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Craicmore to present 'Celtic Music Night' March 20

The traditional Celtic group Craicmore plus a guest appearance by Amy Kortuem and Her Celtic Group take the stage Sunday, March 20, in Halling Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [3/11/2011]

The Minnesota State University Performance Series and KMSU “The Maverick” present traditional Celtic group Craicmore with a guest appearance by Amy Kortuem and Her Celtic Group on Sunday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, 320 Maywood Ave.

Deeply rooted in the music of Scotland and Ireland, Craicmore’s driving rhythmic guitar, bass, and Bohdran combine with high-spirited flutes, whistles and bagpipes to form the foundation of what Flagstaff LIVE referred to as “Celtic music that touches the heart, mind, and soul.” Top that with four-part harmony, hard shoe dancing, and a myriad of world instruments and you¹ll experience the excitement, humor and sheer joy of this music that is Craicmore.

Celtic music, like the Celts themselves, has put down roots the wide world over. Scholars may quibble and traditionalists argue about the finer points of lineage, but there's no better proof that the family tree is flourishing than this L.A.-based group, cited by Dirty Linen Magazine as “Wonderfully harmonious Gaelic vocals, both Scots and Irish. Nancy Johnston (the lead singer)
has a velvety voice.”

Featuring Johnston, an acclaimed contralto, the group was formed in 1992 and draw their words and music from the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland and claim influences as diverse as the Afro Celts, Chieftains and Pogues, rock, and Australian indigenous music. It's an amazingly seductive marriage: one that never fails to turn new faces into fans, an audience that continues to grow with Craicmore's aggressive touring and the release of its third acclaimed CD, From Hill and Hoolie. Hollywood has also taken notice, with Craicmore¹s music being heard in the USA, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand on CBS "Without A Trace", “How I Met Your Mother” and NBC’s "Days of Our Lives.”

Concert admission is $15 ($13 for Minnesota State Mankato students with a valid MavCard). Advance purchase online is strongly encouraged at For more
information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

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