The trio Wylde Meade will be performing Celtic style folk songs every third Thursday at EQ Heights. Heights residents and visitors will find a mellow spot with locally sourced furnishings and nourishment, as well as a balanced selection of artisanal coffee and teas. “EQ Heights has become a social house,” says café regular Shannon Delany. “They serve great coffee, teas and food in a welcoming atmosphere where people can connect in.” There is never any cover charge for the live music, pets and children are always welcome. More Information at eqheights.com
Thursday nights, there is always live local music, and occasionally on Saturday too. That’s where Wylde Meade comes in. They are a high energy, sing-a-long trio, wailing out the tunes which sound so familiar, although you may have never heard them before. Celtic music is actually a broad grouping of music genres that evolved out of the folk music traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe. That’s why it always sounds so familiar to us. Its a crossroads of sorts.
Wylde Meade has a playlist of songs found across the pond from centuries past and brings them to you with their own special blend of humor and harmony. You may have seen them at Dickens On The Strand, ArtCrawlHouston, House Concerts, Coffee Shops and even Urban Harvest or Heights Epicurean Market on the Boulevard.
Wylde Meade is:
Cehlena Solus: vocals, recorder, bodhran, tambourine and other percussion
Once heard around the Celtic music scene in Houston, Cehlena began receiving invitations to sing with various groups and individuals. Her talent for rhythm soon had fellow musicians and great friends gifting her with percussion instruments. She began Wylde Meade in 2015.
Lowell Anderson: vocals, guitar, Irish whistle, and bodhran
Teaching himself guitar and recorder as a young adult, Lowell later formed a small praise and worship group where he performed publicly. After a week in Ireland in 2012, spending most evenings in pubs listening to Irish music, he traded recorder for Irish whistle and began learning Irish tunes. On return he attended Slow Sessions in Dallas and tries to keep up with the Houston Irish Session scene.
Paul Cooper: vocals, guitar, bazouki, mandolin banjo and fiddle
Paul played for over ten years with the three-man acoustic group, Across the Water, whose musical resume includes five CDs, three performances at England’s Chester Folk Festival and numerous sold-out gigs at Anderson Fair and other Houston venues. In addition to the U.S. and England, he has played in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Canada. He credits his development as a singer to many hours singing with church choirs, as well as the Houston Symphony Chorus.