All accomplished young musicians in their own right; FullSet creates a stunning and unique sound that is full of energy and innovation, while remaining true to their traditional roots. FullSet will be at Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Herod Hall Auditorium Mar. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The Irish folk group is made up of six very talented artists. Michael Harrison, on fiddle, creates a distinctive sound using original and colorful techniques. Martino Vacca is an exceptional uilleann piper and employs his mastery of this instrument in all pieces arranged by FullSet. Talented musician Janine Redmond on button accordion maintains a rich traditional style that is becoming ever so rare in traditional music today. Eamonn Moloney on bodhrán and Andy Meaney on guitar effortlessly blend the music together with a sensitive yet driving accompaniment section. The emotive singing style of Teresa Horgan completes the ensemble and is guaranteed to captivate audiences of every generation.
In recent years this young group has received much critical acclaim, even being compared to popular Irish groups such as Danú & Altan by respected Irish Music Magazine. FullSet is set to thrill audiences throughout the world.
Following the tremendous success of its debut album “Notes at Liberty,” FullSet is quickly becoming one of the most well known bands in the Irish music scene today.
The group was honored by being announced as the winners of the RTÉ/RAAP Breakthrough Annual Music Bursary Award, in October 2011
In 2012 FullSet was honored with the “Best New Group Award” from the well-respected Irish American News as well as “Best Newcomer” in Bill Margeson’s LiveIreland Awards.
To date FullSet has performed on some of Ireland’s most prestigious TV programs including “The Late Late Show” and TG4’s hugely popular Irish music series “Geantraí.”
The group also has performed at various festivals and venues across America and Europe including Copenhagen Irish Festival, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, The Michigan Irish Festival and also The North Texas Irish Festival.
Fullset has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in folk and world music including Moya Brennan, Fred Morrison, Lúnasa, Carlos Núnez, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Beoga.
This is an exciting time for FullSet with the release of their second album “Notes after Dark.”
Contact Dr. Irene Messoloras, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at (580) 327-8692 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to purchase tickets or pick them up at Holder Drug, the NWOSU Bookstore, Graceful Arts Center, Rialto or by calling (580) 327-8692.
The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is supported by the Alva Tourism Convention Development Committee, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Charles Morton Share Trust.
Mon, March 10, 2014
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