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ARIANE LYDON in concert
Unitarian Church - North
Mequon, WI
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For the past 2 decades, Ariane Lydon has toured and performed at Folk Festivals, Performing Arts Centers, Listening Venues, Radio Stations, and House Concerts throughout the US and Canada. She has shared stages with such performers as John Renbourn, John Gorka, Loreena McKennit, Tom Paxton, John McCutcheon, Chris Proctor, Duck Baker, Harvey Reid, Jean Ritchie, Cherish The Ladies, and many more.

Ariane Lydon's virtuosic touch on 12- and 6-string guitars, keyboards, Celtic harp, and bodhrán come from a long apprenticeship in music across three continents. Born in Sussex, England, to a British UN Director and a New York artist, Lydon lived in Santiago, Chile, until she was 10. Her mother, the daughter of a jazz and ragtime pianist, immersed Ariane in classical piano music from age 7. Both parents, instictive ethnomusicologists at heart, introduced her to an extensive range of classical and ethnic music from countries they had lived in or visited all over the world. The family could often be found singing in four-part harmony, playing musical instruments, and enjoying live performances.

"Her songs are truly melody-driven, not piggybacked on chord changes; as a result, her compositions are crafted and elegant. Lydon's is a voice that must be heard."

"Lydon's throaty pipes instantly recall June Tabor's, but she brings formidable talents of her own: sharp songwriting that uses imagery drawn from nature to illustrate a variety of human conditions; a light yet thoughtful touch in arranging traditional songs, and the amazing ability to play 12-string guitar and Celtic harp simultaneously, to beautiful effect. A voice almost athletic in its suppleness; an artist of rare versatility."
Maureen Gerarden, WI   Madison Folk Music Society

"The voice an angel would kill for  she could sing the Lloyds Shipping Register and it would still sound good. This is one classic album." [Listen to Crows]
Mike Harding  BBC Radio 2

"Singer and songwriter, simply doesn't do justice to Ariane Lydon's masterful work on six and twelve-string guitar, Celtic harp, keyboards and lyrics, not to mention her incredible voice."
Sue Bausch  University of Wisconsin Washington County Performing Arts Center
Saturday Mar 07, 2020 7:30 PM - Saturday Mar 07, 2020 10:00 PM | $10.00 - $15.00


Unitarian Church - North (View)
13800 N. Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI 53097
United States


Music > Folk
Music > Indie
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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