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Bealtaine Evening of Music and Poetry with Kyle Alden, Rebecca Richman, & Friends
April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, April 28, 2023
Irish tunes on fiddle and guitar, with a set dedicated to the poetry of W.B. Yeats and original songs. Kyle (guitar) will be joined by Rebecca Richman (fiddle and concertina), Paul Eastburn (bass), and special guests. Come for the show, stay for the session ‘til 11 pm!
Award-winning singer/songwriter and folk musician Kyle Alden is recognized for his folk music settings of poems by Irish poet W. B. Yeats. He has performed on stages large and small on the west coast, New York and Ireland. Fluent on guitar, fiddle, mandolin and banjo, Kyle regularly co-hosts Irish traditional music sessions in the Bay Area. In 2017 Kyle supported Irish singer/guitarist Paul Brady for several California shows, including the Freight and Salvage and the Napa Opera House.
His third CD—Songs from Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade—received world-wide radio airplay and was on three “Best of 2011” lists among folk music DJs. As the 2012 grand prize winner of the Y-Tunes Song Contest for his settings of W.B. Yeats’ poetry, Kyle performed at the Hawks Well Theater in Sligo, Ireland in the summer of 2013. In March 2015 he was a featured performer at Symphony Space on Broadway in New York, performing a selection of the Yeats songs with a band that included Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis.
Recordings include Songs From Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade (2011), Down In The West, Volume 1 (2013) and Down In the West, Volume 2 (2017), Fables (2020) and Triple Fox (2021)..
Santa Rosa based fiddler Rebecca Richman, well-versed in Irish traditional and American Old-Time stylings is an in-demand player for dances, sessions and concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her powerful bowing and assured tone create a pleasing drive and lift to the music. Her first CD, simply called Rebecca Richman (2018), is a collection of Irish, Welsh, and American traditional tunes played on fiddle and guitar. (Kyle Alden was guitarist and producer). Rebecca is also an accomplished concertina player, her talents showcased in backing songs on stage and in the studio. She has also worked with vocalist Amelia Hogan and mandolinist Marla Fibish, among others.
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