na Skylark, a Central Kentucky Celtic Chamber Music trio
na Skylark trio members
Lorinda Jones, Cathy Wilde, Jannelle Canerday
“Mesmerizing.” “Deeply touching.” “Soul food for my Irish heart.” “Authentic Celtic roots music that makes my spirit soar.” These are just a few things listeners say about na Skylark, and the memorable musical journeys they’ve taken with the trio’s unique brand of Celtic chamber music over the past few years.
na Skylark, which simply means “the skylarks” in Irish, is an all-female trio dedicated to playing the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands on Ireland’s national instruments: the Irish harp, and the Irish uilleann (“elbow”) pipes. From there, na Skylark weaves these voices and others – Irish song, flutes and whistles, fiddle, and the Appalachian “mountain” dulcimer – into a tapestry of sound and feeling that has delighted audiences large and small across the eastern United States.
An evening with Lorinda Jones, Cathy Wilde, and Jannell Canerday offers a rare chance to explore the musical soul and source of “Celtic Women” and “Riverdance” in a relaxed, warm, and truly up-close and personal setting. Charming, engaging, and often laugh-out-loud funny, na Skylark creates an atmosphere that invites audiences to learn about instruments, history, and music they may never have known about before – and always leaves them asking for more.
The trio is also available for educational programs and “learn to play” instrument workshops.
na Skylark is a member of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Performing Artists Directory. The group released a CD titled “Old Ceol” in 2017, which was selected as one of the best new recordings of 2017 by “Celtic Connections” radio.
Na Skylark is a member of the Kentucky Arts Council, Performing Arts Directory.
Click on the video to meet the trio members hear their music in the beautiful setting of Perelandra Studio, Asheville, NC.
(Video courtesy of Nicole Wise)
New CD! Old Ceol features 12 tracks of old Irish airs, songs, & dance music, performed on Ireland's traditional instruments
(harp, fiddle, pipes, flutes, voice and dulcimer)
Web and Social:
Number of Performers: 3
Fee Range: Negotiable
Available for Block Booking
Minimum Technical Requirements
Minimum State Size: 10 feet x 12 feet
Lighting: As available
Sound: As available; band can supply phantom-powered and other microphones
Music Samples and Video Links
- Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMumcOufI34
- Live at Elderly Music in Lansing, MI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzd1KfteRZY
- Our recording "Old Ceol": https://youtu.be/lJ5PeY3ZTzU
In recognition of artistic excellence, na Skylark, has been selected to participate in the Performing Artists Directory, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Click here to see the bios in the directory and to watch video.
Click here for a complete Press Kit for Na Skylark.
If interested in booking na Skylark Celti-based trio, do it today
and you will not be disappointed!
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Online Music Lessons and Video Tutorials!
The stay at home Covid-19 has brought a lot of changes to "business as usual."
I am now offering private and/or group lessons via Zoom.
Classes offered in group setting are:
Beginning Dulcimer, Continuing Dulcimer and Heartland Harp Ensemble
If you are interested in joining any of these groups, or desire private lessons, send an email through the website contact.
Video Tutorial Sampling Mountain Dulcimer
Video Tutorial Sampling Lever (Celtic) Harp