The Next Stage: Acacia Lyra and The Main Street Market Duo
Date and Time: March 6, 8:00 pm
We continue our weekly series of local music, storytelling, poetry and drama with the Next Stage in partnership with the Spirit of Rasputins. On Friday March 6th come and enjoy the music of Acacia Lyra and The Main Street Market Duo.
Acacia Lyra is not just your average harp and voice duo. Janine Dudding and Susan Sweeney Hermon sing in English, French, Spanish and Gaelic, accompanying themselves on Celtic harps and guitars. As harpers, Susan and Janine are keepers of traditional ballads handed down through the ages. But they also open the windows of their ancient castles and lofty halls to allow fresh aires into their repertoire.
Their compositions are a reflection of the duo’s Irish heritage as well as their Canadian experience of pristine lakes and snowy landscapes. Most recently Janine, who has been living part-time in Iqaluit, Nunavut, has been influenced by the haunting allure of the far North and the beauty of Inuit culture. Susan tends to look southward for inspiration, with thoughts of swaying palm trees and Latin rhythms. The two are the best of friends, musically and otherwise.
The Main Street Market Duo
The Main Street Market Duo is an Ottawa-Canada based world music act composed of Paul Weber and Loic Martin. The duo began with informal jam sessions between Paul and Loic at their local farmer’s market. A couple of summers of playing in the market inspired Paul and Loic to begin performing more regularly. They play a blend of jazz, folk, African and Latin styles of music, in an acoustic format. They are also one half of the Main Street Market Band – a quartet that plays the same material.
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