Leo Kottke in concert – 02/27/16 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Leo Kottke in concert
When
Saturday, February 27, 2016
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT, sorry.
An icon in guitar performance, and leader of a school teaching his unique style, Leo Kottke is also a quirky singer-songwriter and on stage humorist. For those who know him, they see that he always has something new, those who haven't seen him perform yet need to plan to have the experience.
“His fingerpicking became a beautiful machine, full of syncopation, sliding and open-string voicings, with small dissonances and backward- sounding phrases.” –New York Times.
Reserved tickets are on sale online for best seating selection with $3 fee. Also select seats with no fee, at the Folk Shop on 2525 N. Campbell--cash or check only (or there would be a fee) !! the Folk Shop is open Tuesdays-Fridays 11am to 6pm and Saturday, 11am-5pm. $30 reserved.
info and disability seating: 981-1475.
A few disability seats are still left: 981-1475.

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June 10, 2015 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald – 09/17/15 – St. Francis Church

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Buain A’choirce  (song in Scots Gaelic followed by fiddle tune)



Who
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
When
Thursday, September 17, 2015
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.

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From Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Cassie and Maggie play fiddle, guitar, accordion, and keyboards and both sisters sing as well. A unique and intimate show, this duo performs exquisite music in the Nova Scotia tradition. Exciting tunes and fine vocals in both English and Scottish gaelic. Tunes include reels, jigs, polkas and airs and with fast tunes accompanied by Cape Breton style foot work. Much of the show is fiddle and piano, both played very well, and very typical of Cape Breton music! They also both do some Cape Breton style step dancing in the show (see a sample in the 2nd YouTube). Cassie is an award-winning step dancer and she sings harmony for Maggie. They just won the Live Ireland Award in 2015 for best ensemble and were also the top emerging artist in 2014 awarded by Chicago's Irish-American News.
Come see their first Tucson show and in a fine church with excellent acoustics. Plenty of parking on site.

General admission, church seats 250 total. Advance tickets $20; $18 seniors and students. $3 on line fee. Tickets are also available with no fee at Antigone Books and the Folk Shop!
Door price $23; $21 seniors and students.

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June 5, 2015 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, 9/17/2015 7:30pm

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June 5, 2015 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Run Boy Run, with Hot Club of Tucson – 11/15/15 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Run Boy Run – “Spin a Golden Thread”

Who
Run Boy Run, with Hot Club of Tucson
When
Sunday, November 15, 2015
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
Tucson's finest Americana/bluegrass band now with their 2nd full length CD out, with opening by trio playing French style acoustic jazz on violin and guitar and bass.
Run Boy Run has three women vocalists, plus two fiddles, cello, bass mandolin and more, and have appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and the band is now touring across the United States. visit www.runboyrunband.com to hear and read more.
This show is presented by In Concert! and WOVOG Foundation (www.wovog.org) and proceeds will go to TeamFox project to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Reserved tickets on sale now all seats $20 with $3 online fee. Select seats are also on sale at
Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue and the Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell, with no fees.
Note that as of now, most tickets that show as sold in row F are actually available, and on sale at the outlets; many other possible seats are available at outlets.
Door price $25 if available.

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May 9, 2015 · Posted in Concerts  
    

RUNA – 05/08/15 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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To learn more about RUNA to see more videos, hear more songs, and about the band go to http://www.runamusic.com/.

Who
RUNA
When
Friday, May 8, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
A quintet from Ireland, Canada and the US, RUNA has won awards in Ireland and the United States for their new versions of Irish and Celtic music, with vocals in Irish gaelic and English and with instrumentals on fiddle, cittern and bodhran (Irish drum) plus varied percussion. They have been called "Celtic music at its best- Brilliant." by Gene Shay of WXPX, Philadelphia, where they have played the Philadelphia Folk Festival many times. Two members from Ireland are Dave Curley of the band Slide, on vocals, cittern, banjo, bodhran, and step-dancing (Slide's and now Runa's "secret weapon") and Fionan de Barra from Dublin, on guitar and vocals.
Runa was named best Traditional Irish Band of 2013 by Live Ireland.
Lead vocals are by Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, with fiddle by Maggie Estes of Nashville, and varied percussion by Cheryl Prashker of Montreal.
For more on the band including more sound clips, video, bios and more, visit www.runamusic.com.
Once again, we thank Tucson Friends of Traditional Music for co-sponsoring this concert.

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March 21, 2015 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Dede Wyland & the McLaughlin Brothers – 02/07/15 – Unitarian Univ. Church

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Audio–Fearless Love

Audio–Lord Keep the light On

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Peter & David 3

Who
Dede Wyland & the McLaughlin Brothers
When
Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Unitarian Univ. Church (map)
4831 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ, United States 85711
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Dede Wyland is one of the country's finest country/bluegrass singers. She toured with Tony Trishka and Skyline, who she was with here in the 1980s. She also performed about 10 years ago at the Tucson Folk Festival. Dede is still singing, performing and teaching voice, and just released a CD, entitled "Keep the Light On." Featured in her band will be the McLaughlin Brothers. Peter McLaughlin lives in Tucson. Peter is a former National flatpicking champion and singer---his current band is called the Sonoran Dogs. His brother David will be here from Washington DC; and a superb mandolin player, and singer. David was a member of the Johnson Mountain Boys, is on DeDe's last CD, and he has not performed in Tucson in ages. The brothers will perform a short set without DeDe to open the 2nd half of the show. David recorded recently with DeDe--on the "Keep the Light On" CD. Rounding out the band will be and our own Nick Coventry on fiddle, Tyler James on banjo, and accomplished bass player Brian Davies, all of the Sonoran Dogs.

Tickets are $20; $18 for seniors, Desert Bluegrass Assoc., TKMA, TFTM and KXCI members.
The concert is at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd Street, just east of Swan Rd., on north side of 22nd. General admission and only 300 can be sold. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Tickets are now at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue, The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell and for this show only, tickets are also at Chicago Store East, 5646 E. Speedway, just east of Craycroft. No fee for tickets bought at the outlets.

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November 23, 2014 · Posted in Concerts  
    

George Winston in Concert – 01/31/15 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
George Winston in Concert
When
Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT. Sorry
Grammy award-winning pianist returns to Tucson for one show. George is one of America's top pianists in the stride style, and in the music of Vince Guaraldi of Peanuts fame. His original albums Summer, Autumn, December and Winter into Spring made him a star of acoustic music in the 1980s. George will perform his winter show, which will include some stride piano, Vince Guaraldi, and at least some selections from his December CD.
All will call ticket holders will be reminded with an email the week leading into the show.
For disability seating, call 520-981-1475.

Please bring a donation of non-perishable food for the community food bank if you can.

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October 16, 2014 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Altan, with Irish dancers and Liz Carroll – 03/28/15 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Altan - 2014

Altan – 2014

 

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Liz Carroll — Sevens/Michael Kennedy’s/The Cup of Tea

Altan — The Tin Key/Sam Kelly’s Jig/The Gravediggers (jigs)

Altan — Far Beyond Carrickfinn

 

Who
Altan, with Irish dancers and Liz Carroll
When
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
Altan has a 20+ year history, and is one the top bands in Irish music. They have played in larger halls in Tucson, so this show, with guests will be a treat in the Berger Center. Altan has been in Tucson many times, the last time being 9 years ago. From Donegal and other parts of Ireland, Altan plays fiddles (2 of Irelands best in one band), accordion, various strings, whistles and has two vocalists, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, also one of two fiddlers, and also guitarist and vocalist Daithi Sproule, who began his career singing with Triona and Michael O'Dhomnaill of the Bothy Band. Both Mairead and Daithi sing in Irish gaelic and in English.
Altan will be joined by one of America's finest Irish fiddlers, Liz Carroll out of Chicago--listen to her on a track by clicking above. Liz has been in Tucson at least twice, 7 years ago with guitarist John Doyle and earlier with Mick Moloney and others. Liz is a very exciting fiddler, and is also one of America's few well-known composers in the Irish style. She is the only American to ever have won an award given in Ireland for best traditional composer of the year--just 4 years ago in 2011.
Altan's new CD, The Widening Gyre, is now released on Compass Records. The CD includes American players mostly on Irish music, including Sam Bush, Tim O'Brien and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
A full Irish show, the concert will also feature Irish dancers from the Maguire Academy. Tickets are all reserved, for this show: $30 or $27 for seniors and TFTM members, available on line. Select seats are now at Antigone Books, 411 N 4th Avenue and The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell, Note that some tickets shown as sold on the on line chart are actually on sale at the two outlets, with no service fee. Tickets at the door will be $33; $30 for seniors and members.
Tickets are on sale now both on line and at outlets.
info and disability seats: 981-1475.
We thank Tucson Friends of Traditional Music for co-sponsoring this concert.

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September 6, 2014 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Lunasa and Karan Casey, direct from Ireland – 12/14/14 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Karan Casey:  The Little Drummer Girl

 

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TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT! show starts 7:00pm

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Lunasa

Who
Lunasa and Karan Casey, direct from Ireland
When
Sunday, December 14, 2014
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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PLENTY OF TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT! DOOR PRICE $30; $27 FOR SENIORS STUDENTS AND TFTM MEMBERS.
Lunasa has been called "the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet" (New York Times). Their innovative arrangements and unique approach propels Irish acoustic music into surprising and exciting new territory. They play the traditional instruments including the rarely heard Irish (uilleann) pipes fiddle, flute and whistle, and add modern sounds including from string bass.
In this special holiday performance, the all-star quintet will be joined by vocalist Karan Casey. She has been called "the best Irish traditional woman singer today... Karan Casey has no vocal peer" (Irish Times). She started with the band Solas and was last here with John Doyle.
Reserved tickets on sale now online and select center seats are at Antigone Books, 411 N 4th Avenue and The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell--no fee at outlets.
For Info or disability seats, call 981-1475.
Thanks to Tucson Friends of Traditional Music for co-sponsoring the concert.

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August 1, 2014 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Stars of Magic 2014 – 08/16/14 – Temple of Music & Art

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Who
Stars of Magic 2014
When
Saturday, August 16, 2014
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Temple of Music & Art (map)
330 S. Scott Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Other Info
Not a concert, instead an enjoyable evening of local and regional magic acts. At a reasonable price of $15 in one of Tucson's finest venues. $10 for children 12 and under. Stars include John Shryock, Ice" MacDonald, Norm Marini and many more. Listing courtesy of the local chapter of the Society of American Magicians, who put on the show every year.

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July 21, 2014 · Posted in Concerts  
    

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