Celtic harp and vocals 'To Warm a Winter's Night'

BELLOWS FALLS — Aine Minogue, a gifted Irish harper and singer, has created music that takes us wandering the winter landscapes of soul and settles us before a blazing fire. Minogue brings a sumptuous feast of song, poetry, and dance music, perfect for celebrating the winter time with joy. She will be performing as part of the new Stone Church by Candlelight series at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Immanuel Episcopal Church, the stone church on the hill, 20 Church St.

Born and raised in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland, Minogue is an award-winning harpist, singer, arranger and composer who has entertained Presidents and Prime Ministers, as well as traveled extensively to perform at concerts across the United States and around the world.

At the age of 12, while at boarding school in County Galway, Minogue discovered her true love — the harp. After completing school, she spent three years developing her incomparable talent as a harpist at Bunratty Castle, one of Ireland's most treasured landmarks and the perfect setting to accentuate the harp's emotional and lyrical connections to Irish history.

With a dozen solo album recordings to her credit, she has been nominated for several awards for her work as a record producer. She also has collaborated on a series of music videos with filmmaker Michael Yip entitled "Winter, A Celtic Meditation."

Minogue's music, in varying styles including Celtic, world, folk, spiritual and new age, has appeared on compilations for industry labels such as BMG, Decca, Universal, Virgin Records, Windham Hill and Putumayo. Many of these albums have topped Billboard Magazine's World, New Age and Classical Charts for months at a time. In addition, she has completed extensive soundtrack work for PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and MTV.

Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and at stonechurcharts.org.


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