Female Vocal Harmony Group performing traditional English & Celtic Songs
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
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!
Next chance to see Avon Faire live - Friday, Dec. 8 at the First Songs of the Season concert in NYC!!
Avon Faire perform at the 2023 Maryland Renaissance Festival
New Video - "Leave Her Johnny" featuring Cáit O'Riordan of The Pogues!!
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
2022 was a busy year for Avon Faire, with the band releasing and promoting the new album, doing radio and press interviews, making videos and returning to live performances, with the band playing at NYC's The Bitter End in June and SI's Noble Maritime Museum in July.
Then last August the band headed over to England for their fifth UK tour, playing their way around the country, including 2 weekends at The Loxwood Joust in Sussex, and a return engagement at the Cropredy Folk Festival in Oxfordshire. On returning stateside they were thrilled to play again at the New York Renaissance Faire for two weekends in August and September, then a return to fave Gramercy Park venue GA Church and finally rounding out the year as featured performers at the annual First Songs of the Season holiday concert!
In 2023, 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 featured opening folk singer/songwriter Paul Clements, and special guests champion Irish dancer Niall O'Leary and operatic tenor Neal Harrelson-Keyes.
Most recently - Avon Faire performed at the Viva Voce concert series in High Rock Park, Staten Island, NY , at the LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in downtown NYC, and did a weekend of 8 shows at the Maryland Renaissance Faire, Sat/Sun Oct 7&8!
This year has also seen the band begin work on their 3rd studio album, with a TBD release date early next year. 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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