Sunday, July 14, 2024

Curlew’s Call

Anderson School - The Shed



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About Curlew’s Call

Curlew’s Call

Mark Iler - Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals Mark Iler is a gifted singer/songwriter, performer and MC. Originally from the Detroit area, Mark has lived in the Puget Sound area since 1988. Mark performs throughout the Pacific Northwest as a solo singer/songwriter, accompanying his wry acoustic folk rock/popular/humor ballads on guitar, tenor guitar, and harmonica - as well as in Curlew's Call with Jess & Annie playing Celtic, Maritime, Sea Chanties and Originals. Mark is in demand as a studio session player and live concert sideman, also appearing with Hank Cramer, The Kevin Jones Band, and a variety of other Musical artists. He has also recorded 13 CDs with Hank Cramer and their work has earned critical acclaim. Mark generously shares his time as MC and sound volunteer for the Victory Music musicians' co-op, hosting "open mics" and song circles throughout the Puget Sound area for over 20 years. Mark holds a degree in Television Production, and owns and operates a professional audio recording company, Grey Hawk Productions. Jess McKeegan - Irish Whistle, Mandolin & Vocals In her musical life, she is known as Jess McKeegan, a singing musician who also plays the Irish Whistle, Guitar and Mandolin. Jess enjoys singing some of the more "Bawdy" pub type songs as well as the sad beautiful laments of Ireland. As a Celtic session player, Jess excels at playing the Irish Whistle (also known as the Pennywhistle or Tin Whistle) and singing sea shanties, ballads, and bawdy songs (her favorite). In her youth in the Philadelphia area, Jess started out playing guitar and singing at local coffee houses then spent a few years singing and playing flute in funk and disco bands. She studied flute and music theory at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music. Her love of traditional music and acoustic instruments pulled her back to her Irish roots 20 years ago. Since then she's been a regular at Irish sessions in the Olympia area. Jess performed with the humorous nautical band Budd Bay Buccaneers for 7 years and with Hank Cramer since 2003 and appears on several of Hank's CDs. These days, Jess and her partner, Mark Iler, perform in a Celtic band and Annie Henry - known as Curlew's Call. Their other band (Mark, Jess & Julie), go out as Humor & Heart and perform everything from old Pop and Rock songs, Folk Classics, Tropical Americana to Originals. In her professional life, Jess is known as Jessica Jensen and is the owner and Senior Attorney of Cap City Law, a full service civil law firm with an emphasis on holistic and collaborative law in Olympia. Annie Henry - Violins & Vocals Pacific Northwest native Annie Henry has been entertaining and delighting audiences for 15 years with her unique mix of Celtic, Folk, and Contemporary music, both traditional and original. Having trained with many world[1]renowned musicians, she has competed and won awards for her fiddle playing at regional and national levels. Her pure voice and guitar spin stories new and old, and her fiddle is sure to get every toe in the house tapping