Open the Door for Three Concert (Recap of Feb 8th Performance)

‘Open the Door for Three’ entertained an audience of about 60 enthusiasts of the traditional music of Ireland and Cape Breton from an array of sources:  O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1920s), the Goodman (1850s) and Patrick McDonald (1780s) collections. The trio’s lush arrangements displayed color and context to traditional songs about subjects as diverse as the beauty of a river, the power of love, the tragedy of death, and unlikely victory in the face of adversity.  A magical night of music at the Havurah!

 

 

Admission is $20 at the door. For reservations email Kat Eggleston at kat@kateggleston.com

Havurat Ee Shalom 15401 Westside Hwy SW
Vashon Island, WA 98070

Kat Eggleston brings this fantastic trio to Vashon. They are veterans and mainstays of the Irish music scene around the world, having played with Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, Secret Garden, Anúna, Liz Carroll, and The New York Pops, as well as with artists like Don Henley, Paula Cole, Bonnie Raitt, and Josh Groban. They’ve preformed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, at L’Olympia and the Palais des Congrès in Paris.  And this Thursday evening  at our own Havurah building!

Open the Door for Three is fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders. The trio’s music is a rare combination of unearthed tunes from centuries-old manuscript collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the unmatched energy of a trio of good friends playing great Irish music together.

They have also been featured at The Kennedy Center’s Ireland 100 festival, the Celtic Colours festival in Cape Breton, at The Milwaukee Irish Festival, and in Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition series in Bantry, County Cork, Ireland.

Their newest release, The Joyful Hour, continues along this path and is Open the Door for Three’s richest and most musically ambitious project to date. It is full of old and undiscovered melodies from a vast array of sources – from O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1920s), the Goodman (1850s) and Patrick McDonald (1780s) collections, to wax cylinder recordings a century old, to the living tradition of music in Ireland and Cape Breton. The trio’s lush arrangements give color and context to traditional songs about subjects as diverse as the beauty of a river, the power of love, the tragedy of death, and unlikely victory in the face of adversity.

The trio mines tune books, collections, and recordings for old and new tunes and songs. They add to those discoveries fiddler Liz Knowles’s compositions, harmonies, and arrangements, Kieran O’Hare’s encyclopedic knowledge of tunes and the uilleann piping tradition, and the rhythmic bedrock bouzouki and world-class singing of Dublin-born Pat Broaders. Don’t miss it!

Admission is $20 at the door. For reservations email Kat Eggleston at kat@kateggleston.com

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