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Sunday, May 27
 

12:00pm PDT

Tim Readman and Jennie Bice
British and Irish Folksongs

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, The Rose, the Shamrock and the Thistle: Music from the Old Sod
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  • Biography Vancouver BC’s Tim Readman is a musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist, and the former leader of Celtic/folk favourites Fear of Drinking and has played for years with The Arrogant Worms. He has just released a new CD with Jennie Bice of mainly traditional British and Irish folk songs entitled Out of the Green. Jennie is a versatile and in-demand fiddler and teacher who has featured on countless CDs and performed live all over Canada and the UK.

12:35pm PDT

Brían Ó hAirt
Irish Gaelic/Sean-nós Singing

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:35pm - 1:05pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, The Rose, the Shamrock and the Thistle: Music from the Old Sod
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Brían Ó hAirt’s anomalous voice stands as a testament to the power of tradition. His ability to share the mind’s eye of an older generation of singers has afforded him great acclaim at his young age. He became the youngest and first ever American to win the coveted Sgiath Uí Dhálaigh shield at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Listowel, Co. Kerry in 2002—adding his name to the shield’s long list of noted singers including Joe Heaney, Frank Harte and Paddy Berry. His dedication to traditional song and more specifically to the sean-nós style of singing encouraged him to learn the Irish language to an uncanny fluency and along the way introduced him to the close-knit singing community of the Conamara Gaeltacht where Irish is still the commonly spoken language. Brían has performed extensively in the United States at the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Chicago Celtic Festival, Sean-nós Milwaukee and the Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities and in Ireland at Lá na nAmhrán, Cruinniu na mBád, the Ennis Trad Festival and Cuairt na mBàrd. He has also had the distinction of being a singer to the President of Ireland, Dr. Mary McAleese. His recordings have been featured on many radio programs’ in Ireland including Céilí House on RTÉ and Lán a’ Mhála on RnG as well as on various NPR programs’ in the States. In 2003 Brían established Sean-nós Milwaukee , the first festival in North America to focus on the sean-nós singing tradition. Its success has merited the production of a compilation album entitled Sean-nós Cois Locha consisting of festival recordings from 2003-2005. Produced with the help of Cló Iar-Chonnachta publishing company, this album showcases some of America’s finest proponents of the tradition, both native Irish as well as American-born.

1:10pm PDT

Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer
Rocking traditional Scottish

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:10pm - 1:40pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, The Rose, the Shamrock and the Thistle: Music from the Old Sod
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Rebecca Lomnicky began learning violin at age 5, and there-after discovered her calling, Scottish fiddling. Within a few years she won the US Jr. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, and then in 2009 was invited to compete in the most prestigious Scottish fiddling event in the world, the Glenfiddich International Fiddle Competition held at Blaire Castle in Scotland which she won on her first attempt—the first non-Scot to win the title. She is accompanied by bagpiper & multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular west coast Celtic music band “Molly’s Revenge”, whom over the last decade has performed across the US and as far away as China, Australia, & Scotland.

1:45pm PDT

Old Sod Session
British, Irish, and Scottish Folksongs

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, The Rose, the Shamrock and the Thistle: Music from the Old Sod
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  • Biography Vancouver BC’s Tim Readman is a musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist, and the former leader of Celtic/folk favourites Fear of Drinking and has played for years with The Arrogant Worms. He has just released a new CD with Jennie Bice of mainly traditional British and Irish folk songs entitled Out of the Green. Jennie is a versatile and in-demand fiddler and teacher who has featured on countless CDs and performed live all over Canada and the UK.