Kalos in Concert

Kalos, a Celtic roots trio, will perform an eclectic, invigorating mix of instrumentals and songs at the Irish American Heritage Museum at 21 Quackenbush Square Albany, NY 12207, on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00PM. Tickets are $40 each ($35 for museum members). 

Kalos features Ryan McKasson (fiddle, viola, vocals), Eric McDonald (guitar, mandolin, lead vocals), and Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano, vocals). The three are masters of tradition who make alluringly complex music full of spontaneous artistry. Pulling from parallel strains of influence in the Traditional music canon, Kalos’ underlying drive and pulse, rhythmic electricity and swirling intensity transform traditional repertoire into a vital, elemental, genre-transcending sound appealing to music lovers of all stripes.

The trio’s 2023 debut album, Headland, takes listeners through a range of moods -- from poignant yearning to exuberant celebration. Headland, which refers to a point where land meets sea, is a fitting analogy for the exploratory space Kalos inhabits one that calls forth driving, heartfelt music journeying through unknown territory to seek and find its essence – the enduring, resilient experience of the human heart.

As a critic for the UK’s Folkwords wrote: “There’s a certain spontaneity at work as the three musicians alternately contest and duel, combine and coalesce to bring their talents together.” More information on the trio can be found on the Kalos website.

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Here are links to a couple of Kalos performance videos:

*Photos courtesy of Winsome Bye*