Majic Concert January 08, 20103
January 8, 2010
Bethlehem Church Sanctuary
An Dro performs traditional acoustic music with a creative twist that defies easy categorization.
The band's sound is built on a foundation of Celtic tunes, but while that may be the starting point, it's not where the journey ends. At an An Dro performance you'll hear traditional Irish melodies, medieval French songs, Breton dance tunes, Scandinavian refrains, Appalachian influences, Latin and African grooves, all injected with an improvisational flair that at times resembles a jam-band.
This diverse range of musical styles is complemented by an equally diverse array of musical instruments. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, Celtic harp, hurdy-gurdy, doumbek, and talking drum are just part of the arsenal used to create the band's unique and varied sound palette. The band also inserts vocal arrangemensts amidst its instrumental repertoire.
The name An Dro refers to a folk dance from Brittany, a region of northwestern france, where the dancers link fingers as they move in a spiral. It translates literally as "The Turn". Similarly, the band An Dro is a musical turning point for it's members as they explore the music of the world and a new demension of musical ideas.
An Dro's Website
Eric Nykamp is a painter, musician and writer living in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife Yee Lam and their three children.