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Talitha MacKenzie at the Royal Opera House on July 31st, 2011

Talitha MacKenzie is best known for her internationally critically acclaimed Celtic albums Mouth Music, Sòlas and Spiorad. Originally from multicultural New York, she is now based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Initially known for her work as the singing half of the original Mouth Music lineup, she has gone on to follow a highly-respected solo career. Although most associated with Celtic and Gaelic music, she also performs arrangements of traditional songs from elsewhere in Europe, Africa and America.

New York-born and Edinburgh-based vocalist Talitha MacKenzie has made her greatest impact since adopting the musical traditions of the Scot Gaels. Mouth Music, her short-lived collaboration with computer programmer Martin Swan, yielded a chart-topping album in 1988.

Her solo album, Solas, reached the top three on the Euro World charts in 1994 and was followed by the equally-successful album, Spiorad, two years later. According to the Manchester Guardian, MacKenzie is "one of the most exciting vocalists on the folk/world stage."

I was recently contacted by the producers of the "Voices Across The World" , this year’s annual summer celebration of traditional and contemporary music from a variety of global cultures that will take place on 31st of July, which will be held at "The Royal Opera House" , in London's Covent Garden, UK.

Twelve singers, including Talitha MacKenzie singing Gaelic music, will perform unplugged, either a cappella or with minimal accompaniment in the Paul Hamlyn Hall between 2pm and 6.30 pm followed by a thrilling improvised session with electronic artist Andrew McDonnell in Linbury Studio at 7 pm.

Organizers are very interested in attracting both old and new audiences, and particularly interesting is the focus on different singing traditions and the uniqueness of the human voice, which they would love audiences to experience.

You can find more information about the production on their website:

I would like to express my gratitude to Anastasia Medvedeva from the Opera Royal House, for considering my blog suitable to spread the news and inviting audiences to this show.
Thanx Asya!♥

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