Hailing from the stolen territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ nations (Victoria, BC in Canada), Clanna Morna brings their take on the Celtic Traditional genre to the west coast. Their sound is rooted in the traditional Irish, Scottish and English music that many love, and features carefully crafted arrangements, rhythmic spirited energy and captivating storytelling. Comprised of an ensemble of multi-instrumentalists, their excellent musicianship and attention to detail create a unique sound. Members of Clanna Morna have been arranging and performing traditional Celtic and original music for over a decade in other projects, sharing their melodic arrangements and stories both internationally and locally.
The band is comprised of Cody Baresich (mandolins, Irish bouzouki, tin whistle, percussion, vocals), Mark Leigh (accordion, tin whistles, vocals), Finn Letourneau (fiddle, banjo, vocals), and Syver Pendlebury (guitar, vocals). With the combination of traditional instruments featuring strong melodic leads, rhythmic guitar accompaniment and foot percussion, the band covers a wide swath of musical ground. From high-energy instrumentals to slow ballads, drinking songs to sea shanties, Clanna Morna explores different aspects of folk. The band pays tribute to and takes inspiration from legendary predecessors including The Dubliners, The Pogues, the Bothy Band, Planxty, The Clancy Brothers, and The Wolfe Tones.
|Cody Baresich||Vocals, mandolins, tin whistle||2020 - present|
|Finn Letourneau||Fiddle, vocals||2020 - present|
|Mark Leigh||Accordion, tin whistles, vocals||2020 - present|
|Syver Pendlebury||Guitar, vocals||2020 - present|
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division