Kathryn Claire and The Lasses Return to Manzanita

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Kathryn Claire will return to the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita Sunday, Apr. 17 at 7 p.m., accompanied by “The Lasses” — Sophie ter Shure and Margo Limburg. Admission will be $12-15 at the door.

Claire, ter Shure and Limburg appeared at the Hoffman Center in early 2015, shortly after they teamed up for concerts in The Netherlands and Germany.

They share a love for harmony singing and telling stories through music, and deliver heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs on stage.

Claire has a popular following as a violinist, guitar player, singer, and songwriter around the Pacific Northwest. She has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Japan, India, Holland, Belgium, and France.

The Lasses met in 2011 while performing during open mic sessions at an Irish pub in Amsterdam. They quickly combined their talents. Their first tour of the U.S. included Manzanita.

More information about the performers is available sat www.kathrynclairemusic.com, and www.thelasses.wordpress.com.

Dutch folk duo comes to the Hoffman Center March 13

Hoffman Center copyTwo Dutch girls met at an Irish session in Amsterdam and soon discovered their shared love of harmony singing and telling stories through music. They started to perform the songs they loved best, drawing from the Scottish folk tradition – where Sophie lived for a while – as well as from Irish musical heritage – which Margot knew like the back of her hand, after years of busking with her harp-playing husband.

The snug fit of their voices was not lost on the public and The Lasses have tackled many cafés, concert halls, festivals and churches in the last two years with their enchanting folk repertoire. In 2014, they ventured as far as the West coast of Ireland where they were invited by Luka Bloom. Each Lass plays guitar as well as bodhrán but their voices are instantly recognizable: Margot is the husky alto and Sophie the emotive soprano. This year, they hope to enthrall an audience even further west than Ireland: you!

This spring tour will see the release of The Lasses’ second album, Daughters, containing a selection of songs about perky girls who might have done better if they had listened to their parents. On this album, Sophie and Margot perform some songs that are more traditional to the United States, as well as stories from Ireland, Scotland and England. The girls pick their songs by gut feeling – if the song feels like home, if a story rings true in their own heart, there really is no other choice but to start singing it.

With their unique harmony singing and their charming style, their performance should not be missed. So come to one of their shows in and around Oregon and find out what daughters do with well-meant advice!

The lovely Kathryn Claire (kathrynclairemusic.com) will be performing with The Lasses. Kathryn’s unique blend of original, Celtic and Americana music makes for a captivating and energetic live performance. Her fiddle-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and and dynamic guitar work, and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres.

The Friday, March 13th concert starts at 7:30 pm and is all ages.  Admission is $10.  Tickets to the event are not pre-sold.