Sounds of Louisiana to Omagh
Published: 30 June 2010
American Independence Day will be celebrated at the Ulster American Folk Park with an electric performance of Cajun fiddle swing music by Louisiana band, L’Angelus.
On Sunday 4th July the band made up of siblings, Katie, Paige and Stephen Rees, will be performing their unique combination of Louisiana music traditions at the Ulster American Folk Park. The sounds of Cajun music, saxophone and New Orleans influenced R&B will be interspersed with old rock, country and motown tunes performed by the energetic trio.
Now seasoned performers, the band began their careers in the mid 1990’s, performing with their mother and brother throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States under the name, Linda Rees and the Lucky 4. They then branched out across American and Europe as a three piece band and are now receiving international recognition for their unique style of music and enthusiastic performances.
Their latest album, Sacred Hymns Collection was distributed internationally by Ignatius Press. L’Angelus will be joined at the concert by the very popular local Knotty Pine String Band, who will be performing classic bluegrass music.
Visitor Services Manager at the Folk Park Richard Hurst said, “The Independence Day concert promises to be a spectacular celebration of American culture with rousing music from L’Angelus. We are also thrilled to have local band, Knotty Pine String Band entertaining the crowd with traditional Bluegrass music. The evening concert will bring to a fitting end theis year’s American Independence Celebrations which are taking place at the museum from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th July. A BBQ will also be available for concert-goers on arrival, as they prepare for a night of exhilarating music.”
Tickets are £10 per person and can be booked by calling the Ulster American Folk Park on 028 8224 3292. The concert begins at 8pm. For more information visit www.nmni.com/uafp.
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- Sacred Hymns Collection album, distributed internationally Ignatius Press. Further information on the band available at www.langelus.info
- 2006: Selected by Billboard Magazine from over 1,400 artists as one of 6 finalists in the Independent Music World Series.
- May 2009: L’Angelus’ first internationally televised concert on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock”.