The Arkansas Valley Community Concert Association presents a Celtic music concert with fiddle, harp, Irish dancing and all the trimmings, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ed Stafford Theatre on the Otero Junior College campus.
The Hydes, comprised of sister-brother duo Joanna Hyde and Iain Hyde, weave creatively and decisively through an eclectic musical landscape of Americana, Irish, bluegrass and beyond. They merge these folk styles to create textured instrumentals and rich vocal harmonies, as displayed on their debut album, Green & Blue, in a way that speaks unmistakably of roots in Colorado and Ireland, as well as visits to places in between.
Joanna Hyde (fiddle, vocals) and Iain Hyde (guitar, mandolin, vocals) grew up in a musical family, traveling the country to share their music at festivals, house concerts, workshops and various venues from their elementary school days onward. The Hydes have forged a path of musical experience that includes classical, Irish, Cape Breton, Texas swing, bluegrass, swing and classic American folk idioms.
Through their many years as performers, teachers and students across the U.S. and Europe, The Hydes combine breadth of experience and passion for creative exploration in a constant search for new and innovative acoustic music. They garnered rave reviews throughout the folk music world with their release of Green & Blue, including Liveireland’s 2017 “New Group of the Year” award.
Tadhg O’Meachair, Joanna Hyde's husband, a recent graduate of the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, has established himself as a force in the world of traditional Irish music. A recent All-Ireland piano title win is among the various awards for piano, piano accordion and accompaniment that have cemented this fact in the minds of the traditional music community.
Tickets for nonmembers are $20 for adults, $10 for students.
For more information, call Kathy Parker at 384-8017 or email email@example.com.