For our last concert of the year, we're lucky to welcome Claire Ness from the Yukon to Cochrane. I had the pleasure of watching Claire do a show in Fort McMurray and it was excellent. Again the cost will be $20 per person, and if there's enough interest we will get a babysitter for the kids. Also, this is another Friday night show, so we'll get started a we bit later. For more information about Claire, see the bio and links below.
Biography: “When I listen to her voice, I want her to be my friend. There’s just something so unbelievably appealing.” - RICH TREFRY, CBC
“We were so fortunate to have Claire Ness perform for our society. Claire’s performance was engaging and delightful. With expert command of her sweet and colourful voice, Claire has amazing range accompanied by a few well-placed growls. Off stage, Claire was a thoughtful, considerate, and charming house guest. Claire Ness enriches lives.” – Gallery House Concerts
Claire Ness is a singer-songwriter and multidisciplinary artist based in the Yukon. Born and raised outside of Whitehorse, Claire grew up singing Broadway show tunes while exploring the wilderness by canoe and horseback. Never far from her guitar, Claire writes prolifically in both English and French. With jazz and blues influences often wrapped into rootsy folk songs, her catchy tunes feature poetry, storytelling, imagery and metaphor, and an abundance of humour and imagination.
Claire trained in comedy at Humber College in Toronto, and in circus instruction at École Nationale de Cirque in Montréal, then founded the Yukon Circus Society in 2011 to produce circus shows and to put on circus camps for children. With a portable aerial circus rig, Claire and her team of circus artists and musicians travel to festivals and communities to play music or teach workshops in skills such as trapeze, silks, aerial hoop, juggling, stiltwalking, and unicycling.
Claire has performed at numerous events and festivals including Break Out West, Folk on the Rocks, HomeRoutes, Augusto Children's Festival, Pivot Theatre Festival, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Frostbite Music Festival, Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Palace Grand Summer Series, the Arctic Winter Games Cultural Festival, and Atlin Arts and Music Festival.
Performing songs from her latest album On the Trail (March 2017), as well as new songs, and tunes from her first two albums Hopeless Romantic and Jackfish Girl, Claire continues to entertain audiences with odes to 2-cycle engine oil, ballads of bad fishing buddies, uplifting meteorological metaphors, tunes from the trail, and candid love songs from the heart!