The audience enthusiastically clapped along when Affiniti started playing Deep in the Heart of Texas at the recent Irish-American music concert in the AFA building auditorium.
Midland College hosted the event as part of the Irish American Art and Music Foundations Irish Spirit Concert Tour.
Affiniti is the name of the group which performed. The group is comprised of three members: Emer Barry, who sings soprano; Mary McCague, who plays the violin; and Aisling Ennis, who plays the harp.
Performing along with Affiniti was a second violinist Aveen McEntee, pianist Terry Browne and singer Howard Crosby.
Affiniti is a classical-crossover group, doing covers of modern songs and putting them to more classical music.
The concert was a mix of both more traditional Irish and American music and some modern music. They were accompanied by Howard Crosby as the group performed All I Ask of You from the Phantom of the Opera.
Affiniti played Deep in the Heart of Texas as a way to thank those who made this tour possible.
They also performed two covers of modern piece: Titanium by David Guetta and Rolling in the Deep by Adele.
Affiniti and the supporting performers are very talented in their craft. It was enjoyable to listen to. It is nice to see a different take on the style of music.
MC piano instructor Ruth Ann Griffin was very impressed with the quality of the performance.
“It was an amazing and unique experience to hear professional trained musicians perform the music of their country,” Griffin said.