Kalos – Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane

Apr 03, 2021 (Sat) / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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If you were fortunate enough to hear Ryan and Eric in person when they performed at SFS in 2018, you’ll be excited for Kalos!  Well known Pacific Northwest fiddler, Ryan McKasson and east coast guitarist and vocalist, Eric McDonald are joined by New England accordionist Jeremiah McLane.  This will be an amazing evening of original Celtic music and ballads influenced by Celtic tradition and New England roots.  

With the band spread from the West to East coast, and with one member living in Canada, they have recorded a special concert for SFS audiences. Ryan, Eric, and Jeremiah will also be attending live, to answer your questions and chat with the virtual audience.

“Ryan, Eric and Jeremiah create music together that is at once energetic, sublime, pensive, thought provoking and jubilant.” — Steve Behrens, 67 music

Kalos is made up of these three innovative interpreters and composers of Celtic roots music.  They are masters of tradition who will deliver a concert full of spontaneity and joyful exuberance!  Each brings an exceptionally diverse array of musical influences to the table. Eric McDonald studied jazz and bluegrass mandolin at the Berklee College of Music before finding his way to DADGAD guitar; Ryan McKasson carries a degree in viola performance, and is one of the youngest to ever win the US National Scottish Fiddle Championship; Jeremiah McLane, in addition to being raised with Scottish roots, has studied Indonesian Gamelan, West African drumming, and the music of minimalist composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass. His compositions have won numerous awards and been featured in films.  

Kalos’ music asks to be shared, and performance is the band’s heart and forte. Their partnership stretches beyond the music, born of fast friendships formed at the band’s origin and exhibited in their playfulness on stage. Kalos forges a new musical path that draws on Celtic, Breton, American and other musical traditions on accordion, guitar, fiddle, and vocals.

“There’s a certain spontaneity at work as the three musicians alternately contest and duel, combine and coalesce to bring their talents together.” — Tim Carroll, Folkwords.com  

Your ticket allows viewing (& chatting with the artists after the recoded set duinr the live portion), or viewing anytime up to 7PM the following evening. Pay as you are able, starting at $10 ($20 per household suggested, take the discount if you need it, be more generous if able).