Celtic Music as you have never heard it before

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Sprag Session is bringing Celtic music as you have never heard it before to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Wednesday 20 March 2013 at 7pm, as part of Tasmania’s International Arts Festival, Ten Days on the Island.

Led by the charismatic Colin Grant on fiddle, this five-piece group can convince the most immobile to dance and the most melancholic to smile with their indelible tunes. Celtic music is infectious and unrestrained by generational and geographical bounds and this vibrant Cape Breton band is one of its latest, freshest and most applauded exponents.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said “Sprag Session presents an amazingly unique style and repertoire of music. Their work is dynamic and thoughtful with a mingling of beats and melodies from an extensive host of musical influences. It will be something quite unique all ages will appreciate.”

While never straying far from tradition, Sprag Session has taken their Celtic fusion style steps further. Lingering somewhere amidst the rich, soulful roots of traditional Cape Breton music and the grooves of a thousand branches of rock and funk.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre Director, Geoff Dobson said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Ten Days on The Island to present Sprag Session as part of our Subscription Season. Sprag Session is truly the whole package; superb musicianship, excellent compositions, unique arrangements, a band that excludes energy and virtuosity with a stage presence that connects with their audience.”

Ten Days on the Island will run from 15 March – 24 March, with numerous events running throughout Burnie, please visit www.tendaysontheisland.com for further information. 

For ticket information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net