Blackmore's NightThursday, July 26, 2018
with Special Guest Wizards Consort
~20 YEARS OF RENAISSANCE ROCK~
The year is 1996. The setting: a snowy winter in Massachusetts. Inside a lodge, nestled around a fireplace, a guitarist plays some beautiful acoustic tunes, and a singer with an ethereal voice joins in. They play throughout the night, creating songs of myths and fantasy inspired by nature. All of this is occurring while the guitarist, none other than famed stringsmith Ritchie Blackmore, is working with his band Rainbow to record their last CD Stranger In Us All.
Here, in this moment miles away from it all, Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night are using their secluded time around the fire in the middle of winter to create, some beautiful music, a new genre, inspired by many melodies of the Renaissance period, and Blackmoreized into contemporary music. They call it Renaissance/Folk/Rock. This is the sound of Blackmore’s Night.
In 1997, Blackmore’s Night released their debut CD Shadow of the Moon, which immediately went gold in Japan and earned awards worldwide. Meanwhile, their ever-growing, devoted fan base is growing, as the band has created a genre of music for all ages. From grandparents to children, everyone is embracing their medieval mood music and gypsy dances. Clearly, the music of Blackmore’s Night connects with fans on a deep level, allowing them to experience an entirely different era of merriment.
At the helm is the dynamic husband and wife duo: celebrated guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who traverses between acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, mandola, cello, and hurdy gurdy, and Candice Night, who not only contributes her unique, entrancing vocals, but deftly navigates seven medieval woodwinds, including bagpipe, chanters, shawms, corner music, pennywhistles, and recorders. Further enhancing the band’s inspired sound are keyboardist/back-up vocalist Bard David, violinist Scarlett Fiddler, back-up vocalist/shawm player Lady Lynn, bassist/rhythmic guitarist Earl Grey, and percussionist Troubadour of Aberdeen. With lyrics penned by Night, the collective embraces the aura of the old world inn, from madrigals and ballads to good old fashioned, Renaissance-inspired pub songs.
Additionally, every one of Blackmore’s Night’s studio CDs (10 in total) has debuted in the top five of the Billboard charts, many of which entered or remained at the number 1 spot. They have earned Awards such as “Best Album of the Year” or “Best Vocal Album of The Year” and their sold-out live concerts in castles and UNESCO sites worldwide are filled with thousands of fans dressed in Renaissance garb, dancing and singing as if time stood still. No clocks…no pressure…just the gaiety and camaraderie of a medieval pub. Everyone joins in and loses their stress in the music.
2017 marks the official 20th Anniversary of Blackmore's Night.
Their latest release To The Moon And Back: 20 Years And Beyond… (due out on August 18) is a best-of compilation including the most-requested and beloved songs from their fans, all of which have been re-mastered. Alongside these classics, the album includes four re-recorded new versions of some of their favorites: “Moonlight Shadow”, “Somewhere Over The Sea”, “Coming Home”, and “Writing On The Wall”. Additionally, the set has a live version of “Home Again” and three brand new songs: “Ghost Of John” (which includes the vocal debut of Blackmore and Night’s 6-year-old daughter Autumn), Ritchie Blackmore's new version of “Land of Hope and Glory” and Candice Night lending her vocals to a favored Rainbow tune “I Surrender”. The set is complete with a booklet boasting a collage of 20 years of memorabilia and a small unrehearsed video from a sound check, rewarding fans with an intimate glimpse behind the scenes.
Grab your tambourine or your tankard of ale, and sing and dance with Blackmore’s Night "Under A Violet Moon.” Join us To The Moon and Back: 20 Years And Beyond… for an amazing collection of music from Blackmore's Night.
* BLACKMORE’S NIGHT APPEARANCE AT PENN’S PEAK TO SUPPORT CARBON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTERS *
The Carbon County Animal Shelter and Carbon County Animal Rescue Rehabilitation and Surgical Center have teamed up with Penn’s Peak and Renaissance rock group Blackmore’s Night to help in the care of the Shelter’s four legged residents. Both are no kill shelters, which annually care for and try to find homes for hundreds of dogs and cats.
Volunteers from the Carbon County Animal Shelter and the Carbon County Animal Rescue Rehabilitation Surgical Center will be on site at Penn’s Peak accepting donations of dog, puppy, cat and kitten food, toys, leashes, treats, trash bags and laundry detergent from concert goers. Donations of cash and checks are welcomed as well.
Appearing at Penn’s Peak on July 26th will be Blackmore’s Night, featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and award winning vocalist Candice Night and their talented band of minstrels. Supported by the musical group...Wizards Consort.
Both performers are strong supporters of no kill shelters and the World Wildlife Fund in Europe for over 20 years and welcome this opportunity to lend their support towards this effort.
Live music fans are encouraged to buy a ticket for a great show that appeals to all ages and bring along a contribution in some form to support the Carbon County Animal Shelter and Carbon County Animal Rescue Center.
According to Ritchie and Candice “this is a great way to spend an evening enjoying a great show with the whole family while supporting the work of the Carbon County Animal Shelter and Carbon County Animal Rescue Center”. Blackmore’s Night appears at Penn’s Peak on Thursday July 26, show time 7 PM. Donations will be accepted at the main entrance.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Doors Open 6:00 PM
Showtime 7:00 PM
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