THREE BRIDGES CONCERT SERIES: a Celebration of Traditional Music
The Library Arts Center is excited to present the Three Bridges Concert Series: a celebration of Traditional Music again in 2018! Following the tremendous concerts we experienced last season, we are excited to welcome these exceptional musicians from around New England and beyond. Find out more about all the musicians and their music by clicking HERE.
June 9th – The Colleen Raney Band
A gifted singer, Colleen Raney 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 releasing her 5th full length studio album in early summer 2018 and has recently spent time touring with Irish American supergroup Solas.
The Colleen Raney Band:
Award-winning singer and flute player, Portland, Maine’s 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.
Portland, Maine-based guitarist Bethany Waickman accompanies some of the country’s finest players, be it at dance halls, pub sessions, or on the concert stage. Bethany grew up in a musical family in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York state. She started piano at an early age and played traditional and classical music along with her fiddle- and cello-playing brothers. She 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.