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with Amelia Hogan
Air and Fire -- Dec 11, 2010 --

Amelia Hogan

Free Concert with Amelia Hogan
Saturday December 11, 2010  2:00 PM
at Air and Fire

Come to a very personal concert of Irish songs and histories. It will be an evening of a-capella music that weaves a spell of history and magic through the singing of Amelia Hogan.

This Concert celebrates Irish history as expressed through the voice of the storyteller in ballads, songs and the Sean Nos tradition. She''ll bring you on a journey of Irish experience from the old world to the new. From the wild mountains to the soggy turf, you'll travel an Irish road. It will begin with some traditional pieces that create a setting for the story and move through the journey to what the new world would have been for those new citizens. These songs are typically arrhythmic and unaccompanied and were meant to be sung by the fire to a very intimate audience. But there's so much more than Sean Nos to Celtic music.  It the legacy of the immigrant, and it's all of ours.

Amelia Hogan has been singing since before she could walk.  Her first performances started when she was about 10 years old and she has a way of weaving myth, magic, and hope into a story-song. She sings in the Irish music tradition of Sean-Nos, or Old Style and from the heart. She's sung with Sharon Knight, Joni Bishop, Lisa Aschmann, Ray Frank, Steve Baughman, Niamh Parsons, Cullan's Hounds, Sheltering Sky, Janet Herman and Shay Black and graced stages from Oregon to New York, Ireland to San francisco and back again