Mythica: Celtic Music With At...
Melissa Cox & Mythica
New Orleans, LA
Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Formed in 2005, Mythica is one of the most unique, intriguing, and eclectic Celtic bands in the U.S. today. Take the instrumentation of Loreena McKennitt, add the vocal power of Sinead O’Connor, and mix in the rock of the Cranberries, and you have Mythica. Featuring rock arrangements of traditional Irish tunes, and award-winning original songs, each performance by Mythica is infused with electricity and raw emotion.
Collectively wielding over a dozen instruments, Mythica pushes the boundaries of Celtic music by blending it with rock, bluegrass, funk, jam, Hawaiian, even South American surf rock, creating a sound called Celtic Fusion.
Mythica is one of just a few bands in the U.S. that plays a hurdy gurdy, a rare instrument circa 1100 from France, with its roots in the Celtic nation of Brittany. Among the many fiddles and bagpipes, the hurdy gurdy stands out and captivates listeners with its unique sound and mechanics. In addition to the hurdy gurdy, Mythica also plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle, whistles, chalumeau (wooden clarinet), hammered dulcimer, bodhran (Irish drum), bass, drum kit, cajon, and spoons.
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