The Kirkland Performance Center and Berkshire Snow Productions announced a concert by Irish trio, Affiniti. This Christmas concert will also feature Howard Crosby, nephew of Bing Crosby.
This is an all ages’ show and will bring Affiniti to the Seattle area for the first time. Tickets are available for $25 in advance and $30 at the door at the KPC box office and online at http://www.kpcenter.org/about/box-office/. The show is at the Kirkland Performance Center on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.
Affiniti is a powerhouse female trio made up of vocalist Emer Barry (Soprano), Aisling Ennis (Harp) and Mary McCague (Violin). All three are classically trained and masters of their instruments but it is their genuine musical affinity with each other and their desire to perform together that makes them special. Their music is unique and this show combines the mystery of Celtic Music with the Magic of Christmas.
Emer, Mary and Aisling hail from different counties of Ireland and have performed as solo and orchestral musicians throughout Europe, America and Asia with artists including Kanye West, Josh Ritter, Michael Buble, Rod Stewart and Sinead O’Connor. They have been backed by the FILMharmonic Orchestra of Prague for their charity single “O Holy Night,” which reached number one in the Irish download charts over Christmas 2014. Expect to hear stunning renditions of beloved Irish songs such as “You Raise Me Up,” “Danny Boy” as well as a very special duet of “White Christmas” with Mr. Crosby. A night not to be missed!
Affiniti has performed across America in Texas, New York, Chicago, Boston, Portland, Walla Walla, and Spokane. Kevin Cullen, of the Boston Globe, wrote “Affinití…full of soul and sass and sophistication as well as exquisite technique…” Classical Crossover.co.uk awarded Affiniti Best Group and Standout Newcomer awards in 2012 following the release of their debut EP, Rebirth, and noted: “they have an outstanding ear for converting pop into a fresh classically inspired sound.”