Varelse, Na Rósaí concert & dance workshop

Varelse, Na Rósaí concert & dance workshop

Fri, May 10, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door

Tickets will be sold online until 1pm on the day of the show. Any remaining tickets will be sold for cash at the door beginning at 7pm.

Varelse - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Weaving together Scandinavian folk tradition, North American fiddle tunes, and Western European melodies, along with African and Middle Eastern rhythmic traditions, Varelse is pushing the boundaries of folk fusion.

For several years after returning home from studying Scandinavian folk music in Sweden, Amy Hakanson searched for fellow musicians interested in exploring modern and traditional Scandinavian folk music. She finally found them in Collin Stackhouse, Joe Pomianek, and Steven Skolnik. Creature Comforts is the result of their efforts to push themselves musically, to create collaboratively, and to test the boundaries of instrumental folk music while maintaining a connection to tradition. All the band members come from different musical backgrounds, with just enough overlap that they can build off of each other’s experiences and form their own musical language.
Na Rósaí - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Na Rósaí
Na Rósaí performs traditional Irish, Appalachian, Scottish, and Breton tunes
and songs featuring fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, bouzouki, and whistles.
Their focus has been exploring the links between the musical traditions
of the Celtic regions and North America by arranging tunes from the two
regions with a traditional sensibility. Na Rósaí is Irish Gaelic for “The Roses”
in honor of Portland, the City of Roses.
In 2010 Erik Killops returned to Portland, Oregon after studying Irish Fiddle
at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Shortly after his homecoming he met
recent New Hampshire transplant and bouzouki player Richie Rosencrans
and California native and piper Preston Howard at sessions around town.
After realizing common musical interests they began a weekly performance
at a local pub. In the autumn of 2012 flute player Conor Ó Bryan moved to
Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the group.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212