EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Jack Singer Concert Hall
EPCOR CENTRE’s BD&P World Music Series Celtic CrossroadsFriday, March 22, 2013 – Pre-show 6pm, Concert 7pmEPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall
As featured on PBS, Celtic Crossroads: The Gathering Tour incorporates the traditions of Irish music kicked into the 21st century by virtue of the youthful cast equipped with raw talent. With dizzying Irish dancing, inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves, the likes of this show have never been seen before.
The name Celtic Crossroads originates from a time in Ireland when neighbouring communities met at the crossroads between towns and villages to socialize and, play music. Classically trained musicians transport audiences across the Atlantic to the Emerald Isle with interludes from the haunting uilleann pipes, cheerful whistles, silky flute and the Irish harp. The performers share their stories through signature fiddle playing, explosive banjo and guitar riffs, rounding out this evening of musical mastery.
Pre-show entertainment: The Doll SistersNominated for "Young Performer of the Year" at the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards, The Doll Sisters are a young acoustic roots duo who captivate audiences with their haunting harmonies, beautiful instrumentation and stellar songwriting. On vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and bodhrán, these girls are fierce!
Part of the BD&P World Music Series.
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Special features incorporated into the hall design allow rentals to outside promoters and the community, providing a spectrum of entertainment year-round.
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix.
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