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Cíana performs traditional Irish music at Dangberg Historic Park

By Miriam Hodgman
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by-reno-wall-2-crop-1-duotone-4751Cíana brings traditional Irish music to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Thursday, August 28, at 6 p.m.

With fiddles, mandolin, guitars, and singers, Cíana performs tunes and songs from the Irish and Celtic tradition. With a nod to those Irish musicians from whom they learned, Cíana keeps alive the Irish tradition of lively tunes and soulful songs.

The group’s roster includes Tina Carlsen on fiddle and vocals, Holly Sternburg on fiddle, Kathy Bly playing the guitar and octave mandolin, and Joe Bly playing flute, tin whistle, guitar and vocals.

The group met at Irish music sessions around western Nevada, and were soon getting together to play in living rooms and coffeehouses. After playing many local performances, Cíana caught the attention of Revel Records, which quickly signed them and released their debut recording in 2012. More information is at cianamusic.com.

The quartet is the last of four concerts in the park’s Twilight Acoustic Series, sponsored by Bently Enterprises, SoaringNV, Douglas County, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

The hour-long, outdoor performance begins at 6 pm. Admission is $5/person and tickets are only available at the performance, while they last. Children 16 and younger enter free. The gate opens at 5 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Soft drinks and water will be available for purchase, or visitors can bring a picnic and their favorite beverage. Dogs are not permitted in the park.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, about ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Animal Hospital. The park’s full event schedule is at dangberghomeranch.org.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and his descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history and founded Minden in 1905. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a collection of 39,000 artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg family. Programs include tours, exhibits and other public events. The park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with Douglas County.

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