Ariane Lydon & Friends In the Spirit of Love Concert
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Doors open at 7:00pm
General Public: $30
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(Pricing listed does not include tax. Tax and a $3.50 convenience/handling fee will be added at check out)
Performing with her are Jeanluc Rondreux and Aaron Lewis.
Minnesota-based, British-born singer and songwriter Ariane Lydon was raised in Chile and France and brings to the stage a world of music which is uniquely lyrical, earthy, and haunting.
Ariane Lydon’s virtuosic touch on 12- and 6-string guitars, keyboards, Celtic harp, and bodhrán come from a long apprenticeship in music across three continents. Born in Sussex, England, to a British UN Director and a New York artist, Lydon lived in Santiago, Chile, until she was 10. Her mother, the daughter of a jazz and ragtime pianist, immersed Ariane in classical piano music from age 7. Both parents, instictive ethnomusicologists at heart, introduced her to an extensive range of classical and ethnic music from countries they had lived in or visited all over the world. The family could often be found singing in four-part harmony, playing musical instruments, and enjoying live performances.
As the result of an unrelenting passion for music, Lydon cast off the idea of becoming even Jacques Cousteau’s deck hand and travelled to upstate New York in 1983 to attend college there. The undercurrent of music was vibrant, and her interest in American folk music quickly became nurtured by American family members, all musicians themselves. Preparations to spend a year of study in Moscow halted after the door to performing was suddenly opened. It was Lena Spencer who booked Ariane Lydon and hammer dulcimer virtuoso Jem Moore at her famous Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York. Upon hearing Ariane sing, Spencer insisted: “This is a voice the world needs to hear.”
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