Spirit Wing's performance includes original contemporary Native American Music along with traditional Eastern Woodland songs and dance (inviting the audience to participate if space is available). Barbara Andrews-Christy on Native Flute and Barry Lee on guitar.
If your venue would want a full band, we typically perform with Chris Hawley on bass and Doug Penglase on percussion to provide a full complete stage sound. When we are all there, our set can include Chicago style Blues music with the Native Flute as a primary lead instrument, giving the music a unique and special feel.
Barry is MC at many Powwows. Emcee work can be packaged with a Spirit Wing booking.
They arrived, set up and played wonderfully. Great people to work with. Definitely will have them entertain again.
As part of the celebratory ceremony, Spirit Wing (Barry and Barbara) did a traditional dance, gave what is commonly called the Boy Scout Eagle Charge, and ended with another traditional dance. They were a terrific addition to my son's Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor! Thank you Spirit Wing. - Tom F.
Price Range: $300-$1600
Gig Length: 15 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Spirit Wing is a family friendly act. We carry a positive message to our audience. We are Eastern Woodland and our music shows that. Along with our original music which is very folk/Americana in flavor using Native American Flute and guitar along with vocals. Along with many of these songs come the stories that inspired them.
We also perform Eastern Woodland social dances on traditional instruments. (water drum, horn rattles) inviting the audience to dance with us if there is room. (we'll show you how) We have done "question and answer" segments for venues that requested talking about the Eastern Woodland culture . (Barbara [Seneca/Munsee] Barry [Munsee]
Since the year 2000, Spirit Wing has appeared at many Americana Music, Folk Music, and Native American Festivals within Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland area and have traveled as far West as Colorado and South to Florida.
A small sample of our prior appearances include; Bethlehem Musikfest, Philadelphia Folk Festival 2003 and 2005, Showcased at the National Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN. Angel Mounds Native American Days, IN, Nassau Community College Folk Festival, NY. Delmarva Folk Festival, New Jersey Folk Festival, Garden of the Gods Powwow, Forksville Folk Festival, Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival, Penn’s Landing, Hickory Fest and more.
Spirit Wing has been nominated six times for a Native American Music Award. ((link hidden)) Our music comes from a strong folk/acoustic music tradition along with traditional Native songs that date back hundreds of years.
We perform mostly original contemporary material and we can supply, for an event featuring a dance tent, Eastern Woodland Traditional Social Dances. Inviting the audience to join us in doing our traditional dances.
To hear our music and learn more about Spirit Wing go to: (link hidden) and to purchase music go to: (link hidden)\spiritwing.
Additional Booking Notes
we can perform in a small setting (10x10)
we can provide our own sound if needed. For performances further than 100, lodging would be part of the deal.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 25, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Campus Event|
Past Booked Events
|November 19, 2017 • 8:30am - 12:00pm||Grove UMC, W Chester Pa|
|November 04, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Fundraiser|
|October 28, 2017 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||red hoop powwow, performance and emcee|
|August 25, 2017–August 26, 2017 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Kinzua Heritage Festival|
|August 24, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||HorseShoe Inn, Classic Country Music|
|August 19, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Tionesta NDN Festival|
|August 16, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Tionesta NDN Festival|
|August 05, 2017–August 06, 2017 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Pamanauke Powwow, Emcee + Performing|
|July 30, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Cultural Festival, RI|
|July 29, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday|
|July 22, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Cultural Festival Mass.|
|July 15, 2017–July 16, 2017 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Drums Powwow, Emcee + perfoming|
|July 01, 2017–July 02, 2017 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Hobby Horse Native Festival, Emcee + performing|
|June 24, 2017–June 25, 2017 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Kanatsioharke Festival, Fonda NY,|
|June 17, 2017–June 18, 2017 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm||Eastern Delaware Nation Powwow, Barry MC's and Spirit Wing performs|
|June 11, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Graduation|
|December 03, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||New Holland Holiday Festival, New Holland, Pa.|
|November 30, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Campus Event|
|November 12, 2016 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Red Hoop Powwow, Shepherdstown, WVa|
|October 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lanchester Harvest Festival, Hibernia Park, Coatesville, Pa|
|September 23, 2016 • 9:00am - 2:05pm||Angel Mounds, children s' programs|
|September 22, 2016 • 9:00am - 2:00pm||Angel Mounds, children s' programs|
|September 21, 2016 • 9:00am - 2:00pm||Angel Mounds, children s' programs|
|September 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Angel Mounds, children s' programs for the week|
|September 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Indian Steps Indian Festival, Indian Steps Museum, Airville, Pa|
|September 03, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Two Moon's Powwow, Schuylkill, Pa.|
|August 28, 2016 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Kinzua Hertitage Festival|
|August 27, 2016 • 10:00am - 8:00pm||Kinzua Heritage Festival, Russell, PA|
|August 26, 2016 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Kinzua Heritage Festival|
|August 25, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Horseshoe Inn, Cataragus, NY|
|August 21, 2016 • 4:00am - 6:00pm||Jamestown Unittrian Church, Jamestown, NY|
|August 20, 2016 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm||Tionesta Indian Festival, Tionesta, PA|
|August 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Tionesta Indian Fest, Tionesa, Pa|
|August 16, 2016 • 6:25pm - 8:00pm||Tionesta Pa, Indian Festival|
|August 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pamanuake Powwow, Lindenhurst, NY|
|July 31, 2016 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Cultural Survival Show, Tiverton RI|
|July 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rottowanis Powwow, Drums, Pa.|
|July 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bear, DE|
|July 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Hobby Horse Native Festival, Leesport, Pa.|
|June 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Forksville Powwow, Forksville, Pa|
|June 05, 2016 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Washington Boro Native Festival|
|June 04, 2016 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Washington Boro Native American Festival|
|May 28, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Musical Lairs, Villinova, Pa.|
|May 21, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Wolf Sanctuary Fundraiser, Litiz, Pa.|
|May 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Ontelawnee Powwow, New Tripoli, Pa.|
|April 29, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Lancaster Longhouse Frolic|
|April 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Jumbo Jam, Pembroke,NC|
|April 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Robson County Library, Pennbroke, NC|
Maisie's Morning Song
Counting Coup on the Highway
Daddy Will We Dance in the Grass
Come By Here
Man Walks Among Us
When the Buffalo Come Back
(traditional social dance)
Stomp Dance (green corn)
Influences & Inspiration
Native: Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller, Sharon Burch, Joe FireCrow
Folk: Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs
two mics, outlet for small guitar amp.
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