Woods Hole Folk Music Society Woods Hole Folk Music Society
 
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2015 - 2016

December 14, 2004: Navan

Navan This a capella vocal quartet specializes in bringing to light some of the most obscure yet exquisite pieces in the history of Celtic music. They sing in the native languages of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, highlighting the elements that make each culture distinctive. They sing solo, in unison, and in parts, according not only to the historical context of the song but also to the feeling the group wishes to express. Some pieces are widely known in one language but not in others, giving Navan an opportunity to build on what is known and bring out the beauty of a little-heard version with its own rhythms and cadences. Lullabies, men's and women's work songs, folk hymns and ballads all find a place in the repertoire of this group, described by reviewer Geoff Wallis as reminiscent of top Irish vocal trio The Voice Squad. The Voice Squad is no more, but Navan is alive and well, filling the Celtic a capella gap with gems of their own discovery.
 
For more info visit: http://www.navan.org/

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