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Arvel Bird


Arvel Bird and Kimberly Kelley

Arvel Bird & Kimberly Kelley




St. Patrick's Eve Concert
Many Clans, One Fire

with Arvel Bird & Kimberly Kelley

Kaleah & Friends

Saturday, March 16, 7:00 pm

$20 Advance, $22 Door, $25 Priority seating in first 3 rows

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Internationally acclaimed Arvel Bird & Kimberly Kelley join Kaleah and friends to celebrate St. Patrick with a special concert on Saturday, March 16, 7:00 PM at Old Town Center for the Arts.

The concert will feature Celtic and New World music for an entertaining and enchanting evening to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the earliest traditions of winter turning to spring.

Arvel Bird traces his roots to Celtic and Native musical styles to offer lively fiddle tunes and cedar flute songs, accompanied by his life partner Kimberly Kelley on the Irish bodhran and percussion. Earth Speak’s music is devoted to the natural environment and the miracle of Earth’s planetary biosphere. Earth Speak is connected to the rich oral tradition of our indigenous and contemporary ancestors and our mutual engagement in communicating with the plant, animal and elemental worlds.

In many cultures, the March Equinox marks a time of transition and new beginnings. The Spring Equinox is the beginning of the 'light' half of the year where the sun is strongest and the days are longer than the nights. Indigenous cultures for thousands of years have celebrated through music and ritual the beginning of spring and new fertility and growth. St. Patrick’s Day grew out of these ancient traditions and was initially associated with the Green Man, an ancient Celtic symbol.

In Celtic mythology, the Green Man represents the god of spring and summer when vegetative or plant growth is at its height. He disappears and returns year after year, century after century, enacting the spiritual themes of death and resurrection, the ebb and flow of life and creativity.

About the artists

Arvel Bird, named by the prestigious Cowboy and Indian Magazine, as one of the top 4 favorite Native American Musicians, is a violinist, flutist and composer who brings to life the dramatic connection between Native American and Celtic traditions, stirring up scenes that echo from North American memory.

Arvel has won the coveted title of Artist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards (Nammys), followed by the Best Instrumental Album at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (Cammys) among others. Arvel has played with such top country stars as Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, Louise Mandrell, and many more.

For the past 13 years Arvel and his wife and musical partner Kimberly Kelley have toured across the U.S. and internationally, and recently they’ve made Cottonwood their home with the founding of Center of Universal Light. Kimberly brings harmony vocals, keyboards and bodhran to this evening of music.

Kaleah, a beautiful ethereal singer, songwriter and keyboard player, is well known in Verde valley.

Join these talented performers to usher in the springtime in recognition of the Spring Equinox and St. Patrick’s Day. 

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