Usher in this winter season with Irish flute virtuoso Hanz Araki and The Celtic Conspiracy, for a special concert celebrating the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice occurs on the shortest day of the year in anticipation of the days growing longer and represents a time of renewal and rebirth of light. With traditional Celtic lyricism and grace, Hanz Araki and The Celtic Conspiracy bring this celebration of light to the Kirkland Performance Center, Saturday, December 11th. Hanz Araki:
The quintessential world music musician, Hanz Araki is the sixth generation in his family line to play the shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese flute, and the first to bring the music of Scotland and Ireland into his repertoire. He has performed around the world with the Juno Award-winning Paperboys, The Bridies, Casey Neill and an all-star tribute to The Pogues called “K.M.R.I.A.” He has played with the Seattle Symphony, the University of Washington Wind Ensemble and is featured on more than a dozen recordings and soundtracks, from feature films and documentaries to popular video games.

In 2004, Hanz released a solo album of traditional Scottish and Irish music with a fresh new slant, “Six of One, Five of the Other,” and earned him’s Best Newcomer of the Year and KLCC’s “Best Music of 2004” list.

The Celtic Conspiracy:
Hanz Araki is joined by vocalist and violinist Kathryn Claire, guitarist Matthew Hayward-Macdonald and vocalist Cary Novotny. Joined under the name The Celtic Conspiracy, these musicians lend their individual expertise to showcase the beauty and charm of the Celtic music tradition.
Don’t miss your chance to see Hanz Araki & The Celtic Conspiracy live at the Kirkland Performance Center.
Get tickets online: or call the KPC Box Office at 425-893-9900.
What:   Hanz Araki & the Celtic Conspiracy’s Solstice Concert
When:           Saturday, December 11th, 3:00 PM

Where:  Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033

Info:           Tickets: $22 – $25 (All tickets subject to a service fee)

For more information: Visit or call (425) 893-9900

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