Amelia Hogan is an impeccably authentic singer of Celtic music, and her heart comes through in honeyed tones on Irish, Scottish, British, and American-styled vocals. She sings in the Irish music tradition of Sean-Nós, or “old style”, a highly lyrical solo a cappella style, as well as with accompaniment, plays bodhran and a small 22-string Welsh lap harp, and has toured internationally to global acclaim.
Hogan recently recorded and released Taking Flight, with Steve O’Neill of Foxtail Sound, co-produced by Ray Frank, under her solo label. This new album showcases the talents of traditional music heavyweights: Richard Mandel, David Brewer, Marla Fibish, Rebecca Richman, Maureen Brennan, and Christa Burch. She is currently booking workshops, tours, and festivals for the coming season.
Previous recordings include her first solo project, Transplants: From the Old World to the New, released in March 2013, about ancestral immigration and identity, and two traditional Irish music albums with Sheltering Sky, Keeping Watch Upon the Stars, and Long Night’s Journey, and Falling You’s trance electronica album, Blush. Hogan has toured with Molly’s Revenge as their lead vocalist for their frequently sold-out, sensational Winterdance holiday tour and collaborates with artists including her group The Strand, Richard Mandel, Christa Burch, Maureen Brennan, Ray Frank, Julie Henigan, Niamh Parsons, Shay Black, and Cullan’s Hounds.
“Possibly the best singer of the Irish music tradition, west of the Rockies!” – R. Rodriquez, Folknik review
In addition, she is a board member of the San Francisco Folk Music Club; a headliner at the SF Free Folk Festival; a sometime host of the internationally known Starry Plough, Berkeley, Sunday night session; a headliner at The Irish Club of Alaska’s Galway Days; a repeat guest of the An Goilin Singers Club in Dublin, Ireland; a special guest and community partner with the Consul General of Ireland, San Francisco; a United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco headliner; a special guest performer and regular of Hyde street Pier NPS Maritime History Museum Sea Music Festival and concert series; and a repeat special guest performer of many other renowned festivals and events, enchanting audiences in the US and abroad.
Amelia Hogan is also a mixed media artist, singer, painter, and hosts a podcast called MixedMedia Talks (at https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908543 ,embedded player for episodes below), which can be found on most podcasting platforms including Buzzsprout, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Deezer, and more, where she talks about all things art with other artists. Episodes are released twice monthly and date back to January 2022.
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