AOIFE CLANCY and ROBIN BULLOCK Appearing Sun Jun 5th 2016 at 7:30pm

Tickets:
$15 in advance

$18 at the door


Featured multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock has been called a a “Celtic guitar god”, while singer Aoife Clancy comes from a family of Irish music royalty. The two WNC transplants have recently joined forces for a series of powerful duo performances combining beautifully arranged traditional Irish songs and well chosen contemporary material.

 

Aoife (pronounced “Eefa”) Clancy halls from the scenic village of Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland, and is the daughter of Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers. A performer since the age of 14, she’s sung with many of the greats of Irish Music, including Christy Moore and the Furey Brothers.

 In 1994 she was asked to join the all-female Irish-American supergroup Cherish the Ladies as vocalist, guitarist and bodhran drum player. For the past four years she’s toured heavily as a soloist and with her band, singing Irish material and contemporary songs. 

She’s no stranger to Western North Carolina, having been on the teaching staff of the Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week, but she’s recently became a resident of Henderson County. Aoife’s seven CDs showcase the depth and breadth of her muse.



 

Instrumental wizard Robin Bullock is not only an award-winning finger style guitar soloist but also an in-demand accompanist. He grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, a hotbed for both bluegrass and Irish music, and his early influences shaped a musical persona that successfully blends Celtic and American traditions.

 His impeccable tone, virtuosic technique and tasteful arrangements have put him on the road with folk legends like Janis Ian and Tom Paxton, and he’s played and recorded with a Who’s Who of acoustic artists as well a producing a catalog of acclaimed CDs under his own banner. 

After thirteen years based in France Robin relocated to Black Mountain in 2013, his longtime “home-away-from-home”, but he maintains a busy traveling and performing schedule that makes local appearances a special treat.