An evening of music with The Grady Girls w/s/g/ Danielle Enblom
Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:00 - 8:00 PM South Hill Cider
$5-$20 suggested, sliding scale
Join The Grady Girls and friends, including percussive dancer and musician Danielle Enblom, for an evening of music and dance celebrating summer at South Hill Cider. Their show will feature old favorites from their earliest shows as well as brand new sets of tunes. Expect duo and trio collaborations featuring their many side projects (Drank The Gold, Good Aine, Steptune, etc.). And enjoy the power of their full band playing in joyful unison!
THE GRADY GIRLS
Toe tapping, heart lifting, subtle and smiling, The Grady Girls breathe new life into timeless Irish dance tunes. Family ties are important to these women who have traveled far and wide (Cork, Limerick, Spain and beyond) to study and perform the traditional music of Ireland, music that has been an integral part of their lives since day one.
Nora (fiddle), Marie (flute), and Leah (bodhrán) are based in Ithaca, NY, their hometown, and currently draw musical inspiration from the continuous stream of Irish musicians passing through town, and their old time neighbors, exploring the links between different genres of traditional music.
Saoirse (fiddle) divides her time between Ithaca and NYC, where she is a happy contributor to the Irish music community, performing in ensembles and sessions alike.
Oona (fiddle) and newest band member James (guitar), both reside in Saratoga Springs, where they perform as the duo Drank The Gold. They can't help but make frequent trips back to Ithaca, though, to join the rest of the Grady Girls and their irresistible, powerful sound.
The Grady Girls perform with exuberance and style.
Danielle Enblom is a dancer, fiddler, and enthochoreologist. She grew up steeped in Irish music and dance, and has family connections to Métis and Quebecois dance and fiddle traditions. Danielle specializes in sean-nós/old style dance in Ireland, European/Irish/North American dance master traditions, musicality and theory, and cross-cultural connections between various dance and music forms. Danielle holds an MA in dance history from Munster Technological University and a Diploma in Traditional Irish Music from University College Cork. She has direct ties to some of the last itinerant dancing masters in Ireland and has lived and studied in Kerry, Belfast, and Cork with experience in the traditions of the north of Ireland, Sliabh Luachra, Connemara, and Roscommon. Danielle also has roots in the step dance traditions of North America. Her Métis grandfather and Quebecois grandmother both grew up dancing and fiddling in kitchens and barns in their respective communities.