January 10, 2010
Ennis is a dynamic original group with a unique contemporary voice flavored by deep roots and Celtic traditional influences. Maureen and Karen's charm is evident from the minute they walk on stage. They are powerful, interesting and humorous story tellers with a broad mix of Maureen's accessible original songs and uniquely interpreted tunes and ballads. They have seven CD's (one gold) and inclusion on countless compilation CD's (two Gold) to date. They have shared the stage and recorded with the Chieftains, toured with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jann Arden and Colin Linden among many others. Touring highlights include the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Strawberry Music Festival, Merlefest, the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Irish Festivals. They have also played Canada Day events on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada and Trafalgar Square in London, England.
With the stunning new CD 'Lessons Learned' Ennis at once returns to their roots and evolves beyond anything they have ever done. Honest, relevant, original music delivered with raw, pristine musicianship. Uncompromising musicality and enthusiasm. Not to be missed!