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Spokane Symphony Pops: Seamus Egan Project

  • Dates: March 2, 2019
  • Location: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
  • Phone: (509) 624-1200
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: $39 - $86
  • overview

    MORIHIKO NAKAHARA, CONDUCTOR

    It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music that is more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy to his founding of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current project touring with friends and musical guests, Egan has helped define the sound of Irish music today. Music comes naturally to Seamus Egan, a master of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin and tin whistle, among others. As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film, Brothers McMullen and co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit, “Weep Not for the Memories.” Explore the vast beauty of the Irish tradition.

    Joining the Seamus Egan Project on tour in 2018……..

    • Moira Smiley - a Singer/Composer who creates and performs new work for voices. A musical polyglot, and vocal shape-shifter, her voice – and composing – are heard on feature films, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 60 albums.
    • Kyle Sanna - a composer, producer, guitarist, and improviser who has collaborated with and performed alongside many of today’s virtuosos, including Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile, and with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music.
    • Owen Marshall - “A guitar/mandolin/banjo player rivaled in character only by the occasional three-pronged carrot” (Vogue 2009).