We Banjo 3 – from Ireland – 02/14/18 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by playing their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin ( and some Irish bodhran) in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.” [bluegrass + Irish = Celtgrass]

Bluegrass + Irish = Celtgrass!

 

One single ticket  J 397 is available online

 

The Fox (in concert-instrumental)

Happiness (music video-song)

We Banjo 3 is up of two sets of siblings — brothers Enda Scahill (tenor banjo, vocals) and Fergal Scahill (fiddle, viola, dobro, percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals) and brothers Martin Howley (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) and David Howley (lead vocals, guitar).

The Bunch Of Green Rushes-Salt Creek (instrumental)

 

 

Who
We Banjo 3 - from Ireland
When
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
SOLD OUT!!
We Banjo 3 will perform for the first time in Arizona on Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30pm. At the Berger Performing Arts Center, our usual venue for Irish music!

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June 8, 2017 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Old Blind Dogs –from Scotland – 03/03/18 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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A Room With a View—Earl O March’s Daughter

A Roome With a View—Nevertheless

Who
Old Blind Dogs --from Scotland
When
Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
Direct from Scotland, this band adds modern percussion to traditional instruments and songs, creating a sound that is both modern and traditional at the same time. A Tucson favorite for many years. This show will include the return to the United States and Tucson, by Jonny Hardie, the original Dogs fiddler, and also a singer for Old Blind Dogs. the line-up: Jonny Hardie, fiddle and vocals; Aaron Jones, lead vocals, cittern, guitar; Ali Hutton--bagpipes, flute, and whistles. Donald Hay: drums and percussion.

RESERVED SEATING for the OLD BLIND DOGS concert Saturday, March 3, 2018 on sale now. Go to Buy Tickets to purchase either from this page or home page.

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May 7, 2017 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald – 10/28/17 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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The Willow Hits: Big River/Bury Me Beneath The Willow Tree/Walkin’ After Midnight

Who
Cassie & Maggie MacDonald
When
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
From Nova Scotia, Cassie and Maggie play tunes, both sing, they step-dance and have a great energetic stage presence. Sisters from Nova Scotia, they sold out their first Tucson show 1 1/2 years ago, so we a bringing them back, and to the larger and more comfortable Berger Center. They have a new CD called The Willow Collection, with songs and tunes all with a willow theme, from trad. Canadian to Johnny Cash and everything in between.
One music video, from the new CD and one audio clip-- a varied cut, also from new CD are above to check out!

Reserved seats on sale now. Tickets are a very reasonable $22 in advance or $20 for seniors, students, or TFTM members. Door tickets $25; $23 for seniors students and TFTM.
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March 12, 2017 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill – 10/01/17 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Mary Mcmahon Of Ballinahinch/Miss Lyon’s

Who
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
When
Sunday, October 1, 2017
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
A fiddle/guitar duo with an amazing sound that is based in traditional, but goes into elements of jazz and classical in mesmerizing sets of tunes. A sound and performance of Irish music not to be missed, Martin and Dennis have not been in Tucson in about 5 years, so this concert is a welcome return. Starts 7 pm due to being on Sunday night. "THE GREAT FIDDLER MARTIN HAYES SPEAKS WITH THE SOUL OF A POET. A REMARKABLE ARTISTE, THE ONLY ONE OF HIS TYPE." --- SUNDAY INDEPENDENT, IRELAND, Quote from the Irish Times, Ireland: "if your music ration was limited to a single concert, you'd be crazy or foolish if you didn't pass that precious time in the company of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill."
Check out the music clip, watch the video. or both. If you have never seen them live, give them at least 2-3 minutes and listen carefully--many aspects to there playing that a subtle and very well done--listen and you will to catch the full depth of what these two guys can do... and want to see them live..
Tickets on sale now, all reserved--go to Buy Tickets above, or purchase select seats without the /ticket fee at the Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell or Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave. $25 in advance, $23 for senior/students,TFTM members. Door tickets: $28; $26 for members, seniors.
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March 12, 2017 · Posted in Concerts  
    

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet – 02/24/17 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
R. Carlos Nakai Quartet
When
Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00pm - And all day Saturday/Sunday - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
This concert with the quartet is opening night of a longer event: a Healing Power of Music Conference that continues all day Saturday and all day Sunday. For complete information on the conference, see below or go to www.newgroundevents.com

TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON LINE..
THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR IN THE LOBBY OF THE BERGER CENTER AFTER 6:15 PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24--that is on the evening of the show.

Friday night (Feb 24) at 7pm-9pm,
Saturday (Feb 25) 10am-9:30pm and
Sunday (Feb 26th) 10am-5pm.
Berger Performing Arts Center (1200 W. Speedway Blvd)
Tickets starting at just $25 for single events.
Let the Sound and Science of Music Heal Your Soul
3 Days of Peace-Love-Music and Fascinating Presentations that will celebrate and illuminate music’s power to create healing, happiness and harmony in your life.

Featuring 2 Internationally Renowned Musicians:
The Gabriel Ayala Quintet and The world’s premier player of the Native American flute, the 11 time Grammy Nominated R. Carlos Nakai Quartet!!
The conference will also feature:
Dr. Melinda Connor - How Music Heals Your Brain: Last time Dr. Connor gave this talk 3 years ago it receive a full and enthusiastic standing ovation at a packed theater.
Tiamo De Vettori - Inspirational Singing at it’s Finest – winner of L.A. Singer Songwriter of the Year, AND San Diego’s Best Songwriter.
Trey Vincent - 13 year Old Autistic Music Prodigy who will make your jaw drop.
Marthajane Vincent - Trey’s mother, will give a short presentation discussing the powerful effect music had allowing him a full recovery from Autism
Mark Romero - NASA Scientist verified Musical Energy Healing!!
Chad Wilkins, Music Minstrel - His Folky Inspirational Music Will Lift Up Your Heart And Soul.
Leigh Lesho and The Night Lights- Yoga of Sound infused into contemporary Pop/Folk/Rock music with beautiful lyrics of love, peace and harmony. Her lyrical music will penetrate your mind and heart in a beautiful way.
From the Top – Musical Improv. They’ll create a hilarious musical play right on the spot with audience participation and input!

Full conference info. or to purchase conference admission, visit wwww.newgroundevents.com.

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December 15, 2016 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Suzy Bogguss in concert – 04/21/17 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Suzy Bogguss in concert
When
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
NOTE the price of tickets at the door is $40; $38 for seniors and military. This was not mentioned in today's article in the Daily Star. Reserved seats are available both at $35; $33 senior, plus a $3.50/ticket on line fee. So tickets purchased online before the show are less expensive than tickets purchased at the door Friday night!
Select center seats are available at Antigone Books only. No tickets remain at the Folk Shop for this concert. No fee at Antigone other than a $1/ticket feel you use a credit card there.
Suzy is a Grammy-winning singer who returns after 4 years--and this will be her first time in the comfortable Berger Center. Suzy won a GRAMMY award (for Best Traditional Folk Album as a part of Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster) as well as several awards from the Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association, CMT, and ASCAP. Her songs have been heard on television shows and in commercials. She has performed on many national television shows including: In Performance At The White House (PBS), Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live With Regis And Kelly, and The View. Suzy was a frequent guest on National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

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December 4, 2016 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Mick Moloney with Athena Tergis – 03/23/17 – St. Francis in the Foothills

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Johnny McGreevy’s/ Owney Davey’s/ O’Callaghan’s/ Margaree Reel (Reels)

Who
Mick Moloney with Athena Tergis
When
Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:30pm - All Ages
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
One of the most knowledgable and entertaining men in Irish music today, and certainly in the United States, Mick Moloney was born in Limerick, Ireland and now out of Philadelphia. Mick plays tenor banjo and mandolin and is a fine singer in the Irish tradition. Mick is a professor, musicologist and a National Heritage Award winner. It has been over 10 years since Mick has played on a Tucson stage.
With Mick is a fine fiddler in the tradition, Athena Tergis. Athena will add to both the tunes and the vocals. Athena started by studying with Scotsman Alasdair Fraser and then continued to become a fine fiddler in both Irish and Scottish music. She has performed with Riverdance and with the newer version from Riverdance: Heartbeat of Home, and is a member of Mick's larger group, Greenfields of America.
Please listen to the audio clips--two from Mick and one from Athena. Both of the songs by Mick also have Athena playing, and should be played in the show.
Tickets are on sale online and also tickets are at Antigone Books and the Folk Shop for this general admission show.
Tickets are $20 each; $18 for seniors and students. Door price on all tickets:$23.
The show will be at St. Francis Church, which has very comfortable seating, good views of the stage from almost all seats, and fine acoustics sitting about 200.

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November 10, 2016 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis – 03/23/16 – To be announced

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Who
Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis
When
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
To be announced (map)
Other Info
One of the most knowledgable men in Irish music today, and certainly in the United States, Mick Moloney born in Limerick, Ireland and now out of Philadelphia, plays tenor banjo and mandolin and is a fine singer in the Irish tradition. Mick is a professor, musicologist and a National Heritage award winner. It has been over 10 years since Mick has played on a Tucson stage.
With Mick is a fine fiddler in the tradition, Athena Tergis. Athena will add to both the tunes and the vocals. Athena started by studying with Scotsman Alasdair Fraser and then continued to become a fine fiddler in both Irish and Scottish music. She has performed with Riverdance and with the newer version from Riverdance: Heartbeat of Home, and is a member of Mick's larger group, Greenfields of America.
Video and audio clips coming soon. By December 1, tickets will be on sale for this general admission show. Venue to be announced.

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November 9, 2016 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Goitse, from Ireland, with dancers – 03/08/17 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Goitse, from Ireland, with dancers
When
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
An award-winning young band out of Ireland, Goitse has five members, and plays great tunes and sings fine vocals. This will be their second Tucson show. They have won numerous awards since their first Tucson show and related two more CDs--two of those awards were Trad Group of the year, from Live Ireland awards, 2015, and band the year from Chicago Irish American News, 2016. Áine Mc Geeney, the vocalist, sings songs in the English and Irish language. Her sweet, charismatic voice draws audiences into the music a way very few performers can achieve.  Another award just for Aine: she won the Best Female Vocalist award in 2016, chosen by the Irish American News.
The show will also include Irish dance--- from top dancers from the group Celtic Steps, formerly Tir Conaill, Irish dancers. These dancers are a part of the world Irish dance competitions. A show to bring Tucson into the Saint Patrick's Day season in style.
All seats reserved, tickets on sale now online. Select center seats also available at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue, and at The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell, with no fee. Cash or check only at the Folk Shop.
A song and an instrumental clip are attached. For more visit www.goitse.ie

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August 27, 2016 · Posted in Concerts  
    

George Winston – 02/02/17 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
George Winston
When
Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
George returns with his Summer show, played in winter! Multi-Grammy award-winning pianist with a show of originals, jazz and stride piano. Also one of the world's top interpreters of Vince Guaraldi, of Peanuts fame. All reserved seats in small hall. One show only.
Select tickets are also available for this show at Antigone Books only, 411 North 4th Avenue-- they have selected seats only, without the online fee, although on this writing on January 18, only about 100 total are available ( all are in the first 11 rows--the entire hall has 11 rows).
On sale--reserved, $33--+$3.50 online fee/ticket.

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August 27, 2016 · Posted in Concerts  
    

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