Ashley Davis Brings “Celtic Winter” to Joe’s Pub this Week

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How It’s New York:  Ashley Davis can often be seen at events around New York, including “Pen, Paper and Palate” and the Irish American Writers and Artists’ Salon.  She’s performing at Joe’s Pub this week.
How It’s Irish:  Ashley’s new CD Songs of the Celtic Winter, and it includes Irish poetry, with Irish instrumentation.


Catch Songs of the Celtic Winter before winter ends:  Thursday, Feb. 23 at Joe’s Pub!

Ashley Davis began writing and collecting for Songs of the Celtic Winter two years ago when she wrapped up her sophomore effort, Down by the Sea in Ireland. She had the idea that she wanted to write and collect music from the Celtic regions for the four seasons of the year starting with winter. The result is Songs of the Celtic Winter, a hauntingly beautiful collection of songs that range from medieval 9th century old Irish poetry set to music, to Robert Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne.”
Davis recorded this album in New York, Lawrence, KS, and San Francisco and now will perform numbers from the CD at Joe’s Pub (New York, NY) on February 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm.
The album is laden with harp, mandola and a range of acoustic instruments and vocal layers that creates and Davis’ signature sound.

“I took the aspects that I liked from my first album which was more middle eastern leaning at times, and then aspects from my 2nd album which was entirely recorded in Ireland and thus Irish leaning and melded those aspects together to create a sound that I believe will be forever more my signature sound. I truly found myself as an artist and settled down into this album and feel at home within this music,”

Davis has been profiled on The Today Show, named one of the Irish Echo newspaper’s “Top 40 Irish Under 40,” performed original music on film soundtracks and has lectured at U.S. colleges and universities. 


Expanding the definition of traditional Irish music, Ashley has attracted fans and admirers among the larger musical community. Influential American composer Philip Glass said, “Ashley Davis is a young woman with a beautiful voice and as much musicality as anyone could wish for…she writes and sings with a confidence way beyond her years.”
Davis has toured in Lord of the Dance as the vocal soloist, has worked with Paddy Maloney of The Chieftains and has toured with Moya Brennan of Clannad, while developing her own solo and recording career, selling out shows internationally and in her adopted hometown of New York City and now Lawrence, KS.

Joe’s Pub is part of The Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place in New York City’s East Village. For more information and to order tickets, please go to www.joespub.com.


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