Mary Mc Laughlin's Cór Ainglí
Join Irish singer and songwriter/arranger Mary Mc Laughlin and her Cór Ainglí for an evening of beautiful and evocative Celtic choral music!
Whether singing a pre-Christian Gaelic fairy lament, a 13th century Latin monastic chant, or an original song in English; Mc Laughlin and her Cór Ainglí (a superb 9-voice women's vocal ensemble) will make your spine tingle with their well-crafted modal harmonies, whether sung acappella or accompanied.
Mc Laughlin's thrilling interpretation of Gregorian chant and Gaelic traditional song is further augmented by her knack for story-telling and entertaining an audience.
The chorus consists of nine women: Katie Loveless, Laura Schanzer, Laura Reeve, Sadie Reeve, Audrey Nickel, Kathy Hopkins, Jennie Siegmund, Eileen Mihm and Janet Herman.
All are seasoned singers and many are active in other Santa Cruz-based choral groups such as "Zambra" and "Sirens".
John Hopkins provides instrumental accompaniment on guitar.
Irish singer, songwriter, and teacher, Mary Mc Laughlin is internationally acclaimed for her multi-tracked arrangements which have been featured on several Celtic compilation albums, including Narada's "Celtic Voices" (which reached #3 in the Billboard World Music Charts) and "Faire Celts". Tracks from the "Celtic Requiem" album (with guitarist William Coulter) were featured on many Sony BMG releases, including "Conversations With God 2."
Her solo albums include The Daughter of Lír, Crystal Shoe, A Gaelic Christmas (which placed in 2009 international JPF Independent release Awards), and her latest "Sacred Days, Mythic Ways". She holds an MA in Ritual Chant and Song from Limerick University, where she specialized in the mythological songs of Ireland as well as Latin Gregorian Chant and the Irish tradition of keening.
In the "Sacred Days, Mystic Ways" concert Mc Laughlin brings together many of the songs from these diverse albums and debuts the live version of the Yuindah / Sealwoman track which led off Narada's "Celtic Voices" album.
Other material reflects her life-long passion for Gregorian chant and the Celtic mythological tradition.
Pacific Cultural Center (View)
1307 Seabright Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
|Minimum Age: 10|
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