The international singer songwriter, Jennifer Licko, specializing in Scots Gaelic and Country folk music is bringing her international band back to the Southeast, including a performance at the North Carolina History Center Tuesday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.
As an international touring artist who is featured on national radio in the U.S., Licko has proven herself as a respected musician within the Celtic genre while acquiring fans outside of that niche. Licko masterfully combines the Appalachian music of her North Carolina roots with the traditional Celtic music of her ancestors.
On this tour audiences will enjoy Licko’s lively band that includes two time all-Ireland fiddle champion, Andrew Finn Magill, who is another North Carolina native also living in Brazil.
Those familiar with Licko’s Christmas concerts will be familiar with the Irish guitar wiz Patsy O’Brien. His background credits in accompanying Celtic soloists include Eileen Ivers, Cherish the Ladies singer Cathie Ryan and piping legend Paddy Keenan.
Licko’s most recent album “A Thousand Curses Upon Love” was recently voted by Celtic Music Radio as Celtic Album of the Year and is receiving national radio airplay. The Irish Edition writes, “At times, Jennifer Licko has a haunting vibrato in her voice, at times she attacks songs with a deep feeling, but she always attracts as she sings.”
Audiences can expect to hear that familiar Celtic sound in the musical arrangements and melodic Celtic style. Some songs are sung in English and others in Scots Gaelic.
Ticket information is available at www.jenniferlicko.com or by calling 561-670-5534.