The Earlville Opera House will present three concerts featuring women and the forefront of Celtic music.
The first concert will feature the Boston-based Long Time Courting, an all-women Irish band at 8 p.m.today. Long Time Courting is known for its four-part vocal arrangements and dance tunes. The band brings together the talents of Katie McNally on fiddle/vocals, Liz Simmons on guitar/vocals, Shannon Heaton on flute/vocals and Valerie Thompson on cello/vocals. Their musical fusion shares elements of traditional Irish, Scottish and American folk music as well as contemporary material. The concert will be in the EOH Arts Café. Tickets are $18 for the general audience, $16 for EOH members, and $13 for students. Seating is limited.
The second concert will feature Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, in a four-piece band, at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Arts Café. The group plays the Cape Breton tradition of Celtic music, long held to have its roots in the Scottish highlands, according to a release. Lamond and MacIsaac have received multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for their album Seinn: garnering Ensemble of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year, and Lamond received a nomination for Traditional Singer of the Year. They are joined on this tour by Cathy Porter of Nova Scotia. Porter was recently honored with the 2013 Musician’s Achievement Award by the East Coast Music Association. Tickets are $25 for the general audience, $23 for EOH members, and $20 for students. Seating is limited.
The three concert series will culminate with the Grammy-winning Moya Brennan, the Voice of Clannad and First Lady of Celtic Music, who is on tour from Ireland with An Irish Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Oneida High School Auditorium at 7 pm. The five-piece band that centers on two harps, with fiddle, piano and percussion will create a specially produced seasonal show of celebration and reflection.
For more information, or to reserve a seats, call (315) 691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is at 18 E. Main St. in Earlville.