Inspired by fiddler and Solas founder Win Horan, I went to see these guys in a recital at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall this spring and it was just jaw dropping. Taking the traditional base that Win had introduced and using all of the chops, skills, and musical curiosity these six musicians had assembled, a unique sound was created. Such was the impact, that all of the professors and NEC in addition to Win herself and several others involved in music advised them to stay together, record an album and tour it. And that is precisely what they are doing.
Produced by Seamus Egan, this new recording will be celebrated in their official CD release party as part of our series. Anything goes this night, and I just can't wait for the recording - and the celebration of it in Somerville. Hope you can join us for this one. Check them out below as an opener for Solas in Beverly.
The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature.
Tickets are $23 in advance, with a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the code.
Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!
The Burren Backroom (View)
247 Elm Street, Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144