Colm O'Riain (violin) Benefit Concert for Garden Gate, Fri Dec 7th, 8pm
We are greatly honored that violin virtuoso Colm O'Riain generously offered to perform a benefit concert for Garden Gate!
Please come out and support our fledgling arts center, which has already hosted so many wonderful arts and artists, and experience an outstanding evening of music while you're at it.
We welcome Colm O'Riain and Geoff van Lienden (guitar):
Friday December 7th, 8pm
Garden Gate, 2911 Claremont Ave. @ Ashby, Berkeley
Suggested contribution $15
Colm Ó Riain (violin) & Geoff van Lienden (guitar)
Irish-born violinist Colm Ó Riain and his band mix the ancient beat of Ireland with rhythms and melodies from all over the musical world Jazz, Blues, Roma (Gipsy), India, Cuba, Brazil and many more. Tonight, in the intimate environment of Garden Gate, Colm and guitarist Geoff van Lienden will present a rare duo performance.
An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, Colm has performed in festivals and venues throughout the worldfrom Argentina and Brazil to Sweden and Vietnam while also thrilling audiences at festivals and venues across the United States. His CD "Bridge Across the Blue", produced with partner-in-crime, poet Pireeni Sundaralingam, features a dazzling array of musicians and poets and was cited by About.com as "one of the Top 7 recordings of poetry and music of all time."
"O'Riain's fireworks display of virtuosity easily spans the diverse genres of gypsy, tango, jazz, blues and Irish music all with his characteristic intelligence and pizzazz." - Irish Herald
"Genius fiddler" - Mike Scott, The Waterboys
Garden Gate Creativity Center (View)
Berkeley, CA 94705