Multi-instrumentalist and founding member of the Irish-American supergroup Solas, Seamus Egan, will perform as Seamus Egan Project on HT’s stage on Saturday, January 5. Then, on Saturday, March 16, The Green Fields of America perform with musicologist Mick Moloney at the helm. More info and ticket information below!
It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. As a multi-instrumentalist, he’s put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle, among others. As a performer, few others can make so many instruments or such wickedly complex ornaments seem so effortless. Music comes as naturally to Seamus Egan as breath, but his mastery of the tradition is only one facet of his plans to move the music forward. Join us for this special evening on Saturday, January 5 at 8 pm! Click here to hear more and for tickets.
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, The Green Fields of America was the first group on either side of the Atlantic to bring together Irish vocal, instrumental and dance traditions on the concert and festival stage. The group continues to feature some of the most celebrated names in Irish American music and dance including National Heritage Award Recipients Mick Moloney on Banjo, Vocals and Octave Mandolin, and Billy McComiskey on Button Accordion. The group also includes: legendary singer/songwriter Robbie O’Connell, Riverdance and Sharon Shannon Band alum Athena Tergis on 5-string fiddle, World Irish Step Dance Champion Niall O’Leary, acclaimed concertina player and singer Brenda Castles, Pianist and flute player Brendan Dolan and the riveting vocals and fiddle of Liz Hanley.
An evening with The Green Fields of America is an unforgettable experience. They perform a brilliant repertoire of Reels, Jigs, Barndances, Slow airs, and Hornpipes and Set Dances accompanied by exciting, virtuoso Irish dancing from World Champion step dancers, as well as a variety of traditional and contemporary songs in Gaelic and English. All this is linked by the urbane, informative witty commentary which the group is renowned for. They have the rare capacity to appeal to folk and Irish music devotees and to general audiences of any age.
Tickets on sale to Hopewell Theater members on Monday, January 14 at 10 am and on sale to the general public on Monday, January 21 at 10 am. A special Corned Beef dinner lovingly prepared by The Peasant Grill can be ordered for this special St. Patrick’s Day weekend performance. Click here to listen and learn more.