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Female Vocal Harmony Group performing traditional English & Celtic Songs

Welcome Friends! 

Avon Faire is a female singing group from New York City, featuring 3-part harmony vocal arrangements of traditional Celtic and English folk songs. We love these songs from hundreds of years ago, and are excited to keep this music alive and well!

 

Latest release - Tales of Love and Adventure!

 

With very special guests:

Cáit O'Riordan (The Pogues) - Vocals and Percussion

Cillian Vallely (Lúnasa) - Pipes and Whistle

Jane Scarpantoni - Cello

and  Matthew Christian - Fiddle

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Avon Faire perform at the Sellersville Theater

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Avon Faire with Hayden DeWitt at the 2023 First Songs of the Season concert in NYC

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Avon Faire perform at the 2023 Maryland Renaissance Festival

New Video - "Leave Her Johnny" featuring Cáit O'Riordan of The Pogues!! 

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Avon Faire perform on St Patrick's Day at Paddy Reilly's Music Bar in NYC

Avon Faire is New York City’s fun, female vocal harmony group, reimagining traditional Celtic folk songs, medieval story ballads, rousing pub tunes, romantic classics and sea shanties from Ireland and the British Isles!  Featuring Kath Green and Andriette Redmann, along with singer/recorderist Anna Marie Spallina, dancer/harpist Dawn Daniels and percussionist John Rokosny.

 

Avon Faire has recorded 2 CDs; debut album “Riddles and Love Songs”, and current release “Tales of Love and Adventure”, as well as the Sephardic Lullaby 'Durme, Durme', which is featured on the soundtrack to the Emmy Award winning film "They Survived Together". All are available for purchase, along with t- shirts and other goodies, here: AVON FAIRE SHOP

 

“Tales of Love and Adventure” also features special guests Cáit O’Riordan of The Pogues, Cillian Vallely of Lúnasa, and noted cellist Jane Scarpantoni.

 

Three videos have now been released as well!!  Sea shanties 'Leave Her Johnny' and 'South Australia' featuring Cáit O'Riordan, and 'The Jolly Beggar' featuring dancers Dawn Daniels and Niall O'Leary!!  You can view them now on our 'NEWS' page here: AF NEWS & REVIEWS

 

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2022 and 2023 were busy years for Avon Faire, with the band releasing and promoting the new album, doing radio and press interviews, making videos and returning to live performances, including a fifth UK tour with appearances at The Loxwood Joust in Sussex and the Cropredy Folk Festival in Oxfordshire, and two weekends at the New York Renaissance Faire!

From January through May of last year Avon Faire hosted a series of 5 monthly NYC  'Avon Faire and Friends' shows at the lovely Gustavus Adolphus Church in Gramercy Park.  The shows were opened by folk singer/songwriter Paul Clements, and featured special guests champion Irish dancer Niall O'Leary and operatic tenor Neal Harrelson-Keyes. 

Summer and fall 2023 saw Avon Faire perform at the Viva Voce concert series in High Rock Park, Staten Island, NY; at the LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in downtown NYC; for a weekend of 8 shows at the Maryland Renaissance Faire; and at the annual First Songs of the Season holiday concert in Gramercy Park, NYC, where they were joined by long time Fairey Carol Jacobanis, angel-voiced mezzo-soprano Hayden DeWitt, and three new members of the Fairey clan, Dana Protsenko, Emma Steen and Brooke McGowan!

So far 2024 has been all about recording the new album, which will feature the voices of all of our new Fairies, along with Carol Jacobanis and founding member Betsy Long!  A fall release is anticipated, so stay tuned!!

"We are so excited to be traveling and playing on stage again, it's lovely to be able to perform live and experience that personal connection with the audience."

 

"Enchanting", says Tim Carroll / FolkWords UK, "Listening to these perfectly balanced voices adds an entrancing level of attraction. If hitting ‘replay’ is any judge, then it certainly makes its mark".  

 

"Lovely stuff", says Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention.  

 

Avon Faire perform in concert, folk and art venues and at historic festivals and special events, sharing their magical vocal blend and songs with love. 

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Avon Faire recording at Innsbruck studio

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