Irish Christmas in America – 12/15/18 – Gregory School Auditorium

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Who
Irish Christmas in America
When
Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Gregory School Auditorium (map)
3231 North Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ, United States 85712

North of Grant on Craycroft, just South of Rillito River. Plenty of Parking.

Other Info
Celebrating its 14th year, the hugely popular holiday show “Irish Christmas in America” brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the long running show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. The 2018 tour features special guest singer Niamh Farrell, a Sligo vocalist who has toured with UK singer/songwriting star David Gray. Niamh teams up with legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, famous for his charming wit and stunning voice. And it will also feature someone new! Sea-nos dancer and bodhran player Brian Cunningham. Brain is pictured above and the other photo includes dancing by Samantha Harvey.
The family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish old-style dancing from Samantha Harvey. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2018.
Mac Diarmada enthuses about the program as a way to bring traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the States. “One of the most heartfelt themes of Irish Christmas is emigration,” says Mac Diarmada. “Music was a way that people stayed close to home.”

A sparkling tradition among holiday events, Irish Christmas in America is a special show to see this season. For more information visit irishchristmasinamerica.com

Niamh Farrell– vocals Niamh Farrell, a talented young singer from Sligo, came to attention in 2014 during a 10-month world tour with English singer-songwriting star David Gray. The tour highlight for Niamh was performing at the Ryman Auditorium, the home of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Niamh brings to Irish Christmas in America a magical voice and stage presence, invoking the warmth and charm of an Irish Christmas evening.

Séamus Begley– vocals / accordion Séamus Begley comes from the Irish-speaking region of West Kerry and is a member of one of Ireland’s most musically-acclaimed families. Famous for his heartfelt singing, Séamus is equally brilliant on the accordion, which he plays with astonishing energy and spontaneity. belting out jigs, slides and polkas with rapid sprays of ornamentation. Séamus was awarded the prestigious TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year award in 2013.

Oisín Mac Diarmada– producer / fiddle A graduate in Music Education from Trinity College Dublin/RIAM, Oisín has been described by The Irish Echo's Earle Hitchner as "one of the most gifted and creative traditional fiddlers playing today." Founder of noted group Téada, Oisín is also a regular solo performer, having appeared as guest soloist with the Southern Georgia Symphony Orchestra (USA) and Würtembergische Philharmonie Orchestra (Germany) along with an extensive recording history.

Gráinne Hambly– Irish harp /concertina Gráinne Hambly from County Mayo in the West of Ireland is an internationally recognised exponent of the Irish harp. In 1998 she completed a Masters Degree in Musicology at Queen's University Belfast, for which her main research topic was music collections and the harp in 18th-century Ireland. Since then, Gráinne has toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States, giving concerts, workshops and masterclasses.

Samantha Harvey- dance / piano Samantha Harvey is an award-winning step dancer, pianist and accordionist. She has performed throughout the world. Most recently Samantha performed in RTÉ's Centenary 2016, broadcast live from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin and with the Omaha Symphony in A Celtic Journey.

Sean Gavin- flute/uilleann pipes. Sean Gavin’s ornate and driving style on the flute and uilleann pipes reflects his lifelong immersion in traditional Irish music. Despite his young age, he is already an accomplished performer having toured extensively on three continents. Currently residing in Chicago, he remains firmly dedicated to playing and teaching traditional Irish music.

AND Brian Cunningham: Irish dance and Irish drum (bodhran).

The Gregory School hall has reserved seating!! and plenty of parking too!!
Reserved seats available NOW online, with center, select seats at Antigone Books and the Folk Shop. All tickets $25, $23 to TFTM members and seniors.
Tickets bought at door: $28; $26 seniors.

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August 22, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Les Poules a Colin – 10/26/18 – Unitarian Univ. Church

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Who
Les Poules a Colin
When
Friday, October 26, 2018
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Unitarian Univ. Church (map)
4831 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ, United States 85711
Other Info
5-piece band from Quebec playing traditional Quebecois music and originals. On fiddle, mandolin, tenor banjo, guitars, keyboards and bass, Les Poules a Colin (Colin's Chickens) play a fine combination of slow and fast fiddle tunes and songs, mainly sung in French. Instrumentals are driven by by sound of foot percussion, danced by Colin Savoie-Levac while he plays either mandolin or tenor banjo.. The other 4 are all women, including Colin's sister Marie, on bass, hence the name of the band. Beatrix Methe is on vocals and fiddle, Sarah Marchand is on keyboards and vocals and Elenore Pitre is on guitar and vocals.
Some the music they play originates in the French part of Louisiana.
A unique band, and we have lowered the price to make this music rarely heard in Tucson more accessible. Check out the videos, and we'll see you at the show!
On sale NOW on line and by September 17th at outlets. Advance tickets, general admission, are $17; with senior and student discounts at$15 advance. Door tickets will be $20.

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August 18, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Leo Kottke in concert – 02/21/19 – Temple of Music & Art

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Who
Leo Kottke in concert
When
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
Temple of Music & Art (map)
330 S. Scott Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Other Info
Leo will return, and to the Temple, where he hasn't been for quite a few years. All seats reserved. Tickets on sale both on line by July 6, and with some select seats at both the Folk Shop and Antigone Books by mid-July.

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June 2, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice – 12/14/18 – Fox Tucson Theater

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William Ackerman—Bricklayer’s Beautiful Daughter (excerpt)

William Ackerman—Hawk Circle

Who
Windham Hill's Winter Solstice
When
Friday, December 14, 2018
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
17 West Congress Street
Tucson, AZ, United States
Other Info
Celebrating the label Windham Hill at holiday time, (Not a Christmas show, but they WILL play "Carol of the Bells!") this show includes rare performances by Will Ackerman, who started the label. Also piano by Liz Story and piano, violin and vocals by Barbara Higbie. In addition, this show has cello player Ellen Sanders and another guitarist, Todd Boston. For some of the show, most of the performers will play together.
On sale now through our website, which connects to the Foxtucson.com website; with tickets from $32 up to $64--all reserved!
Click "Buy Tickets" on this page for correct link!

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May 24, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

George Winston – 02/02/19 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
George Winston
When
Saturday, February 2, 2019
7:30pm - George - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
One of the finest both original and traditional pianists of our time, George returns, and with a new CD, Spring Carousel, which benefits cancer research. Reserved seats will be on sale here on Tuesday June 19th. There will also be selected center seats available without fee and Antigone Books only by July 6th.

George enjoys this hall and usually sells out, and does a varied show. $33 advance; $38 at door if available.

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May 24, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

We Banjo 3 – 02/02/19 – TCC Leo Rich Theater

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“The Bunch of Green Rushes” and other tunes

 

Who
We Banjo 3
When
Saturday, February 2, 2019
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
TCC Leo Rich Theater (map)
260 South Church Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Other Info
4 from Ireland, 2 sets of brothers, who play Irish, old-time, blues and more on 2 banjos, fiddle, Irish drum, and other strings. 3 of the band sings. A high energy performance, their concert sold out 5 days in advance last year, so we are bringing them back again. And at TCC where alcohol is for sale, and where some dance room on sides is available throughout the show.
Tickets are on sale now on this site, with link to Ticketmaster, with fees, at the TCC itself with free parking to buy tickets and with very limited fees, and select seats at the Folk Shop, 2525 North Campbell with a $1 facility fee. Cash and checks only at the Folk Shop. Info or disability seats: 981-1475. Call 981-1475 and we will explain how to purchase disability seats for this show.

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May 11, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Karla Bonoff, with Nina Gerber – 11/17/18 – Gregory School Auditorium

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Karla Bonoff

Who
Karla Bonoff, with Nina Gerber
When
Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
Gregory School Auditorium (map)
3231 North Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ, United States 85712

North of Grant on Craycroft, just South of Rillito River. Plenty of Parking.

Other Info
Karla is one of our finest recent singer-songwriters, having written "Isn't it always Love," "Home" and "Someone to Lay Down Beside Me" as sung by Linda Ronstadt, and "Tell Me Why" as sung by Wynonna Judd, and with Linda Ronstadt. Back up by one of the best there is: Nina Gerber on various guitars.
RESERVED SEATS are on sale NOW on line for this show. Also, select center seats are on sale now at both Antigone Books and at the Folk Shop, with no fee. $1/ticket fee if using a credit card at Antigone. Cashier check only at the Folk Shop.
Comfortable raked seating in a hall that has just 11 rows and seats 370--same number of rows as Berger.
Plenty of close-by parking, entrance on west side of Craycroft, just south of River Road.

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May 8, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Realta with HighTime – 03/15/19 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Realta with HighTime
When
Friday, March 15, 2019
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
5-piece band from Ireland featuring Irish pipes, whistles, string bass, guitar, Irish drum and vocals. Opening for Realta is another 3-piece Irish band HighTime; featuring harp, guitar, flute, bodhran, and vocals. HighTime is a new trio from Connemarra, Ireland. Each group will perform a set and a grand finale will include all and dancers.
Reserved tickets on sale online now and by by September 30 at outlets, with select seats at Antigone Books and the Folk Shop. $25; $23 senior.

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March 26, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Tannahill Weavers – 09/08/18 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Tannahill Weavers
When
Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
In their 50th year, the Tannahill Weavers play mainly traditional music on vocals, fiddle, bagpipes, whistles, flute, and strings. Their high energy sets on pipes and strings are interspersed with traditional and modern Scottish song. Look for songs such as "Are you Sleeping Maggie?" "The Haughs of Cromdale" "The Highland Laddie" and of course, "Wild Mountain Thyme". The classic Scottish sounds, all in one evening...
Band members are Phil Smillie, flutes, whistles, mandolin and harmony vocals; John Martin, fiddle; Roy Gullane, guitar and lead vocals; and the latest member to join: Lorne McDougall; bagpipes, small pipes and whistles.
A new CD "Orach," on Compass Records will be available at the show.

Reserved seating available online for $25, or $23 for seniors, students and TFTM members. Tickets without fees available at the Folk Shop and Antigone Books. Door tickets $28; $26 seniors.

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March 4, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Dede Wyland and the Sonoran Dogs – 04/06/18 – St. Francis in the Foothills

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Lord Keep the Light On

Fearless Love

Who
Dede Wyland and the Sonoran Dogs
When
Friday, April 6, 2018
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
St. Francis in the Foothills (map)
4625 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

Northwest corner of Swan and River Road intersection. River Rd., just west of Swan.

Other Info
Singer Dede Wyland from the east coast join with our local Sonoran Dogs including Tucson's award-winning guitarist Pete McLaughlin, Nick Coventry on fiddle, Alvin Blaine on dobro, Mark Miracle on mandolin, Tyler James on banjo, and Brian Davies on bass. Dede has won numerous awards from the Washington, DC Music Association, and is considered one of the top vocalists in all of bluegrass music, and definitely one of the top female vocalists. She has performed here recently at the Tucson Folk Festival and for us at another church a few years ago...

Tickets on sale now. --They are general admission in the NEW hall of St. Francis Church which has better acoustics, and is larger than the church's previous hall. Seats just as comfortable as they were in the older church hall! Doors open by 7:30pm.

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January 22, 2018 · Posted in Concerts  
    

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