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Currently based in Manhattan, Alisa Rose finds herself in the company of Irish musics greatest contemporary performers in the local scene and regular sessions. A bewitching singer herself with strong, rich vocals she performs as both a celebrated guest and as a soloist with a collection of unique arrangements. Having spent the last decade committed to the study of Irish traditional music both personally and academically, Alisa breaks out with her own unique sound combining the subtle influence of California Folk and American blues with a strong Irish idiom, resulting in an engaging and contemporary revival of these traditional arts, as re-contextualized folkways.
Alisa has had the honor of appearing on stage with some of Irish musics greatest legends, such as Mick Moloney and John Doyle. She performs coast to coast and has been honored in Ireland for her award-winning lyricism and elegant emulation of a long musical tradition. From her beginnings in California Gold Country, to her residency in Ireland and her new found home in Manhattan, Alisa has always maintained the power to captivate a room completely, bringing full bars to complete silence with her entrancing tones, and audiences to hypnotic heights.
Most recently Alisa has enjoyed a series of appearances by special invitation in dramatic readings and theatrical performances with groups, The Origin Theatre Company, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company and the arrangements of the celebrated writer and actor, Honor Molloy. As the bard-like songstress, she brings breadth and expansion. Utilizing her rigorous studies, she works with the directors to select songs to enhance the depth and mood of the story, with both traditional songs and unique commissioned arrangements. Alisa hopes to incorporate this experience into her own performances, bringing the structure and intrigue of refined storytelling, while maintaining her natural and fluid presence.
The music of Alisa Rose is at once fresh and exciting as it is intoxicating and deep. Rooted in a deep knowledge and love for tradition, emboldened by passion and unique creativity, Alisa’s performances invoke a reignited romance with the universal past in all of us, expressed in a new form.
After a decade of committing her academic and artistic life to uncovering the beauty and magic of Irish traditional music, singer-songwriter Alisa Rose is one the celebrated up and coming vocalists of the Irish music scene.
Having appeared on stage with multiple Irish music legends, including John Doyle, Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis, Alisa is among Irish musics celebrated, up and coming musicians. Alisa’s rich and smoky voice is both distinctly unique, yet deeply invocative of the celebrated inheritance of Folk and Traditional music. Her work brings Irish and American Folk music into a stark new context, both lyrical and edgy.
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Accomplishments and Awards:
Second-Prize winner in the Deaglan Tallon Traditional Songwriters Competition, Cork Folk Festival 2011
Guest Vocalist, for the 2016 California tour of Mick Moloney’s world renowned repertoires “The Green Fields of America” Celtic Appalachian Celebration
All demos can be found under “The Sound” on this website.
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