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The Maiden's Lament: Evening of Traditional Folk Song and Storytelling

Sat. February 11th 2023 Paul Phillips Theatre

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The Maiden's Lament: Evening of Traditional Folk Song and Storytelling

An evening of traditional Irish, Scottish and English folk ballads about love!
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Sat. February 11th 2023 Paul Phillips Theatre (All Ages)
7:30pm - 9:30pm  Doors at: 7:30pm


Bronwyn Claire Asha

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Come on a journey with The Bardesse as she takes us across five centuries of love songs from the Celtic and English folk traditions.
Love lost, love found, love betrayed: these are themes that can be found in the earliest songs known to humankind. We have all loved and lost, and what a better time of year to gather together to connect with the songs of the past in an evening of music, theatre and storytelling. The Bardesse, played by Bronwyn Claire Asha, is an everywoman troubadour who has travelled far from distant lands and times to present a collection of Irish, Scottish and English folk songs on the subject of love, with a particular focus on women's experience and stories over the ages. She will also perform two stories from the Celtic tradition: The Fairy Lover, an old folk tale from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland and an Irish legend from the Traveller tradition called "The Devil's Violin."

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Bronwyn Claire Asha is a multi-instrumental folk artist and performer originating from Bowen Island, Canada. She began her training at the age of 4 in classical violin, completing Royal Conservatory diplomas while playing rip-roaring fiddle tunes and singing folk ballads since early childhood. She has toured internationally as the fronts-woman of the high-energy Celtic folk group Knacker’s Yard and recently returned from a four month stint in Europe where she was touring with the acclaimed Scottish singer/songwriter Simon Kempston. In December, she released her debut solo album, "The Maiden's Lament" which was mixed and recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland at Anvil Records.

Bronwyn’s solo work breathes new life into the traditional folk ballad genre, and her unique arrangements of traditional songs on fiddle, vocals, guitar, banjo and harmonium create a sound that feels both elemental and ancient. Her live performances combine storytelling and history for a listening experience that is engaging, powerful and not to be missed.

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Doors at 7:00pm, performance at 7:30pm.

Suitable for children over 12.

Venue is accessible to those with disabilities.


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