Keltricity is a Celtic world band that features traditional, contemporary and eclectic Celtic-influenced music from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, England, Brittany, New England and French Canada. The five-member group is comprised of accomplished musicians with backgrounds in various musical genres from traditional Irish bands to Scottish and New England contra dance bands to classical, rock and jazz. The variety of these experiences now converge to provide some of the most innovative and unique music around.
Instrumentation consists of accordion (Laurel Fuson), mandolin (Joe Burch), fiddle (Jannell Canerday), keyboards and Celtic harp (Valerie Young) and guitar (Henry Austin). Clear, crisp vocals characteristic of the genre are presented by Valerie, Henry and Jannell as soloists and through two- and three-part harmonies. Together they present fresh musical perspectives on a respected tradition.
Keltricity has performed within a broad range of venues including some of the area's most prominent annual outdoor festivals, heritage day celebrations, holiday shows, state park programs, radio broadcasts, benefit concerts, casino entertainment, wedding receptions and regional pubs. A Keltricity performance is always full of new and exciting musical surprises in arrangements of songs and tunes that have become favorites of both the avid Celtic traditionalist as well as the eclectic music lover.