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Guitarist Eric McKenna Spreng has forged his own distinctive sound from some of the world's great musical traditions. Weaving together threads of Spanish flamenco, traditional Celtic, Classical, and Americana, Eric's original music is a contemporary tapestry of historic impressions
DRY SPELL album set to be released
Eric's long-awaited follow up to SEVEN SAILS has been completed and is scheduled for release in early June 2021. Highlighted by exceptional performances from Jonni Lightfoot (bass), Aisha Zuiter (cello) and Theresa Ellis (violin), this desert landscape inspired album is the high water mark of Eric's compositional creativity. More...
Art Exhibit Opening at the Millcreek Library | November 5th
The public is invited to join the Millcreek Arts Council for a reception for artist Mirsada Busuladzic. Mirsada is a local visual artist originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her art will be displayed throughout November at the Millcreek Library (2266 East Evergreen Avenue.)
Please join us at a reception celebrating her art Friday, November 5, from 6-7 pm. Light refreshments will be provided as well as live music by instrumental guitarist Eric McKenna. Mirsada’s art can be found online at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/mirsada-busuladzic.
1st Presbytarian Scottish Fest | October 23rd
SYNKOFA & The Salt Lake Scots Pipe & Drum Band perform at 12 C Street in the Avenues. Come see the live musical performances, browse the bake sale for Scottish shortbread, learn about our local clans, and find fun activites for the whole family! Admission is free and this event is open to the public. On Sunday we host a special worship service called Th’ Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartan. During this service representatives of various Scottish clans with in the Salt Lake Area present their clan’s tartan to be blessed by the pastors. The service also features bagpipe music, celebratory hymns, and Psalms recited in Old Scots’ Tongue Please join us for this great community festival celebrating our Scottish heritage. https://fpcslc.org/scottish-festival/
Refugee Welcome Walk in Liberty Park | September 15th
Eric & Aisha perform in Liberty Park as a welcome to our community's refugee and immigreant population. Join us in the Northeast coner of the park in the Rice Pavillion, 600 E 900 S, Salt Lake City. Come walk in solidarity with us! See KSL news (left)
Eric & Aisha perform the Venture Out Camp Adventure at Camp Tracy in Millcreek Canyon | August 13,14, 20 & 21 and Sept 3 & 4
Camp out overnight or just attend the evening program featuring The Millcreek Community Theater and Eric & Aisha's duet performance. Their music captures the beauty of Utah's Mountain and desert landscapes. More information at https://ventureout.org/camp
SYNKOFA & Barefoot John Whipple | IAMA Concert Series | July 9th
The Celtic Jazz ensemble SYNKOFA builds upon innovative folk song arrangements of violinist Theresa Ellis and adds the original compositions of guitarist Eric McKenna. The four-piece instrumental band features soloist extraordinaire Steve Wesson on the upright bass and the skillful cello lines of their newest member Aisha Zuiter. Together, they play Celtic and world roots music with a Gypsy flair, carrying listeners to the misty Irish Highlands, the hot jazz clubs of 1950’s Paris, the stone cathedrals of the Renaissance, to the porch steps of Appalachia, and beyond! Missed the show? Watch the recording on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axj8oTsN5wc More...
Eric performs solo acoustic instrumental guitar, is a member of the Celtic Jazz Ensemble SYNKOFA, plays electric lead guitar & mandolin for the rock band November Hotel, and performs in a duet with cellist Aisha Zuiter. He directs music at the Open Classroom charter school, teaches private instrument lessons, and hold a master's degree from the University of Utah in Fine Arts Teaching. He currently chairs the Music Committee of the Millcreek Arts Council