Date and Time: Friday, October 23, 7:30pm (ET)
Venue: Live streamed from the UVM Recital Hall*
“Whether she’s carrying a slow-burning torch above sparse sounds a notch beyond ambient (“One Step Dance”), addressing a global problem on a personal level (“Refugee,”) or leading a…chorus in understated celebration (“Sing About It”), Smiley makes every word & inflection cut deep.” --- Rootsworld
“Seamus Egan has produced a master class in capturing the attention by playing to his strengths as a writer and performer, while never overplaying his hand.” --- folkradio.co.uk
We are proud to welcome back Moira Smiley, who has appeared on the Lane Series several times: with her own group VOCO, and, more recently, with Jayme Stone’s Folklife Program. A composer, instrumentalist, and singer with an expressive and exquisite voice, she is a powerhouse of talent. Born and raised in Vermont, she’s returned to her home state after many peripatetic years as a wandering minstrel. Her voice and compositions have been featured in TED conferences, on BBC Radio and TV, NPR, ABC Australia, and live at countless venues from Lincoln Center to the Royal Festival Hall. In addition to performing with her own ensemble, she has toured with pop artist tUnE-yArDs; Irish super-group SOLAS; The Lomax and Folklife Projects; and Billy Childs’s “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined.” Moira premiered her solo album Unzip The Horizon at the Savannah Music Festival in 2018 and published its companion choral Songbook in 2019. She will be joined onstage by the accomplished, genre-defying Burlington bassist Tyler Bolles.
Seamus Egan is one of the world’s most influential and revered traditional Irish multi-instrumentalists. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his groundbreaking solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current wide-ranging project work, Seamus has helped define the sound of Irish music today. His mastery of Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle makes his live performances a thrill. As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film The Brothers McMullen, co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit, “Weep Not for the Memories,” and has scored numerous documentaries and Indie films. He’ll be joined onstage by the charming and mega-talented guitarist (last seen on the Lane Series with Genticorum) Yann Falquet.
*a web link and access password will be sent via email 24 hours prior to the event, and access to the stream will be available for 24 hours after the event
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