West Michigan’s own An Dro returns to the Dogwood on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box.
An Dro performs Celtic-based, Globally-infused, World-beat music. Armed with an array of acoustic instruments, they explore musical traditions of the world and perform original music in styles both ancient and modern.
The group performs traditional acoustic music with a creative twist. An Dro’s sound is built on a foundation of Celtic tunes, but while that may be the starting point, it’s not where the journey ends. At an An Dro performance, you’ll hear traditional Irish melodies, medieval French songs, Breton ballads, Scandinavian refrains, Appalachian influences, Latin rhythms, and African drums, all injected with an improvisational flair that at times resembles jazz.
An Dro consists of Jim Spalink on bouzouki, harp, and gurdy gurdy; Michele Venegas on fiddle; Cara Lieurance on flute, accordian, and vocals; and Carolyn Koebel handling world percussion.
The band takes their name An Dro from a folk dance of Brittany where the dancers link fingers as they move in a spiral line dance. An Dro translates literally as "The Turn" and is an apt description of music that is alive and ever changing.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box. Tickets are $12.50 and are available through the Dogwood Center Box Office, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
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