Arts On Q and The Smithy, at 55 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown, will present Kyle Carey at 7 p.m. Friday.

She was born in the Alaskan Bush, where she learned the Yupik language and songs.

In college on a Fulbright Fellowship to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada, Carey studied traditional Gaelic and Cape Breton fiddle styles.

She also studied with Christine Primrose, a native of the Isle of Lewis and one of Scotland's respected traditional singers, a media release said. Carey learned the secrets of pronunciation, tone and delivery displayed in the traditional Scottish waulking song, Gaolise Goal I.

The musician's debut album, "Monongah," was released this year. Kerry Dexter of Music Road said: "It is Kyle Carey's poetic take on story, landscape, emotion and language that centers things, and her engaging storyteller's way of singing that opens the door to her stories. Gospel twined with Celtic notes, banjo leading into Scottish Gaelic, miner's stories, traveler's tales ... 'Monongah' is a varied journey, one worth taking."

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

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