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McAuley, Horan and O'Caoimh coming to Skye
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts will present McAuley, Horan, & O'Caoimh at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So. Carthage on Wednesday, June 12 and at Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips on Thursday, June 13.
Curtain is 7 p.m.
Long-time Solas members Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan have joined forces with the amazing Kilkenny-born guitarist Colm O'Caoimh to bring you their new release “Saling Back to You."
Solas has long been heralded as one of the most innovative and exciting bands to emerge on the Irish music scene over the last two decades and have been cited “the best traditional band in the world” by the Boston Herald while the New York Times praised them as “a five-piece of extraordinary instrumental and vocal fire-power”.
When Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan released their first duet album “Serenade” in 2006, it was received with much anticipation and widespread critical acclaim being voted into the Top 5 Irish albums of 2006 by The Irish Times.
Colm, who is a founding member of the steadily rising Irish group Caladh Nua, (meaning New Harbour) has spent the last few years touring extensively throughout Europe and Canada. A musician of supreme talent and versatility, Colm brings to the project his own unique style of tune backing while complimenting the gentler vocal numbers and enhancing the subtleties of Winifred’s unmistakable fiddle sound.
Throw in Mick’s vocal and instrumental talents and special guest Chico Huff’s genius on the bass, and it all goes to make for a beautiful musical journey, sometimes haunting and soulful, other times joyful and exhilarating. The album opens with a traditional French tune called “Les Amantes Infideles” which has the flavours of a smoky Paris cafe while tracks like the tasteful cover of the Low Anthem's “Charlie Darwin” bring a unique realism and honesty to the album. And, of course, there are instrumental reels, Jigs and airs, both original and traditional, to drive it all on.
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. The Phillips Area Community Center is located at 21 Depot St. in Phillips with tickets at the door.
For reservations, call Skye Theatre at 562-4445. Tickets range from $15-$22.