Celtic Voices

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2005

Six Weeks of Music from Ireland, Scotland and England

Satalla, New York City’s premier world music venue, presents Celtic Voices, a series of Irish and Scottish musical performances throughout Spring 2005. “Celtic music” is a loose term that encompasses the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Galicia. In celebration of New York City’s strong connection to these lands and the springtime holidays of St. Patrick’s Day and Tartan Day, Celtic Voices brings twelve acts to the Satalla stage from Tuesday, March 15 through Thursday, April 28.

Artists participating in Celtic Voices include vocalist Karan Casey (March 15), Irish traditional group Solas (March 16), fiddle legend Liz Carroll and guitar phenom John Doyle (March 19), nation-spanning fiddle trio Celtic Fiddle Fest (Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, and Andre Brunet) and Quebecois Celtic folk group Rosheen (March 20), Scottish music revivalists The Battlefield Band, pictured above, (April 7), African/Celtic hybrid Baka Beyond (April 10), singer Cathie Ryan (April 21), groundbreaking band Flook (April 27) and Celtic-inspired British folk-rock duo John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee (April 28).

On any given night, Satalla’s 200 seats are filled with fans of Celtic music, African, Brazilian, European, Arabic and dozens of other musical styles from around the globe. The audiences who gather at the cavernous Flatiron-district space come not only for world music, but to witness singer-songwriter, folk and blues performances as well, while enjoying a full kitchen serving American cuisine and a bar serving alcoholic cocktails as exotic as the club’s musical ones. ♦

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