Kyle Alden set 8:00pm to 8:30pm. Irish trad band the Pure Drops play from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, 8:30pm to 10:00pm.
Kyle Alden was awarded grand prize in the 2012 Y Tunes Song Contest in Sligo, Ireland
Listen to the winning song, "Those Images", on right side of this page under Breaking News.
"If William Butler were still around he'd be humming along in some bee-loud glade, Guinness in hand..."
Mike Rowe, TV personality, Dirty Jobs
Songs From Yeats' Bee-Loud Glade is a collection of thirteen original folk music settings of poems by the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats. Featuring a stellar cast of musicians, including Athena Tergis on fiddle, Mike Marshall on mandolin and Scott Thunes on bass, one can hear strains of American and Irish folk music in these evocative settings of Yeats' poems, some well known, some less known.
The CD has received worldwide attention since its release in 2011. Named to three “Best of 2011” lists by Folk Music DJs and music critics, it received radio airplay throughout Europe and North America, reaching #8 on the folk-roots-country radio charts in the U.S. The opening track, Brown Penny, was awarded honorable mention at the 2011 Y Tunes Song Contest, Sligo, Ireland, and reached #11 on the folk-roots-country radio charts in the U.S. “Kyle Alden's melodies and performance rank with the most-pleasing-to-hear of any settings of W.B. Yeats I've heard. Excellent work!” says Andrew McGowan, president, W.B. Yeats Society of New York.
Kyle has performed this music live with fiddler Athena Tergis (California tour) and vocalist/mandolinist Susan Spurlock (Oregon tour). He continues to write, record and perform folk-based orginal music. New songs based on poems by Yeats, Robbie Burns, and a 12th century Middle English lyric are in the works.
"A great album--one of the best of 2011."
John Weingart, Music You Can't Hear On The Radio, Princeton, NJ
"...really, really impressive and most refreshing. By far the best musical arrangements of his poems I have ever heard. An absolute pleasure to listen to. ...extraordinary music."
—Mick Maloney, Professor of Irish Studies, NYU
"Kyle...creates genuinely fresh-sounding capital from Yeats’ words...that proves extremely persuasive. A real grower."
fRoots Magazine, UK
"Songs from Yeats' Bee-Loud Glade" is an extraordinary achievement. Yeats..never sounded better."
Paul Liberatore, Marin IJ