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Candice Night of Blackmore's Night on Taking Her Renaissance Folk Band Back on the Road

Candice Night looking straight ahead.
Howard Keel
Candice Night

Candice Night of traditional Renaissance folk band Blackmore's Night talks with WDIY's Karen El-Chaar ahead of the band's upcoming shows which will take them just outside of the Lehigh Valley.

Candice discusses what it's like to be back on the road, how she and her bandmate Richie Blackmore met, Richie being a rock musician playing renaissance music, how she began playing a traditional instrument like the shawm, and more.

Blackmore's Night will be performing the following upcoming shows:

  • Thu 5/19 - Harrisburg, PA @ The Whitaker Center
  • Fri 5/20 - Stroudsburg, PA @ The Sherman Theater

Blackmore's Night is known for the instrumentation of British guitarist and songwriter Richie Blackmore who has played in rock groups like Deep Purple and Rainbow, along with the ethereal vocals of Candice Night who has previously done backing vocals for both of Richie's aforementioned bands.

(Original air-date: 4/17/2022)

Karen El-Chaar is a longtime volunteer at WDIY. She is the host of the public affairs program, The El-Chaar Chronicles, where she discusses legal, environmental, and political issues. She is also a rotating host of WDIY music programs WDIY Classics, Jazz Factory, and Swing Sunday. Karen currently serves as the president of the WDIY board of directors.