Aoife Clancy & Bill Elliott present “Celtic-ConFusion”
And now for something really special to celebrate the Celtic in us all. Celtic ConFusion brings a vocal-forward acoustic blend to the stage, combining guitars, Badrán (the Irish drum), cajon, and other sounds to produce a rich and varied performance with elements of Celtic, Folk, Jazz and spoken word. Through their performance, Aoife and Bill create a warm atmosphere that provides a unique and intimate listening experience. Aoife Clancy (pronounced “Eefa”) comes from the small town of Carrick-on-Suir, in Co Tipperary, Ireland, where her musical career began at an early age. Her father Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, placed a guitar in her hands at age ten, and by age fourteen she was playing with her father in nearby pubs. Since these early beginnings Aoife has become a recognized artist in her own right. She has been a featured soloist with orchestras such as the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops and -while touring with Cherish the Ladies- collaborated with the Boston Pops on their Grammy nominated Celtic album. In addition, Aoife has performed at the Atlanta Olympics, as well as intimate private shows for audiences such as the Kennedy family at the Kennedy Library. Bill Elliott (pronounced “Bill”) began playing guitar at the age of twelve, initially learning folk, then bluegrass, while transitioning into more contemporary music as a teenager. Bill remembers feeling the need to compose his first song at the age of 16 (although his mother has since showed him evidence of his initial attempts at the age of 5) and has been writing, singing and performing ever since. Today his repertoire and appreciation for music has extended into many musical genre’s both old and new and with the addition of Aoife in his life… Celtic! Don’t miss this wonderful event. $20. Complimentary refreshments. For reservations, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100.