Celtic Music: Colleen Raney & Friends

Date: 12/07/2017
Time: 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Join internationally acclaimed traditional singer Colleen Raney and her band for a very special evening of Celtic music at the Norfolk Library in Norfolk, Connecticut. As the longest night of the year arrives, Colleen and company will warm and delight you with songs and tunes to remind us of the light and the beauty of winter. A gifted singer, Colleen is known for her dedication to the craft of performing and preserving the vibrant song tradition of Ireland. Her ability to convey this love of Irish music makes every performance a captivating experience, no matter the setting. Raney sings with an enchanting yet unaffected style allowing the listener to enjoy her selection of songs whether they are familiar or more obscure. She is currently recording her fifth full length studio album and has spent time this year touring with Irish American supergroup Solas.

The Band:

Award-winning singer and flute player, Hanz Araki has been a prominent figure in the Irish music community in North America and beyond for nearly three decades. In that time he has released 10 albums, played countless festival stages, toured internationally, and collaborated with a number of well-respected musicians within and outside of the Celtic music genre. Guitarist Bethany Waickman accompanies some of the country’s finest players, be it at dance halls, pub sessions, or on the concert stage. Bethany discovered DADGAD guitar tuning while attending Meadowlark, a folk music camp in Maine. There she studied with Keith Murphy, a well-known composer, musician, and influential practitioner of DADGAD. The modified tuning offers unique harmonies and rich drones well suited to supporting traditional music and to the driving, rhythmic playing for which Bethany is known. Ryan Davidson is known for his powerful vocals and soulful style of folk storytelling. At the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance in Limerick, Ireland he studied the Irish Bouzouki and received an MA in Ethnomusicology.


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