Tania Opland & Mike Freeman Concert

08/06/2012

A great night of music is guaranteed on Friday, June 8th when Tania Opland and Mike Freeman take a break from touring to perform in the Cois Abhann centre, Inistioge.  Tickets are €8 / €5 conc.

Reservations are advised. Call 0567758728 or email  mylek@aol.com  to reserve tickets in advance for collection at the door.

Since 1995 Tania Opland and Mike Freeman have been touring the world together from home bases half a world apart, with a unique and eclectic mix of songs in several languages and acoustic music played on more instruments than any sane duo would travel with: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, cittern, violin, Native American flute, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, percussion... Their shows feature traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions, all presented with wit and style - guaranteed to provide an evening of great music and entertainment for all, especially those seeking something a little off the beaten track. Mike's irreverent sense of humor and Tania's stunning vocals provide the springboard for a rollercoaster ride across several continents and back again. Strap yourself in and enjoy!

"Tania and Mike... are definitely a partnership made in heaven. They are quite simply one of the most original and interesting musical combinations you're ever likely to see!  Between them they weave a fascinating musical tapestry."
-Chester Festival, Kelsall, Cheshire, UK

"This duo is rather astonishing — she's from Alaska and he's from England, and between them they play hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, recorder and whistle, excellent percussion, sing, and have a wonderful stage presence. Their repertoire is vast, and includes things like sing-alongs in Russian. Credits include numerous UK and US tours and seven albums (including a recent collaboration with Anne McCaffrey)..."
-Whidbey Island Folk Festival, Washington, USA

"Unquestionably the most talented duo we have ever had at this club... I've never seen so much variety in a single set."
-The Song Loft, Milton Keynes, England

Mike Freeman, originally from Manchester, England, has played guitar and percussion for many years with an assortment of bands, accompanied Middle Eastern and African dance troupes, and performed at countless festivals throughout Britain and North America. He has worked on numerous recordings in the roles of musician, arranger, producer and recording engineer.

Tania Opland - born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska - performs on an array of musical instruments including an unusual 5 string violin, wire strung harp, hurdy gurdy and an Alaska made, double chambered, wooden ocarina. She has appeared on radio and television in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Uzbekistan, Scotland, Ireland and England.

These two divide their time between Suquamish, Washington and Inistioge, Ireland, because anyplace else would be too easy to spell. They have recorded eight albums between them (including two collaborations with best-selling author Anne McCaffrey, in Ireland), and make numerous appearances as studio musicians on other recordings in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

For further information, visit www.opland-freeman.com 

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