April Verch Band
Thu 11 May

April Verch band

The Canadian fiddle-playing, step-dancing, singing sensation!

April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions. Touring the world to share songs from her 11th album (The April Verch Anthology). Verch's performances combine her delicate voice, energetic footwork and stunning playing; a trifecta of talents she brings together simultaneously.

Keeping tradition feisty!

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

Bow. Feet. Vox. A trifecta of talent!

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.

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Event Details

Thu 11 May
19:30 to 21:30

£12 Tickets from www.ardsarts.com

Beyond PORTICO

  • Self Catering
  • The Narrows Social
  • Slip Inn
  • Portaferry Hotel
  • The Slip Inn
  • The Cuan

How to get here

PORTICO is easy to find in Portaferry. You can also get detailed driving directions or check out the ferry timetable for crossing from Strangford.