Trì Scèalta featuring Kyle Carey, Mai Hernon and Nancy Hewitt

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Event Date: 
November 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Pizza M
208 W Main St, Urbana, IL

Trì Scèalta featuring Kyle Carey, Mai Hernon and Nancy Hewitt is the last scheduled Piper's Hut Concert of 2015. Tickets available at the door.

This is a collaboration by three women with very different musical back rounds and very different histories. All are recording artists/performer's who have toured Europe and America telling their unique stories as they go.

The ingredients of Kyle Carey's music include the songs of the American Folk Anthology, the traditional music of Cape Breton, Ireland and Scotland, and the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill. As a young woman, Kyle traveled to Cape Breton on a Fulbright Fellowship to study traditional Gaelic and Cape Breton fiddle. Afterward, she spent a year on the Isle of Skye in Scotland—honing her skills in the Gaelic language and studying traditional singing techniques. To date she has released two albums—Monongah and North Star. Both critically acclaimed, and both a direct and compelling expression of her unique ‘Gaelic Americana' sound.

Mai Hernon, born and raised in the most cultural village in Ireland, namely Gurteen, Co Sligo, is a renowned traditional singer with four CD's on the market. She sings the old and new songs from her native country, both in English and Irish. Some of her songs are hundreds of years old but her unique treatment of the song breathes new life into her repertoire. Her unique knowledge of the history of her songs capture's the listener's ear, where it is not just a performance, but an education. She also plays a drum called "Bodhràn" and she dances in the old style called "Sean-nòs" dancing. Mai has shared a stage with members of the famous band Dervish, Cherish the Ladies, Socks in the Frying Pan and many more.

Nancy Hewitt is a Singer, Songwriter & poet, Nancy focuses on "Celtic Pulse" and traditional formats though her repertoire stretches through West African Rock, Choral, Folk, Country and a genre she coins "New Wave Gospel A Cappella". She's played stages as intimate as Club Passim and as grand as Stanford University's Frost Amphitheater. Her two recordings of original material are: Festival In My Head, © 1998, a solo, live a cappella album and 3 Wishes 4 Eve, © 1996, her debut recorded at Lake Studios, Ireland which includes Steve Wickham of The Waterboys. Along with her solo career in singer/ songwriting, she has a background in poet's theater gives workshops in putting voice to poetry and has her own book of poetry, Messages Outside The Envelope, © 2002.

This trio brings forth the ancient of Ireland, the old of Scotland and the new of America and blend the sounds to make unique haunting music.

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