Celtic Journey is a stage show featuring music, dance, and story that celebrates the Celtic nations, their traditions, and the international ties that unite them as one in a world of hardship, hope, and new beginnings. Starring the vibrant Folk-Crossover group The Meadows and international Celtic singer Kristyn Murphy, audiences will become lost in two hours of toe-tapping reels, heart- wrenching ballads, and stories of home.
Meet the Musicians
Kristyn Murphy – Born and raised in the United States near the beautiful Maine coast, singer and recording artist Kristyn Murphy began studying music and solo performing at the age of eight, and has since studied at prestigious music schools the Hartt School and Crane School of Music. Kristyn’s voice, which is attracting audiences around the globe, has entertained high profiled U.S. political figures on several occasions, was recently featured in the national touring cabaret act Lovers & Monsters, and has been enthusiastically welcomed by audiences of all ages. The singer’s deep connection to both the ocean and her Celtic heritage is reflected in her repertoire, which weaves together Celtic, American folk, Maritime and standards. Her musical versatility is pleasing to varied musical palates, and her energetic personality keeps performances lively. Kristyn will be making her European debut in July 2017 during Celtic Journey’s introduction tour. “American soprano Kristyn Murphy makes all the pieces of the musical puzzle fit with her debut recording A Time to Remember. The Vocalist breaks down borders, crossing genres seamlessly. There is no denying this singer’s incredible voice. Murphy is one to keep an eye on in the coming years.” Celtic Life International Magazine For more information about Kristyn visit: http://www.kristynmurphy.com
The Meadows – The Meadows are a Classically-trained four-piece multi-instrumentalist band from Carmarthenshire and they perform original songs and fresh interpretations of folk music, predominantly drawn from Celtic culture. Their concerts are an etherial journey: a fusion of atmospheric, contemplative, emotional textures combined with high-energy, exhilarating music which gets people dancing. They have played charity tours (inc. Velindre Cancer Centre, Wales Air Ambulance), numerous festivals and events, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections 2016 & 2017, the Wales Millennium Centre, Twmpaths/Cèilidhs along with BBC radio, their compositions including ‘An Evening Stroll Through Aberglasney’ have received international radio airplay, they have been featured in press articles including Celtic Life International and Celtic Guide. 2016 saw them increasing their presence on the festival circuit with numerous concerts including The Fishguard Folk Festival, Eden Festival, How the Light Gets In, The Little Big Gig, etc. They have been invited to perform at a number of festivals this year including Great North Folk Festival and the International Music Eisteddfod in Llangollen and their debut album is scheduled for completion shortly. Showcase video (Celtic Connections 2016): https://youtu.be/g9vav5_CSCA
For more information about The Meadows visit: http://www.TheMeadowsBand.co.uk