Tannahill Weavers with The Outside Track – 09/16/16 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Tannahill Weavers with The Outside Track
When
Friday, September 16, 2016
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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A double bill of Scottish band Tannahill Weavers, along with a new band from Ireland, Scotland and Nova Scotia, The Outside Track- who were in Tucson for the first time last spring.
The Tannahill Weavers have been performing and recording for 25+ years and play traditional Scottish with songs like Wild Mountain Thyme, When the Kye Come Home and many more, plus high energy tunes on bagpipes, fiddle, flute and strings.
Young band Outside Track plays modern arrangements of both traditional and original tunes and songs on fiddle, accordion, Irish harp, Irish flute and strings. Outside Track just released their 3rd CD. A full evening of best best in Celtic music, new songs and tunes, with older traditional. Teresa Horgan, from Ireland and of FullSet, will be the lead vocalist and on flutes, for The Outside Track in this show.
Reserved seating on sale now on line with fee; and select center seats are also on sale now at outlets-Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave. (credit cards accepted with $1/ticket fee) and The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell, N. of Grant. No credit cards accepted at the Folk Shop--cash or check only there.

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March 17, 2016 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Old Blind Dogs – 03/26/16 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Old Blind Dogs
When
Saturday, March 26, 2016
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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One of Scotland's finest bands, known for great songs and instrumentals, all backed by modern percussion to give the band a fresh, modern sound
Reserved seating tickets on sale NOW. With Jenna Moynihan, substituting for Jonny Hardie on fiddle, Aaron Jones (various strings and lead vocals), Ali Hutton (pipes and whistle) and Donald Hay (various percussion). The Dogs are working on a new CD, so new music will be played, as well as some of the old favorites. The wait is almost over.....
Reserved tickets go on sale at, $22; $20 for seniors and TFTM members. $3 fee on line. Select seats at The Folk Shop 2525 N. Campbell, and Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue.

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November 15, 2015 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Irish Christmas in America – 12/15/15 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Irish Christmas in America
When
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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6 members from Ireland with a Christmas theme, lead by Teada's Oisin Mac Diarmada, all-Ireland champion fiddler and director of the show, with Teresa Horgan of FullSet on vocals , flute and whistle, Grainne Hambly on Irish harp and concertina, Sean Gavin on Irish (uilleann) pipes and wooden flute, with Seamus Begley on accordion and vocals. Irish step-dancer and piano player Samantha Harvey also tours with the group; other local and award-winning dancers from the Maguire Academy will be added, to be announced. this show also features a slide show from Ireland, depicting winter scenes and a demonstration of some unique seasonal Irish traditions.

Advance Reserved seating tickets $27 and $25 for seniors and TFTM members, $20 for students and age 13-18, $12 children 12 and under. Families encourage to come! Door tickets $3 more if available. Tickets on sale online now, and some select seats are at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue and the Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell--no fee for tickets purchased at outlets--$3 fee on line.

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August 7, 2015 · Posted in Concerts  
    

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–Lord Keep the light On

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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  
    

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