Kyle Carey

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Kyle Carey
File:Kyle Carey at Prescott Park.jpg
Kyle Carey at Prescott Park
Background information
Birth name Kyle Anne Carey
Born 1988
Laconia, NH, United States
Genres Celtic, Americana
Occupation(s) Musical Artist
Instruments Guitar, vocals, ukulele, shruti box
Associated acts Séamus Egan, Dirk Powell, Pauline Scanlon, Natalie Haas, Nanci Griffith, Julie Fowlis, Kate Wolf, Loreena Mckennitt, Gillebrìde MacMillan, Solas (group), Joy Dunlop, The Cottars
Website www.kyleannecarey.com

Kyle Carey (born 1988) is a Celtic Americana musical artist who creates a synthesis of music called 'Gaelic Americana'.

Biography

Born in New Hampshire to schoolteacher parents, Kyle lived in Yup'ik native communities in the Alaskan bush until the age of seven, before her family re-located permanently to New Hampshire. She attended Holderness School and Skidmore College,[1] where she studied English literature, and spent the weekends as a waitress at Caffè Lena. Afterward, she traveled to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia on a Fulbright Fellowship[2] to study Scottish Gaelic song and traditional music. In 2009-2010 she attended Sabhal Mòr Ostaig[3] on the Isle of Skye for a year, obtaining a certificate in Scottish Gaelic language and music and becoming a very fluent Gaelic speaker.[4]

Recordings

Kyle began her professional career in music when she traveled to Dingle, Ireland, in 2011 and recorded her debut album Monongah, a mix of Celtic, Appalachian folk, and literary elements that would become the trademark of her unique 'Gaelic Americana' style. The album was produced by Lùnasa guitarist Donogh Hennessy and the title track inspired by a poem of the same title by Appalachian poet Louise McNeill. Among the musicians who contributed are Irish singers Pauline Scanlon, former Cherish the Ladies member Aoife Clancy, former The Cottars member Rosie MacKenzie, as well as bassist Trevor Hutchinson. Monongah was well-received by reviewers[5][6] and included by respected music critic Patricia Herlevi at World Music Central in her choice of "Top 10 World Music albums of 2011".[7] In 2012 Kyle toured the Netherlands[8] with Dutch guitarist Bart-Jan Baartmans.

In 2013 Kyle released an EP of traditional May carols called One Morning in May, a collaborative project with English BBC Folk Award winning duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. The collection contains three traditional British May carols, as well as an arrangement of the well-known folk ballad "One Morning in May".

In September 2014 Kyle released her second full-length album, North Star. Produced by Séamus Egan, the album features nine originals, two songs in Scottish Gaelic, and a cover of "Across the Great Divide" by Kate Wolf. Artists who contributed to the album include Dirk Powell, Natalie Haas, Pauline Scanlon, Chris Stout and Scottish percussionist James MacKintosh of Capercaillie (band) . North Star was ranked #7 in the "Top Albums of September 2014" by the Acoustic Music Scene.[9]

Personal life

Kyle is based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of non-fiction writer Richard Adams Carey and a direct descendent of the Adams and Quincy Adams families.

Discography

  • Monongah, 2011
  • One Morning in May EP, 2013
  • North Star, 2014

References

  1. "Skidmore College: Palamountain Scholar Update". skidmore.edu. Retrieved March 25, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Featured Fulbrighter - Kyle Carey". Fulbright Canada. Retrieved December 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Sabhal Mòr Ostaig: Featured student profiles: Kyle Carey". www.smo.uhi.ac.uk. Retrieved December 6, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (English translation)
  4. "Mac 'ille Mhìcheil, 2014-02-24 (radio program extract)". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved December 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> - Kyle has twice been guest of the week on this two-hour Friday evening country music program on BBC's Radio nan Gàidheal
  5. "Monongah reviewed by Patrick Rose". brightyoungfolk.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Monongah reviewed by John Atkin for Folkradio UK". folkradio.co.uk. Retrieved December 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Patricia Herlevi's Top 10 of 2011". worldmusiccentral.org. Retrieved December 6, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Concerten in huiselijke sfeer: Kyle Carey maart 2012". folkat22.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Top Albums & Songs of September 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)". acousticmusicscene.com. Retrieved December 6, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (ranked number 7, with 53 airplays, of 63 albums listed)

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