New EP “Travel Walk to Celtica” reimagines traditional Celtic music

Apr 6, 2018
Originally published on April 5, 2018 5:04 pm

Let’s talk about Celtic music. Nessa, a Southeast Michigan band, re-imagines the ballads and dance tunes of the old Celtic world, bringing in a wide range of musical styles.

The ensemble is led by Kelly McDermott, who plays the flute and sings. She joined Stateside to talk about her musical influences, Celtic fusion, and the release of her new EP, Travel Walk to Celtica, produced by Brian Bill.

Listen to the conversation above, or hear Nessa play below.

Nessa plays live

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