Urban Celtic ..
…Celtic and American Trad meet jazz, classical and contemporary :
Mary Kay Mann
flutes, whistles, vocals, Celtic harp
Mary Kay Mann was praised by Mike Miller of The Philadelphia Folk Song Society as having "as beautiful a voice as I’ve heard in traditional music". She is a founding member of the successful Celtic duo, HeartSounds, who recently opened for Michael Smith at The Minstrel Coffeehouse. This duo took the Delaware, Maryland and Eastern PA area by storm, selling over 3000 CDs independently. HeartSounds was also selected as part of the "Best of Delaware" by the QVC nationwide network, on which they performed and sold 550 CD’s in six minutes!
keyboard, guitar, dumbek, vocals
"Stephen DiJoseph is a ‘sound’ experience" says Wiffledust Concerts producer,Lisa Ferrari. An award-winning composer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/performer, DiJoseph was nominated for Best Composer in the Philadelphia City Paper Music Awards 2000 and his CD Artifactual/piano poetry won Best Instrumental CD in the JPfolks National Music Awards 2000.
Stephen’s writing and arranging draws upon a host of influences. He has studied classical and jazz piano, played in funk and rock bands, collaborated in multi-media performances, and developed music for meditation. He has opened for songmaster Greg Brown and has appeared as a guest artist and soloist on recordings and in concert in the Northeast region of the U.S. and Europe. (Visit CDbaby.com/dijoseph)
Urban Celtic’s distinctive style… is unique enough to earn a place on the shelves of Celtic and jazz music lovers alike.
"The combination of Mann’s classical approach and DiJoseph’s avant-style has created a buzz over [Urban Celtic’s] unique sound!"
Poughkeepsie Journal NY