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Delaware Band Returns Home to Celebrate 8 Years and a New Album


Kick off St. Patrick’s Day a little early, hoist a glass and celebrate Irish music! Delaware’s award-winning Celtic fusion band Mythica will play its first Wilmington show in nearly a year on Saturday, March 9 at 8:00pm at World Café Live at the Queen. The show celebrates the band’s eight-year anniversary and the release of Melissa Cox’s new live album, Transient Resonance.

Photography Curtesy of Gregg Rummel

A trio of University of Delaware graduates, Mythica ­? Melissa Cox, Matt Smith and Tim Kelly ? are looking forward to their homecoming performance after touring in New Zealand, Hawaii and the southeast United States. Joining Mythica at the Queen will be award-winning singer/songwriter Rory Sullivan, a Delaware native.

In 2005, Mythica exploded onto the local music scene with their eclectic blend of Celtic and rock music. Only a year after they formed, Mythica placed first in the 93.7 FM WSTW Summerfest Battle of the Bands, winning them an opening slot for the Spin Doctors and Sister Hazel. Since then, Mythica and lead singer Cox have shared the stage with Smash Mouth, Three Dog Night, and Tom Chapin and performed at dozens of major Celtic and folk festivals in more than 20 states, and released five albums.

Lead singer Cox recently released her new live album, Transient Resonance, with members of Mythica. The album includes tracks from performances in Hawaii, Washington, D.C., central Maryland, and North Carolina, and is available here.

World Café Live in Wilmington, dedicated to showcasing live music, attracts and inspires live musicians. The three-tiered music hall has been designed to optimize the live performance experience, from sight lines, lighting and acoustics to green rooms, equipment access and concierge service.

Tickets are $7 in advance by calling 302.994.1400 or online here. For more information about the Queen show, see Mythic’s website.