Traditional Irish Music
Portland, OR based musician, Kathryn Claire, met Margot Merah and Sophie Janna (Amsterdam based folk-duo, The Lasses) at a singing session in Amsterdam in 2013. Sharing a love for harmony singing and storytelling through music, they soon realized that together they could deliver both heartfelt ballads and lively songs with equal measures of joy and musicality.
After playing several concerts together in The Netherlands and Germany in 2014, Kathryn offered to help bring The Lasses to the Pacific Northwest for their first US tour in the Spring of 2015. It was a huge success and the three realized they had begun not only a strong musical collaboration, but also a network of touring between the US and Europe.
The following fall The Lasses booked a tour of concerts in churches and folk venues across The Netherlands. By 2016, the Pacific Northwest tour and the European tour had established fans not only for the co-bill of The Lasses and Kathryn Claire but also for the music they created as a trio.
After being asked frequently when they were going to make an album together, they decided to finish their European tour in 2016 with a live album recording at De Parel van Zuilen in Utrecht. The result is a deeply personal and heartfelt album featuring original and traditional songs. The album highlights each woman's unique style of songwriting and singing while weaving in the trio's highly acclaimed three part harmonies and engaging performances on guitar, fiddle and bodhrán.
The album will be released online on the 18th of May, 2017. Expect eleven intimate songs and beautiful harmonies straight from the heart.
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