March 9th- A St. Pat’s Celebration featuring John Whelan, Katie McNally and Low Lilly– Legendary Irish accordion champion John Whelan teams up with the American Roots band Low Lily and Scottish-style fiddler Katie McNally for a spectacular St. Pat’s Celebration! Exploring the Roots music of Ireland, Scotland, and America, this diverse and energetic show will showcase fiery uptempo jigs and reels alongside lushly arranged songs, featuring three fiddles, accordion, guitars, mandolin, and harmonious vocals.
-Although JOHN WHELAN grew up near London in Dunstable, England, he was raised on the fiddle and pipe music of Ireland. Dunstable has a large Irish community, and his father, Denis, was from Ireland’s County Wexford. “Ours was a very traditional household,” John says. “My father didn’t have any major vices – his only addiction was to Irish music.”
–LOW LILY explores the roots and branches of American folk music, creating a unique brand of acoustic music that is rooted yet contemporary. Low Lily is Liz Simmons (vocals, guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals, fiddle). They are all masterful players, composers and arrangers with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian sounds.
-“The new face of Scottish fiddling in the USA” (the Living Tradition), KATIE McNALLY has made waves in both the American folk music scene and abroad since the release of her debut album, Flourish, in 2013. A 2009 New England Scottish Fiddle Champion and recent cover girl for Fiddler Magazine, Katie has performed and taught fiddle courses in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Scotland, England, and France.
Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8pm
Early Bird tickets until February 12th- $20
Pre-Sale tickets at February 12th- $25
If available, tickets at the door will be $30 for this great show
This is going to be a really special night at the Hall. I hope you will join us!
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