Celtic ConFusion is…
- A harmonious blend of voices and instruments.
- Audience involved, music centered performance.
- An eclectic blend of Celtic, select Contemporary, Old Standards, Folk, Originals and Spoken Word.
- An Experience.
Aoife Clancy (pronounced “Eefa”) comes from the small town of Carrick-on-Suir, in Co Tipperary, Ireland, where her musical career began at an early age. Her father Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, placed a guitar in her hands at age ten, and by age fourteen she was playing with her father in nearby pubs.
Since these early beginnings Aoife has become a recognized artist in her own right. She has been a featured soloist with orchestras such as the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops and -while touring with Cherish the Ladies-collaborated with the Boston Pops on their Grammy nominated Celtic album. In addition, Aoife has performed at the Atlanta Olympics, as well as intimate private shows for audiences such as the Kennedy family at the Kennedy Library.
Bill Elliott (pronounced “Bill”) began playing guitar at the age of twelve, initially learning folk, then bluegrass, while transitioning into more contemporary music as a teenager. Bill remembers feeling the need to compose his first song at the age of 16 (although his mother has since showed him evidence of his initial attempts at the age of 5) and has been writing, singing and performing ever since.
Today his repertoire and appreciation for music has extended into many musical genre’s both old and new and with the addition of Aoife in his life… Celtic!
Aoife & Bill
Today Aoife & Bill share their home base in Western North Carolina, just a little south of Asheville.
They utilize vocals, spoken word, Guitars, Badhrán (the Irish Drum), Mandolin, and other sounds to produce a rich and varied performance guaranteed to entertain and inspire. They are available to perform for: stage, events, private parties, dinner theater, etc… throughout the South and North East.