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 now has 2 CDs; debut album “Riddles and Love Songs”, and the just released “Tales of Love and Adventure”.
“Tales of Love and Adventure” also features special guests Cáit O’Riordan of The Pogues, Cillian Vallely of Lúnasa, and noted cellist Jane Scarpantoni.
2022 was a busy year for Avon Faire, and 2023 is shaping up to be the same! Last year saw the band release and promote the new album with radio interviews, videos and the return of live shows, with the band playing at NYC's The Bitter End in June and SI's Noble Maritime Museum in July.
Then in 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!
Starting off the new year, Avon Faire are planning a series of monthly NYC 'Avon Faire and Friends' shows, with the first one on January 21 featuring opening guest Paul Clements, The band have also begun work on their 3rd studio album, with a TBD release date sometime later this 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 performs in concert, folk and art venues, historic festivals and special events, sharing their magical vocal blend and songs with love.