Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty, Nov 10
Music starts at 8pm. Advance tickets $16, $20 at the door. Free for kids 18 & under!
Three time Live Ireland “Best Irish Vocalist” Norah Rendell heads up a powerful song-based trio with top-notch multi-instrumentalists, Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. Inspired by Celtic traditions from Newfoundland to Minnesota, Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance.
“Rendell’s vocals are a revelation – pure, strong, and expressive”, says Rob Weir of SingOut! Magazine. Norah Rendell launched her performing career as lead singer of The Outside Track in 2006, touring internationally for seven years before pursuing a solo career. Her sparkling personality has charmed audiences at major festivals such as the Celtic Connections International Festival, the Irish Fair of Minnesota and Pierre Schryer’s Canadian Celtic Celebration.
“We can listen to Norah sing all day.” – Bill Margeson, Chicago Irish American News
Norah is accompanied by The Lost Forty -- Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. Brian Miller’s intricate yet driving guitar and bouzouki work has made him one of the most sought after accompanists in the North American Irish music scene. Esteemed music critic Earle Hitchner writes: “The backing of Miller on guitar flexes not just muscle but a fully complementary style.” Miller tours with the award-winning Irish band, Bua, and is a leading figure in the research and rediscovery of the song tradition of the Great Lakes region. Randy Gosa’s guitar and mandola playing has been described by British music critic, Alex Monahan as “driving, percussive, lyrical, gentle, dominant by turns.”