What to do in Oklahoma on March 17, 2013: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by catching Celtic Caravan at the Blue Door (video)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today’s featured event:
Arabesque (Steve Vanlandingham and Miranda Arana) teams up with The Merry Sisters (Kathy Dagg and Shanda McDonald) to form Celtic Caravan, a four-piece super-group dedicated to exploring the enchantments of traditional Irish music. The ensemble will be presenting a special concert of Irish music at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
The four musicians have been fixtures on Oklahoma City’s Celtic music and cultural scene for many years and have been playing together informally for contra dances and other regional events for the past five years.
Vanlandingham and Arana played with the long-running Irish band Banish Misfortune until 2007 and have been together as world music duo Arabesque since 2004. Her flute magically captivates audiences with energy and artistry. Joining with his compelling rhythms on a variety of strings, they blend a colorful palate of Irish and Celtic with Middle Eastern and other world music styles.
Dagg and McDonald belonged to the well-loved local group Calliope House until 2007, when they moved on to form The Merry Sisters. They feature a mix a beautiful vocals and fiery jigs n’ reels. Dagg is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and banjo and is a mesmerizing singer. McDonald pours her special fiddle-sauce over everything and stirs in some lovely vocal harmonies.
For more information, go to www.bluedoorokc.com.
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