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Next Concert: Friday, November 15, 2013 7:30PM
The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney, WV
Comas, one of Europe's most sensational Celtic bands, brings together four of the most exciting musicians of their generation. (The Irish Post)
Another band added to my 'must-see-live' list. (The Living Tradition)
"INCREDIBLE MUSICIANSHIP. Best Irish band we've ever had." —House of Musical Traditions
Since March 2003, Comas have been together as a band. Before that, they toured individually in top acts such as The Drovers, Orion, Eileen Ivers, and the internationally acclaimed Liz Carroll, to name just a few. Although coming from diverse musical backgrounds and residing in different parts of the globe, they found each other through their similar approach to music, bringing together their many cultural influences to forge a unique blend of traditional Irish music that literally had them, within months of coming together, playing in major festivals in Ireland, Belgium, France, England, Denmark, and Holland. This achievement alone is worthy of note, and as further testimony to their deep rooted talents, they were asked back immediately to every festival they played.
By the end of 2003 Comas had built up a sizable reputation so as to be hailed in the press as "The Revelation Of 2003" (S.Vandenberghe - NVFOLK) and "The best traditional band around" (Folkspot). When you hear Comas you'll know that their choice of name was no accident: it translates from Irish Gaelic as "Power," and power is exactly what this band is about. It describes their own driving power coupled with a fine sensitivity for the inner strands of magic that is inherent in Irish music.
This concert is made possible with sponsorship from The Loy Foundation, FNB Romney, and members Bonni and Garry Long, and financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.
Adventures in the Arts Camp 2013 Pictures
Thirty three delightful youngsters between 8 and 13 explored and stretched their talents in a wide variety of art forms from bell ringing and fused glass to drawing and storytelling during July. Take a look at some of their activities
Click here to see a slide show of the week's activities
A sign-up list for next year's Art Camp is already quite extensive, so if you have youngsters you would like to be able to participate, contact Joanne Snead at 304-298-3039 or email camp@HampshireArts.org.
Those on the list will receive the application first in early spring and only if there are any slots left will sign-ups be opened to others.
Studio Tour Page
The 7th Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour will take place Nov. 15-17. Click here to see the participating artists.