The Outside Track with Socks in the Frying Pan – 02/27/15 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
The Outside Track with Socks in the Frying Pan
When
Friday, February 27, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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One of the most innovative bands in Celtic music today makes its Tucson debut, with three members from Ireland, one from Scotland, and one from the U.S. The Outside Track plays fiddle, accordion, Celtic harp, flutes and whistles, and vocals, and the band includes two dancers, one is also the fiddler, and one from Ireland--Cillian O'Dalaigh, the guitarist and only man in the band. On accordion is Fiona Black, from Ireland. Two videos attached; one instrumental and one vocal. The vocalist and flute/whistle player on this tour will be Teresa Horgan, from the Irish band FullSet--she is in the current photo above and will do extremely well replacing the vocalist and whistle player seen in the videos.
Two members of the band step-dance and a few step dancers form the Tir Conaill Academy of Irish Dance will also dance in the concert.
February 27 is a co-bill with a trio from Ireland: Socks in the Frying Pan. An up and coming traditional band direct from County Clare, they play fiddle, tenor banjo, accordion, guitar and vocals. Mainly playing traditional music, their instrumentals feature the brothers Shane and Fiachra Hayes, with vocals and guitar by Aodan Coyne. A video of an instrumental set is on top, they also sing traditional and original songs. In addition they are comedic on stage, giving the audience much to laugh about. "Musical daring!, Simply stupendous.!" Irish American News. Socks recently won the Best Group award at the LiveIreland Awards. Visit www.socksinthefryingpan.com for more music, video and lots of info.
This show will include much for everyone and introduces to Tucson two new and exciting bands.
On sale now on this site, and select seats are at Antigone Books, 411 N 4th avenue and The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell, Note that some tickets shown as sold on the online seating chart are actually on sale at the two outlets, with no service fee.
Thanks to Tucson Friends of Traditional Music for co-sponsoring the concert.

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April 29, 2014 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Beoga, with Irish dancers – 09/20/14 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Beoga, with Irish dancers
When
Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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Beoga (gaelic for ‘lively’) features five of the finest young musicians in Ireland. The band was drawn together in 2002 after ‘jamming’ in a ferocious session at the All-Ireland Fleadh. Their unique sound features the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley, and four time All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray.
In 2005, the lineup was complete, with the addition of the band's only woman, Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland’s premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle.
Beoga's sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres to intensify their sound. From bluesy riffs, to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always maintains a wonderful bouncy Irish sound. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure. A very high energy show, with the Tir Conaill Irish dancers. This show will be their 2nd Tucson show; and they have released three CDs since their last show here.
Reserved seating tickets on sale now on line ($3/ticket fee) and select seats at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave. or the Folk Shop 2525 N. Campbell, with no fee. Audio and video now on site-
More info or disability seats, call 981-1475.

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February 27, 2014 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Maura O\\\’Connell in concert – 11/17/13 – Temple of Music & Art

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Who
Maura O'Connell in concert
When
Sunday, November 17, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Temple of Music & Art (map)
330 S. Scott Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
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One of Ireland's finest signers, Maura sings Irish songs and covers songs from American writers. A powerful singer with an entrancing stage presence, this is a rare chance to see Maura, in what is billed as her last US tour. Maura will be accompanied by two back-up players on guitar and bass, and she will sing from her entire career. Sample songs included here are "Summerfly" and "Blue Chalk," both by US writers (Cheryl Wheeler and John Gorka), and the Irish song "West Coast of Clare." She will also sing some a cappella songs, the traditional Gaelic of the tune/song Danny Boy is on her last CD, Naked with Friends.
Reserved seats $22; $20 for KXCI members and seniors on sale now on line by clicking buy tickets. Select center seats are at at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue and the Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell with no fee. Door tickets $25. This show is co-sponsored with KXCI, at 91.3 FM, Tucson's community radio.

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September 18, 2013 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Celtic Fiddle Festival – 04/17/14 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Celtic Fiddle Festival
When
Thursday, April 17, 2014
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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Three fiddlers from three different Celtic traditions: Irish from Kevin Burke, Breton, from Brittany, northern France by Christian LeMaitre, and French-Canadian by Andre Brunet, with step dancing. Andre was the founding fiddler of the famed band La Bottine Souriante, one of the first French-Canadian bands to record and tour. All three fiddlers are backed with guitar from Nicolas Quemener, also from Brittany. Excellent renditions of all facets of Celtic fiddle, with superb instrumental harmonies and combinations.
This is their 20th anniversary show! and it's been more than 10 years since they've been in Tucson performing it!
Reserved seating on sale now here; Select seats also at The Folk Shop and Antigone Books for this show. Visit www.celticfiddlefestival.com for soundbites and info; more cuts coming soon to this site.

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August 14, 2013 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Paul McKenna Band – 08/19/13 – Unitarian Univ. Church

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Who
Paul McKenna Band
When
Monday, August 19, 2013
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Unitarian Univ. Church (map)
4831 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ, United States 85711
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Band from Scotland with powerful lead vocalist, plus fiddle from Nova Scotia, Irish flute and whistle and percussion including bodhran and cajon. The band just released its third full length CD, Elements, on Compass Records.
Advance tickets $17, $15 for seniors, students, TFTM and TKMA. $3/ticket online fee. To buy tickets without fee go to Antigone Books or the Folk Shop after September 1st. Door tickets $3 more $20, or $18 with discount. Info: 981-1475

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August 8, 2013 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – 12/13/13 – Unitarian Univ. Church

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Who
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
When
Friday, December 13, 2013
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Unitarian Univ. Church (map)
4831 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ, United States 85711
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One of Scotland's top fiddlers for 20+years, Alasdair plays both traditional and original tunes in the traditional style. For this show he is paired with one of his own top students, Natalie Haas on cello. Natalie studied at Julliard, then studied with Alasdair, and ended up making Celtic music her speciality. They play off each other perfectly with an exceptional sound in concert. This duo has released three excellent CDs, and the 4th, called Abundance, is being released the week of this show, and will be available at the show! their last two CDs including the new one, has guests for Scotland, Ireland and the US. Alasdair has been in Tucson many times over the years, including with his band Skyedance, and was last here with Natalie three years ago in a sold out show in a similar-sized hall.
The Unitarian Church has excellent acoustics, and good sight lines. This show is general admission with doors opening by 7:15pm. The chairs are molded plastic, comfortable, but to a point. If you want a soft surface, we recommend bringing along a small pillow.

Advance tickets are $20; $18 for seniors 60+ and TFTM members, on line here and at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue, and the Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell. $3/ticket on line fee and tickets will be held at the door. Door tickets will be $23; $21 for seniors 60+ (same as on line).

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June 8, 2013 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Run Boy Run return to Tucson – 09/28/13 – Unitarian Univ. Church

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Who
Run Boy Run return to Tucson
When
Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Unitarian Univ. Church (map)
4831 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ, United States 85711
Other Info
TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON LINE FOR THIS SHOW, OR AT OUTLETS. The only ticket to be sold at the door are from people who turn in tickets.
Run Boy Run is Arizona's finest acoustic band, having appeared twice on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, the first time at Gammage at ASU. With beautiful three part harmony singing from the three women and exceptional string playing on fiddle, cello, bass, mandolin and guitar, Run Boy Run plays both traditional music and original songs in the traditional style, bridging the gap into Americana and bluegrass music. Run Boy Run won the prestigious band contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2011, and played the festival in 2012. Their first full length CD, So Sang the Whipporwill is now out, plus a shorter EP. www.runboyrunband.com for sound bites and bio information.
They are currently on tour for the summer, all over the US. This show is their return to Tucson, and the first time here in a sit down venue with great acoustics. We are glad to return to the Unitarian Church with this show.
Note: Most seats are molded plastic, for best comfort, feel free to bring a small pillow.
DOORS OPEN BY 7:15pm, show starts at 8:00pm.
No more tickets are available--the show is sold out. We do know that some people are expecting to sell left over tickets at the door.

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June 8, 2013 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Tir Conaill–The Show – 06/04/13 – Temple of Music & Art

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Who
Tir Conaill--The Show
When
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Temple of Music & Art (map)
330 S. Scott Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Other Info
Full evening of Irish music and dance; mainly by dancers from Tir Conaill school. Also music by Chris McGrory, Mary Bouley and a vocalist. Advance tickets $12.50+ $2.50/ticket fee, for total of $15.

Tickets are general admission, and unless mailed, will be held at the door. Children 12 and under --no charge. Wine and beer available after 6:00pm.

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May 14, 2013 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Leo Kottke in concert – 01/31/14 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Leo Kottke in concert
When
Friday, January 31, 2014
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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Two tickets in 11th row center are currently available to purchase on line. in addition, one single seat in the center of the hall will be sold at the box office tonight. It is possible a pair of tickets may become available, to be sold also tonight after 7 pm. Otherwise, sold out.

Leo Kottke plays his first Berger Center concert, reserved tickets on sale now. He combines his signature guitar playing, so which a guitar style has been given him name, with off-the-walls vocals, and very funny self-depreciating humor, a combination that makes Leo one of the most successful solo artists of our time. He has combined his talents with artists as varied as John Fahey, Rickie Lee Jones and Mike Gordon of Phish and he is a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion.

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May 3, 2013 · Posted in Concerts  
    

FullSet in concert – 02/22/14 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
FullSet in concert
When
Saturday, February 22, 2014
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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Direct from Ireland, with Irish pipes, fiddle keyboards, bodhran, accordion, and vocals in English and Irish, FullSet is one of Ireland's most popular young bands. They perform Feb 22 in Tucson for the second time; their first show in September, 2012 was very well received. Their second CD Notes After Dark is now out and matches the fine sounds of their first CD, Notes at Liberty.
Irish dancers from the Tir Conaill Academy of Irish Dance will join them in their show! On sale now, all reserved. Select seats at both Antigone Books, 411 N 4th Ave, and the Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell with no fee.

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April 21, 2013 · Posted in Concerts  
    

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