KIERAH ▸ Mar 15, 2020
KIERAH - Celebrating 20 Years
Sunday March 15, 2020
Doors 6:00 pm | Music 7:00 pm
★ This show is for ages 19 and up
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Blue Frog Studios is thrilled to host the 20th anniversary concert of outstanding Celtic fiddler, Kiérah!
At 4 years old Kiérah began her love of learning violin and by 5 she had started her career of performing, anytime, anywhere, for anyone. For 11 years Kiérah was a regular busker at Granville Island Market where she developed performance and audience skills, playing both classical and Celtic music. Kiérah was frequently booked to play at weddings, gala, and corporate events, festivals and folk music venues.
Kiérah spent 13 years studying classical violin with White Rock’s Carla Birston. Kiérah was a member of the Semiahmoo Strings Youth Orchestra where she delighted audiences with her many solo performances and her infectious smile. Throughout those years Kiérah studied Celtic fiddle music, attending numerous camps from here to Cape Breton as well as the World Music Centre in Limerick, Ireland.
At age 10 Kiérah began writing her own music and at 11 recorded her first full length album - “Irish Madness”. It earned her a Canadian Folk Music Award (CFMA) nomination in 2007 and another in 2010 for her album - “A Fiddle Affair”. In 2012, after spending her summer in Ireland, Kiérah came home full of inspiration that led to the writing of many new tunes and the production of “Stonemason’s Daughter”. This beautiful album earned her a 2013 CFMA award for “Young Performer of the Year” - the recognition she needed to be taken seriously as a performer.
In 2013 Kierah received her ARCT in classical violin with the Royal Conservatory of Music, achieving one of the highest marks ever given by the RCM. However, Kiérah’s passion was for performing and promoting Celtic music, and she has developed a wonderful interactive music performance called “Celtic Traditions Across Canada”. Kiérah has taken this performance into over 300 schools, giving students an opportunity to learn about and listen to traditional and contemporary Celtic music. Kiérah is part of the ArtStarts program for schools in B.C.
2018 earned Kiérah an International Celtic Artist nomination by the Australian Celtic Music Awards for her latest release, “Strong Bow” (recorded at the Blue Frog Studios). The album has received rave reviews from international magazines, radio stations, and noteworthy websites like “RTE” - Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster.
After 20 years of hard work, love for tradition, and inspiration from the best, Kiérah is no doubt one of the most entertaining and exceptionally talented fiddle performers you could ever hope to hear!
Kiérah will be accompanied by stellar B.C. musicians:
Adrian Dolan - piano, accordion and mandolin
Adam Dobres - guitar
Robin Layne - percussion
Together they will perform music from all four of Kiérah’s albums.