Friday, March 09, 2018

Musical cat takes a bow


My belated contribution to International Women's Day is this priceless photo by Manolis Mathioudakis of contemporary modal music exponent Kelly Thoma. Not only is Kelly a remarkable musician, she is also a remarkable international woman who mixes playing Carnegie Hall with giving benefits for the street dogs of Heraklion on Crete where she lives. Hearing Kelly play an open air gig with her partner in life and music Ross Daly in a village among the foothills of Crete's White Mountains confirmed the assertion by another great woman Julian of Norwich that “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” Kelly has a wide-ranging discography of solo and ensemble performances; while of particular relevance to International Women's Day is her work with the all-female international folk string quartet Tokso - see video below.



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