Holly Sternberg: fiddle
Joe Bly: vocals, flute, whistles and guitar
Kathy Bly: guitar and octave mandolin
Kathryn Oxoby: bodhrán
Tina Carlsen: fiddle and vocals
(Currently on sabbatical)
Cíana performs tunes and songs from the Irish and Celtic tradition in the Carson Valley at the feet of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains south of Reno. “Cíana” is an Irish word roughly meaning both “distance” and “time,” which evokes the ancient expanse that defines western Nevada.
With their unique, energetic style, Cíana wades joyfully into the deep waters of Irish and Celtic music. They combine fiery instrumentals and musical tales of life, death, and love to create a performance that gets your blood pumping and feet stomping.
With a nod of appreciation to those Irish musicians from whom they learned, Cíana keeps the Irish tradition of lively tunes and soulful songs alive in the high deserts of Nevada. While Cíana is based in Western Nevada’s Carson Valley, the swirling rhythms of traditional Irish music will quickly transport you to another time and place.