Known as the First Lady of Celtic Music, Ireland native Moya Brennan has provided music to such blockbuster films as the Titanic and the Last of the Mohicans and now she’ll make her first appearance in East Boston on Saturday, March 10 at Zumix.
Brennan, an Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist will appear with Irish Harpist Cormac De Barra for a night of Celtic music just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The intimate concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is hosted by Zumix and the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation.
Of her voice, U2 front man Bono has said, “When you walk the windswept hills and endless beaches of Donegal it all makes sense. Timeless, elemental and carried heavenwards in soulful breath, Moya’s voice reaches out to the farthest places but still touches the soul. She sings with an angel’s voice, arousing a passion in every listener. I think Moya has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experience.”
Brennan is the voice of Clannad and her voice has graced 17 albums with Clannad and a raft of breathtaking releases under her own name.
De Barra, a renowned international harp virtuoso, will join Brennan. De Barra is know for continually pushing the boundaries of the Irish harp through his work with a wide array of artists, including Hazel O’Connor, Julie Feeney and Clannad. De Barra also tours and records with his brothers Fionán and Éamonn in the family group, Barcó. Besides his busy performing schedule he regularly gives workshops and master classes around the world.
The evening will also feature a performance by Zumix’s own Francesca Canepa, talented singer and pianist who has been taking lessons at Zumix since she was 7-years-old. She has been the lead singer for Annual Snowfall, Zumix’s all-girl rock band, for the past year and a half. Annual Snowfall will be Zumix’s first ensemble to perform overseas, with a European tour planned for this summer. Francesca also sings with Zumix’s Latin Ensemble. Francesca is currently in 8th grade at the Edwards Middle School with the hopes of attending Boston Arts Academy next year.
The event will be held at the Zumix Firehouse, 260 Sumner Street. Tickets are $28.50 and can be purchased at http://voicesandharps.eventbrite.com/.