Rendezvous Arts – Steam Irish Quartet Part of the Rendezvous Arts Series
Steam Irish Quartet
John Williams / Katie Grennan / Steve Morrow / Jeff Lindblade
The STEAM quartet takes its name and inspiration from Chicago native (by way of Doolin, County Clare) John Williams’ 2001 ground-breaking album of the same name. A dynamic blend of traditional Irish and Celtic melodies with modern rhythmic ideas and chord structures, this album explored the themes passed down to him from a family deeply rooted in Irish traditional music. STEAM carries this forward even further by incorporating musicians with backgrounds in the classical and jazz genres. Unpretentious and accessible, their deceptively “simple” music is both emotionally evocative and engaging. Re-imagined arrangements of exuberant jigs and reels as well as quiet, soulful melodies from the West coast of Ireland and beyond create a unique expression of the ever-evolving folk music tradition.
Friday, March 25, 2022
Friday night concert timeline:
6:00-7:00 PM cocktails and visual art display
7:00-8:15 PM concert (no intermission)
8:15-9:00 PM more cocktails and conversation with artists
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