All Performances in 2017 will be OUTDOORS at the Inglis Concert Hall adjacent to Merchant’s Row
Celia Farran has been described as “A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, and Tina Fey.
She has the kind of silky smooth voice often associated with classic Celtic Singers, such as Celtic Woman. With powerful, heart-felt vocals and wacky comedic improvisations, the audience never knows what will happen with Celia on stage. Celia is from Wisconsin and calls Prescott, AZ home. She is currently touring with her 10th album, Letting Go. No matter how many times you think you’ve seen Celia, you can never predict what she will do and how deeply she can reach into the soul of an audience.Â Read more and listen to Celia at www.celiaonline.com
Celia’s music calls women to their glory and men to their hearts.
Marianne Williamson, Author A Return to Love
â€œCelia is an ambrosia of vitality flowing from sweet to sass with the utmost of grace.
Gemma, A Million Voice Choir
Ariana Saraha: Singer, rhythmicist, earth muse, and wild spirit
It’s a rare world-fusion artist who stays close to her roots while foraying into the vast expanse of the global palette. Ariana is such a musician. Most often compared to Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt and alt-world artists Dead Can Dance, Ariana draws upon influences from the Mediterranean, Middle East, India, and Celtic & Eastern Europe, as well as performing a choice selection of traditional music of the same diaspora. But what really invites the listener in, beyond her vocal finesse and Old World influences, is Ariana’s rare mixture of raw wildness and heartfelt intimacy. Through her entrancing melodies, sultry grooves, and compelling lyricism, Ariana becomes a siren for the soulfully seeking.
Ariana performed at Beltania 2009 in addition to many other venues over the years. Riding the release of her debut album, Maiden of Midnight, Saraha is working on her next, From the Wild, while traveling the primordial and sweeping corners of the earth Download and listen to her album, find her on tour, and stay connected in this wild web of earthly delights.
Ariana’s voice is a soaring, beautiful thing. Wrapped around expertly-played instruments of the Middle East, Persia, and India, her song very much takes flight. You follow it like a bird into the blue or a diver into the depths. Where Dead Can Dance brought us into the Labyrinth, Ariana Saraha offers to meet us in the Silence. Dan Fairchild, Concert Producer, Boulder, CO
I am utterly unprepared for her wild, mystical soul and music that transports me to faraway realms and ages. Frankly, I am blown away. I feel as if I have stumbled unknowingly upon a gypsy caravan and stepped into the circle of dancing firelight and music. L.R. Heartsong, Author
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