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Jan31

O'hanleigh's Monthly Visit to Project Independence

Project Independence, Middlebury

Feb1

O'hAnleigh Celebrates Imbolc

SEVEN STARS ARTS CENTER, 5126 Vt. Route 14, Sharon, VT

Celebrate Imbolc -- the Feast of St. Brigd -- with a magical night of music from O'hAnleigh! Celtic myths and legends come alive in song along with your sing-along Irish pub favorites and sizzling fiddle tunes. Just back from a tour of the English midlands, O'hAnleigh's vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental talents get audiences tapping their toes all over the northeast. Their award-winning original songs draw from the deep well of Irish folk music and the immigration experience. The wheel of the year is turning towards spring -- come shake off the winter blues with O'hAnleigh!

$20.00

Feb8

O'hAnleigh at the Cabin Fever Music Series!

Fairfax Library Cabin Fever Music Series, 75 Hunt Street, Fairfax, VT

Come warm up tapping your toes, clapipng your hands and singing along with O'hAnleigh! This family friendly event features singalongs to your Irish-American favorites, sizzling fiddle tunes and original songs of the myths and legends of Ireland from our CD "Faerie Tales" which was donated to the Vermont Fairy Tale Festival. We love libraries!

no charge!

Historic Music

O'hAnleigh brings the musical past to life with historical songs, stories and costumes. 

--Civil War Encampments

--Renaissance Fairs

--History Fairs

--"The History of Ireland -- In Song"

--Steampunk/Time Traveler Events

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A staggering array of instruments and vocal harmonies... New recordings we think you should know about: O’Hanleigh (Green Cabin Music ) Of Irish Crossings Told. Anyone who noticed the late March/early April the top-selling CDs in the weekly Seven Days poll would have seen this one was at the top of the heap for several weeks running. And that’s not just the folk or traditional music category….. it did better than the Flaming Lips, James Blunt or Rob Zombie…. and all others! The group has also gotten air play on over 60 radio stations around the world. If nothing else this East Middlebury-based group has a thing or two to teach the folkies among us about marketing amidst the big girls and boys. The band got its start in early 2002 by performing at a St. Patrick’s Day event, and hasn’t stopped since. The new CD is a collection of traditional and original Irish-American songs and tunes….. ballads, sing-a-long pub songs in 2- and 3-part harmony, traditional fiddle tunes….. featuring Tom Hanley, his daughter Becca, and Cindy Hill, all with a staggering array of instruments and vocal harmonies. For ordering and other information contact the group at www.myspace.com/ohanleigh. If all you want to do is order the CD, try www.cdbaby.com. ” - Mark Sustic

Mark Sustic's Music Calendar

Of Irish Crossings Told. Our Irish/Gaelic broadcasters went out of control over this!! Aussie Irish can understand the feel of the lyrics and the true Celtic music almost as if they were written for the Irish immigration flow to Australia rather than that other place. If your toes don't tap to this CD, you're dead!” - Martin Wright, Radio 3ZZZ, Colingwood, Victoria, Australia

— Radio Direct X Reviews

This CD has quite a fabulous variety of music, instruments and vocals. Highlighting the Irish-American sounds of everything from traditional Celtic music to totally original arrangements, there are a great deal of things to listen to. You'll hear penny whistles, spoons, shakers, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, steel and nylon string guitar, bowed psaltery, banjo, bass and of course the fiddle among other instruments here. A springy version of Rising of the Moon is a particularly light rendition, and the harmonies on this CD are very smooth. Different songs highlight different instruments, which keep things interesting throughout. The tender vocals on "Tis the Last Rose of Summer" were particularly lovely. There are quite a few tracks (14, to be exact) to choose from here, and the contrast between the gentleness of songs like Last Rose (above) and the fun, rousing romps like "Black Velvet Band" give this compilation an interesting range. There is humour, depth and fun, so it should appeal to many, just like good Celtic music should!” - Catherine L. Tully

— Celtic MP3 Magazine

An exciting journey...expressive and poetical! Beautiful music! This album creates such magnificent images. From its first chords you start on an exciting journey to beautiful Irish land. Your album is very expressive and poetical! It should be in the collection of everybody who loves folk music. Serge Kozlovsky” - Serge Kozlovsky, Radio Minsk, Belarus

— Radio Direct X Reviews