2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Edgefield - Winery Tasting Room
7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.
21 and over
7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. Free21 and over
An accomplished singer and flute player,
Portland, Maine’s Hanz
Araki has been
prominent in the global Irish music for three decades. In that time, he has
released 10 award-winning albums; played countless festival stages including
the Vancouver Folk Fest, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Austin Celtic Music Festival,
and Celtic Connections; toured internationally in Ireland, The United Kingdom,
Spain, Japan, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico, and collaborated with a number of
renowned musicians within and outside of the Celtic music genre.
Raney has been
referred to as “among the best in her genre,” (Irish
Music Magazine) and “one of America’s best traditional
This comes as little surprise given her dedication to the craft of performing
and preserving the vibrant song tradition of Ireland. Raney is compelled by the
beauty of traditional Irish songs and has committed herself to honoring the
music not just with her voice, but in her tireless research of the origins,
history, and story behind each piece before singing a single note. Recently on
tour with Irish-American supergroup Solas, Colleen
has delighted audiences from Ireland to the United States to Japan. Raney
sings with an enchanting yet unaffected style allowing the listener to enjoy
her selection of songs whether they are familiar or more obscure.
Guitarist and composer Genta Fukue has spent the vast majority of his
career as an Irish accompanist as well as a solo performer. While largely
self-taught, he studied guitar abroad in the UK and in Ireland before returning
to his native Okayama, Japan where he has built a reputation as of the nation’s
premiere guitarists. Between a busy touring schedule all across Japan with
Hanz Araki Trio and
others, Fukue finds time to contribute to film and television scores, while
maintaining an active solo career.
A staple of the Portland, Maine Irish music
scene, fiddler Elly
playing in Vermont, studying with Sarah Blair. This, along with years of
playing for dances, has lead to a strong and clear style of playing exemplified
by articulate bowing and nuanced ornamentation.
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