Colleen Raney at the Third Wednesday Lunch hour concert
Third Wednesday, Lunch Hour Concert on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 12:15-1:15pm at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, OR 97062
Guest Musician: Colleen Raney, http://colleenraney.com/
Cost: $10 on-line or at the door, all community. Please note cash or check only for admission at the door and for cd's that will be for sale. Production by www.IrishPDX.com
Notes: Bring your brown paper sack lunch and enjoy an hour of some of the best music by one of the top players in the world October - May!
Colleen Raney - who has toured extensively throughout both the U.S. and Ireland, under her own name and alongside world-renowned harp and dulcimer duo Magical Strings - bookended 2011 with a pair of fine albums, respectively her second and third: January's lushly-produced Lark and last October's stripped-down Cuan. Both garnered national and international airplay and acclaim. She is regularly joined by Casey Neill (guitar, vocals), Johnny Connolly (button accordion, melodeon), Colm MacCárthaigh (guitar, cittern, vocals), and Christine Traxler (fiddle) for live shows, as well as joins Celtic band Molly's Revenge as a guest vocalist.
Colleen's open-minded and -hearted approach to her time-tested repertoire was inherited from, and instilled by, her upbringing in Seattle's celebrated Raney Family, steeped in step-dancing and song. She breathes new life into the old tunes, finding facets in the music that haven't been heard before. It's earned her a following both among longtime adherents of Celtic music and younger fans who are new to the genre.
"Rarely is an artist as deeply entrenched in a musical niche as Colleen Raney able to present centuries-old music with an eye toward current and future listeners outside of the genre. By adapting and developing her voice, however, and by surrounding herself with a constantly-evolving ensemble of the best musicians the Northwest has to offer (Celtic-centric or otherwise), she manages to both credit her training and history, and stake claim as a serious presence in contemporary folk music." Katie Presley, Bitch Magazine, January 2011
"Singing with a deep love for the tradition, and for the dark poetry of Celtic song, Colleen has been drawing new life from the old ballads and renewing our love for Celtic music." Devon Leger, Hearth Music
"Raney brings a rich, heart, and inviting voice - unmistakably American and without affectation or pretense - to her music." Sean Smith, Boston Irish Reporter, May 2012
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Tualatin Heritage Center (View)
8700 SW Sweek Dr
Tualatin, OR 97062
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