Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Comas in Concert, April 14

Music starts at 8pm. Advance tickets $12, $15 at the Door.

Although coming from diverse musical backgrounds and residing in different parts of the globe, Comas found each other through their similar approach to music, bringing together their many cultural influences to forge a unique blend of traditional Irish music...

They have been hailed in the press as "The Revelation Of 2003" (S.Vandenberghe - NVFOLK) and "The best traditional band around" (Folkspot). When you hear Comas you'll know that their choice of name was no accident: it translates from Irish Gaelic as "Power," and power is exactly what this band is about. It describes their own driving power coupled with a fine sensitivity for the inner strands of magic that is inherent in Irish music.

Here, their fiddle player, Aidan Burke, comes into his own, delving deep into his Irish roots to pluck out apure sound that transcends time and place guaranteed to touch any lover of Celtic music. Aidan's dexterity is evenly matched by the awesome talents of Isaac Alderson (flutes, uilleann pipes), Philip Masure (guitar) and Jackie Moran (percussion). "Comas play enormously fast but with a lot of feeling." (S. Feys - Folkroddels)

Comas are a band firmly rooted in Irish music, but with enough space to allow for original compositions. Their openness to new influences and a respectful eye on the past bring Comas to the forefront of what traditional music is about today.