Seancara

Seancara

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Seancara ("Old Friends" in Olde Irish) is a trio formed to explore new approaches to traditional and contemporary Celtic music. Seancara's broad repertoire ranges from driving jigs and reels to haunting aires and ballads, and includes innovative approaches to favourite traditional pieces.

Biography

Seancara is a trio formed to explore new approaches to traditional and contemporary Celtic music. Former ClanTerra founders Chris Daniels and Barbara Rose Olorenshaw have teamed up with Chris’s son Jay to create a unique sound particularly suited for concert and event performance. With ClanTerra, Barb and Chris toured North America and the UK, including two summers at the Canadian Pavillion at Disney's Epcot Center in Florida. They also played The Calgary Folk Festival, Canmore Folk Festival, Yellowknife's Folk on the Rocks, and a variety of folk clubs across Canada . Seancara are no strangers to festival and concert performance and now as a trio continue their love for Celtic music. Barb’s beautiful vocals and fiddle combines with Jay’s precise and intricate guitar work, Chris’s unusually driving bodhrán style, and the occasional guest instrument, to create an exciting yet intimate performance. Their long time relationship as friends and family provides a backdrop for the easy camaraderie between the band members and the audience as they compliment their musical skills with light banter and stories from their travels. A Seancara performance is old friends sharing music and stories hoping to make new friends, guaranteeing a memorable event for all ages.

After some ’sneak preview’ appearances at The Jack Singer Concert Hall (Wild Rosin Concert), The Water Valley Celtic Folk Festival, and the Cochrane Canada Day Celebrations, they took an 8 month break while Barb, who had just finished her degree in Music Education, travelled to Thailand to teach music and English. With Barb’s return in Spring of 2007 they eagerly picked up where they left off by once again appearing at the Water Valley Celtic Folk Festival and a number of other small concert venues. They are currently working on an upcoming CD, playing whenever they can, and developing new music and programs for both concert and school shows.

www.seancara.ca

Discography

Seancara is going into the studio in the winter of 2008 to record their debut release. They currently have full length versions of the demos available and are just know mixing a video clip release of one of their perfomances which will be up on the site shortly.