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The Jammin' Divas at Skye
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts will present the multi-International band “The Jammin' Divas at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So Carthage on Wednesday, May 29 and at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 30.
Curtain is 7 p.m. and a jam session will start one hour before curtain at Skye Theatre and Unity.
The Jammin' Divas who are Aoife Clancy (IRE) Grammy Nominee with Cherish the Ladies, Becky Chace (USA), Kath Buckell (AUS), blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Through stunning three part harmonies bedded against a plush melodic landscape of instrumentation. The Jammin' Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends three continents histories by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influence and enrich one another.
The three women include Aoife Clancy from Ireland, who is the daughter of Bobby Clancy of the Clancy Brothers. While she was with Cherish the Ladies, the group was nominated for a Grammy Award. Aoife has had a long-standing career touring with the likes of The Clancy Brothers, Christy Moore of the Furey Brothers, Tommy Sands and many others.
She also toured seven weeks with the renowned Paddy Noonan Show. In 1995, Aoife was asked to join the acclaimed group “Cherish the Ladies”, which is one of the most sought-after Irish American groups in history.
For the past four years, Aoife has toured extensively doing no less than 200 dates a year throughout the United States and Europe. She has been a featured soloist with orchestras such as the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops and, while performing with Cherish the Ladies, collaborated with the Boston Pops on their GRAMMY nominated Celtic album. Now with seven recordings under her belt in the last decade, Aoife has clearly established herself as one of the 'Divas' of Irish and contemporary Folk Music.
Anyone who has seen Becky Chace sing in any setting knows she delivers with passion and conviction every time she takes a
stage. Chosen Best Female Vocalist five times by the readers of the Providence Phoenix. Becky has been called "one of the most
celebrated singer/songwriters to come out of the RI area." by Motif Magazine.
Together with her band, Chace has opened for such national acts as BB King, America, Judy Collins, Littlefeat, and Delbert McClinton. "With her smoky voice and blues-laden guitar, Providence's Becky Chace is a steamy cauldron of music, purveying the sort of countrified roots/folk rock that hits with a gritty, earthy edge.
The Australian counterpart Kath Buckell is a rising Folk/Rock artist in the US receiving airplay in the US, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Germany and the UK. She won honorable mention at the Mid Atlantic Song Contest for her song ‘Orphaned By The Color Of My Skin’ along with a national radio representation that gave astonishing reviews for her new record… She has toured from Australia, Israel and now the USA and has found her roots in a project that is preserving traditional Australian poetry put to her original music.
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. UCCPA is at 42 Depot St. in Unity. For reservations call Skye Theatre at 562-4445, or for UCCPA call 948-7469 Ticket price is $15 at the door.