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Kelly McDermott has traveled the U.S., Canada and Europe as performer, teacher and student.  She has a […]

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Buy the New EP! “Travel Walk to CelticA”

Travel Walk to CelticA by Nessa

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Rob Crozier is a professional musician, educator, composer/arranger and entrepreneur living in the Southeastern Michigan […]

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Daniel Palmer is an active guitarist, composer, and educator based in southern Michigan. He performs […]

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Mike List is a globalized percussionist based out of Metro Detroit playing both western and […]

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Stefan Kukurugya “What can you say about a guy whose musical credentials are longer than […]

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"Nessa put on a fantastic show for The Music Village's benefit concert series. The audience delighted in the band's virtuosity, variety of music and friendly banter. The show was a feast for the eyes and ears: traditional and eclectic instruments, sounds and rhythms from Celtic to rock. "

Nessa is a Celtic fusion group led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Kelly McDermott, known for her dazzling flute technique and beautiful, soulful voice. She is joined by co-founder/multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier to research and arrange the music of Nessa. This hard-working team re-imagines the ballads and dances of the U.K. and Europe, uniquely blending elements of classical, folk, jazz, funk and world music to create rich, complex musical hybrids. With no shortage of virtuosity, Nessa includes some of Southeastern Michigan’s hottest players. The band moves audiences with funky reels, “barn burner” jigs, and deep, soulful glimpses of old stories.Nessa has a mystical, dreamy side akin to the music of Loreena McKennitt, an energetic aspect not unlike Solas, a touch of global fusion a la Pentangle and Eilleen Ivers, and a depth and dimension similar to Brian Eno.

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