CANCELLED - The Emerald Isle in Appalachia: A Concert with Kyle CareyTuesday November 19, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
“May the road rise up to meet you and may song fill up your soul.”
Be our guest for a joyful transatlantic concert that blends the Gaelic tradition with American roots music. Musician Kyle Carey, who is also a Fulbright Scholar with a degree in literature, will weave a musical tapestry that explores the deep connection between Appalachia’s Celtic roots.
Pulling together threads of Bluegrass, gospel, Irish ballads, and fiddle tunes, Carey’s songs reference everything from folktale and legend to pub ditties and the rich history of the Emerald Isle.
You won’t want to miss this “awful good” musical journey!
Carey’s own story is as worldly as her music, raised by her schoolteacher parents first in the Alaskan Bush and then in rural New Hampshire. She studied literature in college, and then travelled to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, on a Fulbright Fellowship to begin her study of the Gaelic language and its music. Carey is one of those scarce-as-hen’s-teeth Irish-Americans fluent in the language of her ancestors.
Carey has showcased that style combining traditional Gaelic songs with American folk music in a genre she terms “Celtic Americana”. She is currently on tour for her releases The Art of Forgetting and North Star.
Kyle Carey's Website
Location: Whitehall Community Room
to go to the Whitehall Public Library