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News stories tagged with "celtic"

New music: Frost and Fire's "Midwinter Spring"

Just in time for winter, the Vermont-based band Frost and Fire has released its debut album, Midwinter Spring. It includes original music, classic songs and tunes with titles like "Deep Freeze" and "Caald Nights o' Winter". The ensemble includes Aaron Marcus, Viveka Fox, Peter Macfarlane and Hollis Easter. The music on this first album is a blend of new and traditional Celtic music that ranges from elegant to energetic. Todd Moe spoke with Hollis Easter about Midwinter Spring.  Go to full article
The Northern Lights Orchestra at a summer concert.
The Northern Lights Orchestra at a summer concert.

Northern Lights Orchestra takes a "Celtic Journey"

The Northern Lights Orchestra's first cd is out, just in time for the ensemble's summer season. The group, composed of professional and part time musicians from Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties, has a concert tonight in Waddington in Island View Park (7 pm).

The orchestra began three summers ago out of what contrabassist David Katz calls a group of musicians who said, "We don't play enough -- let's start an orchestra." Todd Moe spoke with Katz, one of its founding members, about their new recording, titled Celtic Journey, and love of music.  Go to full article

Preview: Penny Whistler Festival

It's all things celtic in Saranac Lake this Sunday. Todd Moe previews a festival of music, food and history dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson.  Go to full article
The Boys of the Lough will be at the Clayton Opera House on March 11, and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on March 14.
The Boys of the Lough will be at the Clayton Opera House on March 11, and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on March 14.

Preview: celtic music in the North Country

The Boys of the Lough brings its brand of traditional celtic music to the North Country next week. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the celtic band has two concerts: Clayton and Lake Placid. The Boys are now in their third decade and combine members from several celtic traditions. Todd Moe talks with Dave Richardson, who's been with the group for 35 years, about their fun-loving approach to music.  Go to full article

Preview: Celtic Music Concert

Potsdam bagpiper Hollis Easter and his teacher Susie Petrov present a concert of Celtic music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Potsdam, Saturday at 4 o'clock. It's free and open to the public. Todd Moe chats with Hollis, who started playing the pipes 3 years ago.  Go to full article

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