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Celtic Music Showcase with Laura McKenzie

30 Nov , 2016,
Ursula Shute
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September 14, 2017 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Laura MacKenzie has learned from many noted tradition bearers on both sides of the Atlantic, and has herself been recognized as a master folk artist.  She has received numerous honors and performing arts awards for her participation and dedication in this realm of music, including being selected for the original Cherish The Ladies series, featuring noted women in Irish music in America.  Laura was also awarded a Bush Foundation Fellowship in Traditional and Ethnic Performing Arts, one of the nation’s most prestigious artists awards.  


Laura performs and teaches on an array of wind-powered instruments, including wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, border greatpipes, French cornemuse, medieval greatpipes, gemshorn and voice.  Enjoying a richly varied career in traditional music, Laura has performed and recorded with diverse ensembles, worked with theatrical productions and for public radio, and has performed at festivals across the United States.  


She can be heard on a multitude of recordings and on several documentaries.  Laura currently performs solo, with Northern Gael, Ross & MacKenzie, Willow Brae (harp and winds), Dáithí Sproule, and with her new ensemble, Brass Lassie.


“Wielding an array of whistles, pipes and concertina, she balances prodigious abilities with a maturity and overall expertise” – fROOTS (U.K.)


“High Priestess of Celtic music” – Minnesota Public Radio


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