Seamus Egan Project

Seamus Egan Project

Founding member of the seminal Irish band Solas, Seamus Egan is widely recognized as a master of multiple instruments and musical traditions. In 2018, he embarks on a journey as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests and he revisits the creative period before Solas. Joining him on tour are Moira Smiley, Kyle Sanna, and Owen Marshall- all highly acclaimed artists in their own right.

It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his groundbreaking solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today. As a multi-instrumentalist, he’s put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle, among others. As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film The Brothers McMullen, co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit, “Weep Not for the Memories,” and has scored numerous documentaries and indie films since. As a bandleader, Solas has been the pre-eminent Irish-American band of their generation for the past 20 years, continuously renewing Irish music with fresh ideas, including a collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens on their 2013 album, Shamrock City. As a performer, few others can make so many instruments or such wickedly complex ornaments seem so effortless. Music comes as naturally to Seamus Egan as breath, but his mastery of the tradition is only one facet of his plans to move the music forward.

Click here to read about the Irish Traditional Tune, Song & Accompaniment workshop

Jubilee (on the Gallery Stage)

Jubilee consists of some of the top young, acoustic musicians in California. Ranging in age from 11-15, they bring a fresh approach to traditional bluegrass and old-time tunes. As members of other bands, they have played at venues including CBA Father's Day Bluegrass Festival and the Freight and Salvage, as well as at IBMA​. They are also Freight & Salvage Fiddlekids alumni.

They have performed with:​ Alasdair Fraser and the Scottish Fiddlers​, ​jazz violinist Mads Tolling​, ​David Grisman ​Quin​tet's guitarist George Cole​,​ ​and sibling duo Tashina and Tristan Clarridge.​

Jubilee is Aerie Walker on cello, Tuki Walker on fiddle and vocals, Miles Quale on fiddle and vocals, and Teo Quale on mandolin and vocals.

$32 ADV / $36 DOOR (plus fees)


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