Traditional Irish House Concert 
 Aurora Burd & Friends
Friday,  May 21st  8pm   
  Des Moines, WA
Aurora Burd discovered her love of traditional Irish music upon moving to Seattle.  She enjoys listening to (and playing along with) recordings of Clare-based fiddlers such as Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, James Kelly, and Martin Hayes. Several years ago she was drawn to the slow airs, since these beautiful melodies are older than most reels and jigs. In 2008 and 2009 she competed at the All-Ireland Fleadh (the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann) in Tullamore, Ireland, where in 2009 she placed second in the Fiddle Slow Air competition.
Leo Mac Namara hails from Scariff, a town on the shores of Lough Derg in the eastern part of County Clare.  It’s steeped in Irish traditional music and is considered by many as the heart and home of the music.  His style is rooted in East Clare but incorporates elements of Roscommon and Sligo, with a strong focus on the rhythm of the music.  He started playing tin whistle when he was six years old, listened to the Bothy Band when he was eight, and moved on to the flute at age ten.  He grew up knowing and playing with such great musicians as P.J. Hayes, Paddy Canny, Martin Hayes, Martin Woods, Martin Rochford, Peadar O’Loughlin, and Christy Barry.   He is the flute player with the All-Star Clare Ceili Band and teaches flute & whistle
Colm MacCárthaigh is a Dublin native who recently moved to Seattle. He is a multi-instrumentalist that has accompanied many musicians and singers on tour and in the studio. Colm honors the rich traditions of Irish music while adding his own personal touches.  He is one of those rare guitarists who is as comfortable breaking into an intricate, careful melody as a thundering choppy beat.
You can watch a video of this threesome online .
or download a flyer to share with friends
Alicia Guinn has been invited to join the lineup and she will be performing a Sean-nós dance demo.  This old style dance form hails from the Connemara region, on the west coast of Ireland.  Sean-nós dance is characterized by its "low to the ground" footwork, improvised steps, free movement of the arms, and an emphasis upon a "battering step".  By its nature, it follows the music closely and it is traditionally a solo dance form.  Because sean-nós dancing is improvisational, it is not necessary for a pre-arranged routine or choreography to be decided upon by the dancer. 
House Concert:  Friday May 21  8pm,  $15/adult  $5/youth  for Aurora Burd & Friends: 
Its limited seating at this Des Moines WA  venue ( west of SeaTac airport). So don't delay – get your seats now before its sold out!  There will be a no host appetizer bar prior to the acoustic concert for noshing and limited beverages available onsite. Or bring your beverage of choice from home. Irish house concerts are an informal gathering of friends – as if you’ve invited the musicians into your own living room.
 All money gathered from admission donations goes to the performers.
 Email:  or phone 253 854 7513 (Mari) for tickets

Our previous house concert was with Randal Bays  on Sept 18th '09   
Please accept my deep apologies for being drawn out of town in March,
he Crumac concert will be rescheduled in the fall