PRESS RELEASE

TANIA OPLAND & MIKE FREEMAN

Will present a concert of acoustic world music at

location: _______________________________________________

date: ________________________________________________

time: __________________________

Since 1995 Tania Opland and Mike Freeman have been touring the world together from home bases half a world apart, with a unique and eclectic mix of songs in several languages and acoustic music played on more instruments than any sane duo would travel with: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, cittern, violin, Native American flute, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, percussion... Their shows feature traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions, all presented with wit and style - guaranteed to provide an evening of great music and entertainment for all, especially those seeking something a little off the beaten track. Mike's irreverent sense of humor and Tania's stunning vocals provide the springboard for a rollercoaster ride across several continents and back again. Strap yourself in and enjoy!

"Tania and Mike... are definitely a partnership made in heaven.
They are quite simply one of the most original and interesting
musical combinations you're ever likely to see!
Between them they weave a fascinating musical tapestry."
-Chester Festival, Kelsall, Cheshire, UK


Mike Freeman, originally from Manchester, England, has played guitar and percussion for many years with an assortment of bands, accompanied Middle Eastern and African dance troupes, and performed at countless festivals throughout Britain and North America. He has worked on numerous recordings in the roles of musician, arranger, producer and recording engineer.

Tania Opland - born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska - performs on an array of musical instruments including an unusual 5 string violin, hammered dulcimer, hurdy gurdy and an Alaska made, double chambered, wooden ocarina. She has appeared on radio and television in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Uzbekistan, Scotland, Ireland and England.

These two divide their time between Suquamish, Washington and Inistioge, Ireland, because anyplace else would be too easy to spell. They have recorded eight albums between them (including two collaborations with best-selling author Anne McCaffrey, in Ireland), and make numerous appearances as studio musicians on other recordings in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

For further information, contact _____________________________________,

visit the opland-freeman.com website, or email opland (at) aol. com.