Ciana performs Celtic music at Dangberg Home Ranch Thursday |

Ciana performs Celtic music at Dangberg Home Ranch Thursday

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Ciana will perform 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.
Special to The R-C |

Ciana will bring traditional Irish music to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

With fiddles, mandolin, guitars and singers, Ciana performs tunes and songs from the Irish and Celtic tradition. With a nod to those Irish musicians from whom they learned, Ciana keeps alive the Irish tradition of lively tunes and soulful songs.

Ciana’s roster includes Tina Carlsen on fiddle and vocals, Holly Sternberg on fiddle, Kathy Bly playing the guitar and octave mandolin, and Joe Bly playing flute, tinwhistle, guitar and vocals.

The group met at Irish music sessions around western Nevada, and were soon getting together to play in living rooms and coffeehouses. After playing many local performances, Ciana caught the attention of Revel Records, which quickly signed them and released their debut recording in 2012. More information is at

The concert is sponsored by SoaringNV, Douglas County, The Record-Courier, Bently Enterprises, Carson Valley Accounting, Dr. James the Dentist, Internovations Website Design, Joe Benigno’s Tree Service, NV Energy, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Full Circle Soils & Compost, Allied Sanitation, A.B.E. Printing and Copy Center, Carson Valley Sertoma, Cowboy’s Café, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

Concert tickets are $5 for adults, free for 16 and younger. Tickets are available in Gardnerville at Battle Born Wine, in Minden at 88 Cups & More, and can also be purchased at Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the gate.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. For more information, visit

Other concerts coming up at the park include country-western band Sagebrush Rebels on June 30 and The Novelists playing lyric rock on July 7.