The Celtic Show
February 21st 2019
$27.00 including Service charge and Tax
Bùmarang is composed of three of Montreal’s finest Celtic musicians: Dave Gossage (Orealis, Land of Kush), Sarah Pagé (Barr Brothers), and Kate Bevan-Baker (Hey Rosetta!, The Dardanelles). The trio draws from their diverse musical backgrounds in jazz, classical, African, bluegrass, and traditional music to create a unique Celtic sound that audiences love.
Montreal based experimental harpist Sarah Pagé is best known for her work with The Barr Brothers, Lhasa DeSela, Esmerine and Patrick Watson. She appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman twice and has shared the stage with Bassekou Kouyate, Tinariwen, Barry Manilow, George Benson, Calexico, Fred Frith, and Thurston Moore among others. Her performances can frequently be heard on the CBC, Radio Canada, BBC, NPR and France Inter. Her work with The Barr Brothers on the critically acclaimed 2014 album Sleeping Operator earned her several JUNO and ADISQ nominations and a spot on the 2015 Polaris Prize short list.
Dave Gossage is one of Montreal’s most respected and experienced musicians. Cited by Gazette music critic Mark Lepage as “Montreal’s secret weapon,” multi-instrumentalist Gossage switches from flute to guitar, whistles and harmonicas with ease and in virtually all styles of music. Considered one of Montreal’s best flute players, his list of sessions is impressive and includes work with Susie Arioli, Shalabi Effect, Michel Rivard, Nathalie Simard, Kevin Parent, Paul Piche, Cirque du Soleil, and Brendan Nolan. He has worked extensively as an arranger at the National Film Board and his most recent arrangements for the animated short, When the Day Breaks, won a Gemini, the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for an Oscar. In Celtic music, Gossage produced the Juno-nominated “Night Visions” album by Orealis.
Newfoundland-born Kate Bevan-Baker is a recognized fiddler, classical violinist, and singer. Kate’s performance career has taken her to Russia, across Canada twice with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, to China for the 2010 World Expo, the 2010 JUNO Awards performing with Michael Bublé, as well as playing with orchestras such as the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, PEI Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil. She has performed with prominent classical musicians across Canada at Festival of the Sound and Sound Symposium, and with ensembles such as La Nef and Ensemble Telemann. Kate is a founding member of the Newfoundland-based ECMA-nominated traditional band, The Dardanelles, and currently plays fiddle and sings with the Montreal-based Celtic trio, Solstice. She has been featured on many nation-wide radio and television broadcasts, and can be heard on over thirty CDs, videogame, and movie soundtracks. Kate currently lives in Montreal where she balances and active performance schedule, teaches at the Siamsa School of Irish Music, and lectures at Concordia University’s School of Irish Studies.