer of Irish and American folk songs, Nancy Conescu possesses one of the most truly captivating and compelling traditional voices heard today, a voice capable of cutting to the emotional core of a song with the merest whisper or sudden turn of phrase. It's a voice at once warm and welcoming, yet filled with the promise of mystery and adventure."
--- L.E. McCullough, Whistle Player, Poet and Playwright
Celebrated singer/songwriter Matthew Hayward-MacDonald has been a musical fixture in the Northwest for a decade. A founding member of Eugene's renowned band, Toad in the Hole, he has also had the pleasure of lending his talents to the Portland based groups, Circled By Hounds and Whitethorn.
Matthew, whose voice has been described as a "...visceral growl with the subtlety of a swallow on the wing," is also an accomplished songwriter. His 2010 debut cd, "Hey Bird," is a collection of both original and traditional songs. Matthew continues to explore his love of traditional music by immersing himself in Portland's vibrant Celtic music scene.
Tualatin Heritage Center (View)
8700 SW Sweek Dr
Tualatin, OR 97062
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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