Katie McNally and Eric McDonald found each other in high school as like minded musicians in the Boston traditional music scene. Both sought to functionally push the envelope of traditional music, using original music and modern sensibilty to add new color to the familiar style of tunes that have been passed down for generations. Over the years and many impromptu musical moments, this musical relationship congealed into a cohesive unit. Now the music, while based heavily in the scottish tradition, is infused with influences from two diverse and educated musical backgrounds, where carefully arranged traditional pieces seamlessly give way to original compositions. Every set provides an enthralling dynamic intensity, jerking the listener’s emotional chain back and forth with an ultimately satisfying blend of feeling. Having always been two of the busiest players around, these two have amassed a reputable list of experience, currently including the scottish powerhouse Cantrip (McDonald) and the fiddle supergroup Childsplay (McNally). This practiced musicianship shines in the melodic texture and murky tones that linger long after a McNally/McDonald performance.http://www.katieandericmusic.com/

 

COMING UP…

Wednesday April 10 – Tumblin’ Bones

Wednesday April 17 – Chuck Donnelly, Chris Brinn and Liza Backes

Wednesday April 24 – Paddy O’Brien and Daihti Sproule – ticketed show. See above!

Wednesday May 1 – Sligo Road

Wednesday May 8 – Nicole Rabata and Junior Stevens

Wednesday May 15 – Noir

Wednesday May 22 – Bonnie Berwick

Wednesday May 29 – Jack Devereaux

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