Gallowglass Opens For Barrio Manoush!!
The Firefly Presents: Barrio Manouche, Gallowglass Irish Band 21+ | 8pm | $8 adv, $10 at Door
The Firefly invites you to an evening of exciting, eclectic world music featuring San Francisco's Barrio Manouche and Bellingham Irish band Gallowglass. Come prepared for everything from traditional Celtic tunes to flamenco, world jazz, group improvisations, and more!
About The Artists
"WE PLAY MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE PLACES WE COME FROM AND THE PLACES WE HAVE LIVED, THOSE THAT HAVE COME BEFORE US, AND THE NOMADIC SPIRIT. WE BELIEVE THAT MUSIC IS A PRIMARY FORM OF EXPRESSION AND WE USE IT TO DESCRIBE THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT. TOCAMOS LA MÚSICA INSPIRADA POR LOS BARRIOS EN DONDE NACIMOS Y EN LOS QUE HEMOS VIVIDO DESPUÉS, AQUELLOS QUE NOS PRECEDEN, BASADA EN EL ESPÍRITU NÓMADA. CREEMOS QUE LA MÚSICA ES UNA FORMA EXPRESIÓN Y LA UTILIZAMOS PARA CONTAR COMO VEMOS EL MUNDO."
The San Francisco-based acoustic ensemble performs a repertoire of original compositions with an emotionally charged sound that is difficult to classify yet instantly recognizable. The group’s international roots shine brightly in their music with members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California and is deeply influenced by a wide range of musical traditions. Barrio Manouche has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and its passion for musical improvisations. With latest collaborations including French Flamenco dancer Fanny Ara, African sacred dance Brazilian dancer Emaye Ama Mizani, as well as Colombian singer Iván Rondón, Barrio Manouche plays what is perhaps the truest definition of World Music. Barrio Manouche is taking their audience on a magical journey, with a unique fusion of cultures and musical backgrounds, an auditory and visual feast like no other. “Barrio Manouche makes magical acoustic music mashed together from all corners of the globe — a new form of Americana, if you will, where flamenco guitar drifts above Brazilian beats, clashing with Gypsy-jazz melodies. It could very well qualify as Americana in another decade or two. Or maybe its rich, gorgeous blend of acoustic Latin-French jazz will always remain distinctly Barrio Manouche.” — Aaron Carnes
Gallowglass Irish Band
Gallowglass is an acoustic Irish band from Bellingham, Washington. They formed on St. Patrick's Day night 2014 during a spontaneous music session at percussionist David Lofgren's house with David on bodhrán, Zach Bauman on mandolin and bouzouki, and Jan Peters on bouzouki and harmonicas. Both Jan and Zach share a love of singing and have brought some uncommon songs to their repertoire, as well as new arrangements to some familiar ones. Now well into their forth year, they've attracted highly accomplish fiddler Margaret Inez Driscoll to the group who brings a powerful drive and beauty to the jigs, reels, and hornpipes they play. Also fantastic Fiddler Kera-Lynne Newman features with Gallowglass and twin fiddle sets are likely to occur whenever possible. Most recently they've been featuring singer Mishon Kirkland who brings new and compelling dimension to the songs they perform.