New­found­land band will show off their har­monies

Bray People - - BRAY NOTEBOOK -

NEW­FOUND­LAND band the Once will per­form in Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 30. Renowned for their won­der­ful har­monies, the Once has em­braced a unique in­ter­pre­ta­tion of New­found­land mu­sic, a genre steeped in the folk tra­di­tions of the Ir­ish, Scot­tish and English set­tlers of the re­gion.

Hope, tragedy, love and tur­moil are in­ter­twined in their mu­sic, whether they are singing the tra­di­tional airs of their youth, their own songs that speak of love and love de­feated, or songs from the ar­ray of artists who in­spire them.

Per­haps best known for their stun­ning vo­cal har­monies, the Once hold within their mu­sic all the haunt­ing beauty and drama of their Cana­dian home­land.

Tick­ets cost €16 or €14 con­ces­sion and are avail­able from Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre at 01 2724030 or at www.mer­maid­arts­cen­

The mem­bers of the Once.

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