Norah Rendell and the Lost 40

Nov 17, 2018 (Sat) / 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Featuring Live Ireland’s “Best Irish Vocalist of 2011, 2012 and 2016”, Canadian singer, Norah Rendell heads up a powerful song-based trio with top-notch multi-instrumentalists, Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. Inspired by Celtic traditions from Newfoundland to Minnesota, Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance.
“Rendell’s vocals are a revelation – pure, strong, and expressive”, says Rob Weir of SingOut! Magazine. Norah Rendell launched her performing career as lead singer of The Outside Track in 2006, touring internationally for seven years before pursuing a solo career. Her sparkling personality has charmed audiences at major festivals such as the Celtic Connections International Festival, the Irish Fair of Minnesota and Pierre Schryer’s Canadian Celtic Celebration.

Brian Miller’s intricate yet driving guitar style has made him one of the most sought after guitar accompanists in the North American Irish music scene.  Miller also tours with the award-winning Irish band, Bua and is a leading figure in the research and rediscovery of the song tradition of the Great Lakes region of the upper mid west.  Brian’s research and revival of Irish-influenced music collected in the Great Lakes region has earned him the Folk and Traditional Arts grand,  two Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and was a 2014 recipient of the Parsons Fund Award from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. He promotes the revival of regional songs with The Lost Forty and through his blog Northwoods Songs where he sings, videotapes, transcribes and writes about rare traditional songs sung long ago in the white pine belt of North America.

Miller’s partner in crime, Randy Gosa’s guitar style has been described by British music critic, Alex Monahan as “driving, percussive, lyrical, gentle, dominant by turns”.  A founding member of the Milwaukee based celtic trio Cé, he performs nationally with the band Myserk and collaborates with several accomplished midwest-based musicians including flute player Brett Lipshutz and celtic harpist Kim Robertson. In addition to performing, he teaches at the Irish Fest School of Music and is an active céilí/set dance musician in Milwaukee.

We look forward to welcoming Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty to our stage for their first Seattle appearance!