This first weekend of March, Irish-born violinist and former Red Poppy Resident Artist, Colm Ó Riain and some virtuoso friends mix the music of Ireland with rhythms and melodies from China and beyond.
An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, Colm has performed in festivals and venues throughout the world—from Argentina and Brazil to Sweden and Vietnam — while also thrilling audiences at festivals and venues across the United States. His CD “Bridge Across the Blue”, produced with partner-in-crime, poet Pireeni Sundaralingam, features a dazzling array of musicians and poets and was cited by About.com as “one of the Top 7 recordings of poetry and music of all time.”
“O’Riain’s fireworks display of virtuosity easily spans the diverse genres of gypsy, tango, jazz, blues and Irish music all with his characteristic intelligence and pizzazz” – Irish Herald
“Genius fiddler” – Mike Scott, The Waterboys
Colm Ó Riain – violin
Geoff van Lienden – guitar
Diana Rowan – Irish harp
Winnie Wong – guzheng
$15 admission. Doors at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.