Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga
Wednesday June 19 5:00pm

Dancing at Dusk

Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga

Overview

Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga blend traditional Celtic fiddle tunes with American folk and world music influences. Jigs, reels, and much more will make for a spirited evening of fun for the whole family!

“Bursting with pure and natural talent” — Hot Indie News
Artists

Cady Finlayson, fiddle
Vita Tango, guitar

Schedule

5:00 – 5:30pm
Crafts

5:30 – 6:30pm
Performance

6:30-7:00pm
Meet & Greet with Artists

Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above


Cady Finlayson

Cady Finlayson, fiddle

Artist Website  Watch

Cady Finlayson has brought her Spirited Celtic fiddling to 38 states and Ireland, performing at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival. Her fiddle CDs have attracted listeners from Australia to Japan and her Irish Coffee CD was nominated for “Best Celtic CD of 2007” by the NAR lifestyle awards. Her most recent CD, Celtic Purple, will be released in 2019. Cady’s TV show, “A Fiddle Around Town” captures the behind-the-scenes adventures of her musical life and airs on Brooklyn Free Speech TV.

 

 

 

Vita Tango, guitar

Vita has performed and recorded on 4 continents, from Radio City Music Hall in New York to Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris — his hometown. He is a sought-after composer in the World/Urban music and film-scoring scene.

 

The Story

“People ask us all the time, how did a French guitarist and a Brooklyn-based fiddler end up playing Irish music together? It all started at the most unlikely of Celtic rendezvous — on the First National Tour of Almost Heaven (a show about John Denver). I’d played Irish music for years and Vita was well-steeped in the world music and electronica genres. We were both hired to do this tour, and that’s where we met, traveling across the country in a van with 5 actors. Vita and I entertained ourselves during soundchecks playing everything from French Christmas songs to the Theme from The Muppet Movie. At some point, though, I just had to play Irish music — I missed it too much. Vita was happy to go along with this, and every day during the singers’ soundcheck, we would run backstage and try some tunes. We spent many days doing long drives in the van, and it was easy to share iPods and get ideas. So that’s how it started. It was a musical chemistry from the beginning and we have great fun exploring all the possibilities. Vita brings all sorts of influences to the mix and I sometimes think he is “the global twist.” — Cady Finlayson