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Twelve Days of Christmas in Wales
December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Welsh Society Choir draws on the rich traditions of choral singing in Wales, long known as “the land of song.” In addition to the very successful annual Christmas Concert, the choir also holds a Noson Lawen, a night of fun and singing, every June. They also occasionally sing at the Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh hymn singing festival) at Bryn Seion Welsh Church, and at other events during the year such as the Samhain Celtic New Year Festival in Salem. Dr. Jamie Lynn Webster also directs Portland’s ViVoce Women’s Chorus and the Chautauqua Community Chorus.
Andrea Wild and The Bad Wolves are on a mission to bring traditional Welsh folk music to a broader audience. In the forefront of the band is Andrea Wild. Having grown up with a Welsh speaking mother and grandparents, this music project is born of true passion and authenticity. The Bad Wolves are uilleann piper and fiddler, Preston Howard, multi-instrumentalist, Zac Leger, and guitarist and vocalist, Hugh Glanville. With strong vocal harmonies, bouzouki, guitar, fiddle, whistles, accordion and pipes this ensemble collectively generates unique and lively arrangements of Welsh folk music infused with dynamic elements from the Breton and Cornish and Scottish music traditions. In addition to their Welsh material, the band also has an extensive Irish repertoire including songs, jigs and raging reels. This energized pan-Celtic band will leave you wanting more.