04/04/20 - The Long Bow - Donegal Fiddle w/ Kira Ott

CANCELLED! This is a unique evening showcasing the wild and wonderful fiddle music of the farthest northwest county in Ireland. The remote area is known for its long fiddle tradition.

It is said that in the not too distant past, there was a fiddle in every house and a good fiddler to play it nearby. The land is rugged and rocky and this unforgiving landscape cut it off from the rest of Ireland. Young people would go to Scotland for work and bring back the music they heard. As a result, the music of Donegal stands out from the rest of the country in both style and repertoire. Kira spent a great deal of time over the years learning from some of the greatest proponents of the Donegal style of playing. Tonight she will showcase these seldom heard tunes and tell some of the stories behind them.

Kira Ott is an Irish fiddler from Los Angeles and has been very active on the LA Irish music scene for many years. She grew up studying classical viola, but was always drawn to Irish music. As a teenager, she took up the fiddle and hasn't set it down since. After many winters traveling to Co. Donegal to learn at the Frankie Kennedy Winter School she spent a few summers festival hopping around Ireland, learning from and playing with many of the greats. She has performed and toured with numerous bands and in well known venues including The Ford Amphitheater and Disney Hall, as well as many smaller venues along the coast, across the country and far away in Ireland and Japan.

Saturday April 4, 2020 | MATINEE 2:00 PM | $20.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
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