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It's here! The Máiréad Nesbitt line of violins!
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 on: October 29, 2018, 05:18:20 PM 
Started by Ron - Last post by Moscapoet
Thanks for the great report and photos, Ron!

 on: October 29, 2018, 05:15:28 PM 
Started by dbbii - Last post by Moscapoet
Agreed, Ron.

 on: October 29, 2018, 05:14:23 PM 
Started by CWazyTom - Last post by Moscapoet
Had the chance to see her up here at the Alaska State Fair. Was a great show!

 on: October 29, 2018, 05:13:13 PM 
Started by JimM. - Last post by Moscapoet
Brilliant! Thanks, Jim!

 on: October 21, 2018, 11:27:00 PM 
Started by Ron - Last post by Celtic Fiddle Chick
That's great that you got to go to the show and that you have a personal connection there. The show did not come close to me because both Lindsey and Evanescence had played a show not long before they toured together.

I have followed Lindsey since the early stage of her youtube career and know that Evanescence was a big influence for Lindsey growing up and Amy Lee was her idol. They finally got to connect when Amy invited Lindsey to be featured on their new album.

 on: October 20, 2018, 01:21:41 PM 
Started by JimM. - Last post by JimM.
Chloe's video:

 on: September 20, 2018, 08:43:40 AM 
Started by dbbii - Last post by Ron
Here it is less than a month away and there's still only six dates listed. Seven if you count Wallingford. But that was only listed through CT PBS, and apparently, they're sold out now. The Oakdale theater doesn't even have the show listed yet. Even at this late, I hope they add more dates. Otherwise, I'll be missing it as well. They call this a tour, but that's hardly the word for it at this point. It's just a string of gigs across New England. It would seem hardly worth putting together with all the cost involved. I'm watching and waiting. We'll see I suppose.

 on: August 22, 2018, 05:47:15 AM 
Started by Ron - Last post by Ron
You're right. Amy has a magnificent voice and she's a pleasure to listen to. Going into the show, I was thinking to myself: "This is going to be great! Lindsey Stirling will be a perfect fit with Evanescence". But it turned out to be rather anti-climactic after Lindsey. I'm not saying we didn't have a good time. We did. But it would have been perfect had Evanescence delivered the show they're famous for. It would be like Rocktopia sticking Máiréad in the backline seated behind a music stand. I mean, good luck with that, right? LOL

Did you get a chance to watch the video I sent you on Facebook? I'll post it here for the benefit of forum members. As you can hear in that video, they're actually playing to orchestral tracks. They could have done this with an orchestra and it would have sounded great! Instead we get Amy crooning to the audience all night. I don't know who's idea it was to tone the show down. Prior to the show, I hadn't met Amy. As Amy is the founder and owner of the Evanescence "brand", during the show I began to wonder if it was Amy getting self serving with her fame. But when I met her and talked with her, I didn't get that impression. It seemed as if she missed the energy of the classic Evanescence show as well. She did mention, however, that this "toned down" show has allowed them to play more prestigious venues. Who knows?

What an Evanescence show is SUPPOSED to be like:

 on: August 21, 2018, 06:32:20 PM 
Started by dbbii - Last post by CWazyTom
There are a few tour dates for Rocktopia this fall:

Mairead will be on the tour as far as I know.

There are some shows that would be close enough for me to get to, but there's no realistic chance of me going. The price of seeing Celtic Woman at a castle is a steep one, financially and in terms of vacation days. Plus I'm banking on a CaraNua tour and after missing out on their show in January (and most importantly, missing out on seeing Edel with that group), I have to see CaraNua while I have the chance, no matter what.

If anyone reading this hasn't seen Rocktopia, go see it if you can!  I saw it twice last year and it was really good!

 on: August 21, 2018, 06:20:38 PM 
Started by Ron - Last post by CWazyTom
Great recap!

My friend, who is an Evanescence fan, enjoyed the show, but he wasn't high on the orchestra or energy level either. I thought I was just having an energy dip after Lindsey's spectacular act or that the energy in the audience was a bit lower after some of the Lindsey-only fans left at intermission. I guess it wasn't just me though.

I don't go to a lot of rock shows and the only group I follow closely enough to know the band is Celtic Woman. So for me, the orchestra was fine. I was too far back to see anybody in the band, much less the expressions on their faces. I was just blown away by Lindsey and mesmerized by Amy Lee's voice.

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