Irish American Writers & Artists

February 15, 2012

NYC Debut for Ashley Davis’ “Songs of the Celtic Winter”

Filed under: Events,Music,Theater — by johnleemedia @ 5:01 pm
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…with a discount for IAW&A members!

NYC Debut : Songs of the Celtic Winter at Joe’s Pub, Feb 23

Ashley Davis began writing and collecting for Songs of the Celtic Winter two years ago when she wrapped up her sophomore effort, Down by the Sea in Ireland. She had the idea that she wanted to write and collect music from the Celtic regions for the four seasons of the year starting with winter. The result is Songs of the Celtic Winter, a hauntingly beautiful collection of songs that range from medieval 9th century old Irish poetry set to music, to Robert Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne.”

Davis recorded this album in New York, Lawrence, KS, and San Francisco and now will perform numbers from the CD atJoe’s Pub (New York, NY) on February 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm .

The album is laden with harp, mandola and a range of acoustic instruments and vocal layers that creates and sound that is becoming Davis’ signature.

“I took the aspects that I liked from my first album which was more middle eastern leaning at times, and then aspects from my 2nd album which was entirely recorded in Ireland and thus Irish leaning and melded those aspects together to create a sound that I believe will be forever more my signature sound. I truly found myself as an artist and settled down into this album and feel at home within this music,” Davis said.

Davis has been profiled on The Today Show, named one of the Irish Echo newspaper’s “Top 40 Irish Under 40,” performed original music on film soundtracks and has lectured at U.S. colleges and universities. Expanding the definition of traditional Irish music, Ashley has attracted fans and admirers among the larger musical community. Influential American composer Philip Glass said, “Ashley Davis is a young woman with a beautiful voice and as much musicality as anyone could wish for…she writes and sings with a confidence way beyond her years.”

Davis has toured in “Lord of the Dance” as the vocal soloist, has worked with Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains and has toured with Moya Brennan of Clannad, while developing her own solo and recording career, selling out shows internationally and in her adopted hometown of New York City and now Lawrence, KS.

Ashley has created a special discount code for IAWA members to use for a discount on ticket purchase. Follow this link to the ticket purchase page Joe’s Pub and enter  jptixa2  at check out!

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1 Comment »

  1. Ordered my tickets and looking forward to it.

    Comment by Charles R. Hale — February 15, 2012 @ 5:06 pm |Reply


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