The Lucia Comnes Combo on Tour
In May/June of 2008, the Lucia Comnes Combo takes their first European tour playing concerts throughout Ireland. They will play shows primarily in Cork and Dublin, linking up with popular local groups including The Polskadots – a world music/gypsy band that Lucia co-founded in 2006 during her studies in Cork.
Ireland tour dates are between May 27 and June 15. Touring Band Members: Sean Stillinger (bass), Aharon Wheels Bolsta (percussion) and William Bates-Minou.
In July, Lucia will continue on tour by returning to Russia and joining up with another group, Fools Gold, to perform in the Ecological and Ethnic Puppet Festival, “Tchir Tchayan – 2008” in the Republic of Khakassia, Siberia. Fools Gold includes master drummer, Barbara Borden (bbbeat.com), bassist, Susanne DiVincenzo, and singer/songwriter Bram Kincheloe (myspace.com/arose). This trip will also include filming with drum-maker and traditional musician, Sergey Charkov, and indigenous shaman, Tatiana Kobezhikova. Look out for the documentaryâ€¦. “Keeper of the Beat” (http://www.kobmovie.com).
The Lucia Comnes Combo will return to the Bay Area, California, in August, 2008 and host a number of CD release concerts.