I am Fiona Solenne Howell, born of pop, indie, dance, blues and soul, trained in classical, now gone rogue. I've gone way back to the music of my ancestors – Celtic traditional music. I am of Breton, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent and as surely as it haunts my looks, it has inspired my music. I play Irish flute and whistles and I sing, mostly in Irish but, on a whim, an occasional bit in English, too.
I've made one solo CD, Crossing the Sea, with the help of some very fine friends; another CD, The Tide Full In, with my awesome fresh trad band Cróga; and a CD with my tight-as-your-favorite pub seissún band, The White Mountain Céilí Band.
I play live as often as I can with my recording colleagues so affectionately mentioned above, as well as with The Trad Gang out of Maine, a motley crew with an accordion; Guinness Mist in New Orleans, an ever-shifting crowd of cronies for the history books; and joining in live sessions in Portland, ME; Bristol, NH; Bangor, ME; Burlington, VT; or at McIntyre's in Dunkineely, Donegal. So check out my In Concert page to see where you might catch me live.
Come hear me live
Every Wednesday, 7-9 PM with The White Mountain Céilí Band at The Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH
August 3, Friday, 6:30-9:30 PM with The White Mountain Céilí Band at The Corner House Pub, Sandwich, NH
August 25, Saturday, 9-1 PM with The White Mountain Céilí Band at The Tamworth Farmer's Market, Tamworth, NH