Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – 02/07/20 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
When
Friday, February 7, 2020
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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One of the finest duos in Celtic music today, Alasdair is from Scotland and one of the world's finest performers of Scottish fiddle, and Scottish fiddle instructors with schools in California and Scotland. His interaction with Natalie Haas on cello is superb. An evening with the two of them will not disappoint, especially in the fine acoustics of the Berger Center. Reserved seating on sale NOW. By Tuesday July 9th, select seats will be on sale at Antigone Books and the Folk Shop for the Feb. 7 concert.

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March 29, 2019 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Altan–direct from Ireland – 03/14/20 – Fox Tucson Theater

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Who
Altan--direct from Ireland
When
Saturday, March 14, 2020
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
17 West Congress Street
Tucson, AZ, United States
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Altan returns to Tucson, the Saturday before Saint Patrick's Day! Guests are probable, including at least local dancers! This will be a very special show... No Irish traditional band in the last twenty years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. They have been coming to Tucson for 25+ years since the band’s inception. With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right Altan’s latest recording is called “Gap of Dreams.”
They come to Tucson at a very appropriate time, Saturday March 14, just before Saint Patrick’s Day, and will be one of the first Irish traditional bands to perform at the wonderful 1,000 seat Fox Tucson Theatre.

Reserved seating tickets on sale now--use ticket button above to go directly to the Fox site. Reserved seating is available from $25 up to $40 right in front.

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March 9, 2019 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Daimh: returning from Scotland – 10/05/19 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Daimh: returning from Scotland
When
Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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Daimh, pronounced (dive), first visited Tucson 2 years ago at St. Francis Church . They are back with new CD and to the Berger Center. One of the finest bands out of Scotland today. Fine vocals in Scottish Gaelic by lead singer Ellen MacDonald plus full band instrumentals. Other members on bagpipes and various strings are Angus MacKenzie, Gabe McVarish, Mood Cameron, and Ross Martin. They put on a double standing ovation show when here before.

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March 9, 2019 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Old Blind Dogs – 09/14/19 – Berger Performing Arts Center

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Who
Old Blind Dogs
When
Saturday, September 14, 2019
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
Old Blind Dogs return from Scotland with a new show! original fiddler Jonny Hardie included!! Reserved tickets on sale by NOW. All new show, and will include original fiddler Jonny Hardie and singer Aaron Jones..

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March 9, 2019 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Out of Kilters with Hawthorne Hedge – 03/17/19 – La Cocina

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Out of Kilters with Hawthorne Hedge
When
Sunday, March 17, 2019
7:15pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
La Cocina (map)
201 North Court Avenue
Tucson, AZ, United States 85701
Other Info
2 local bands play on St.. Patrick's Day--evening. Hawthorne Hedge combines members formerly with Round the House and the Celtic Minstrels. Set by H. Hedge from 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm is all instrumental, followed by the Out of Kilters from 8:15 pm to 9:30pm. TO BUY TICKETS CLICK THE BUY TICKETS BAR ON HOME PAGE. CLICK Green $ ABOVE AND THAT WILL TAKE YOU THERE.
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March 2, 2019 · Posted in Concerts  
    

Laurie Lewis Trio. Sat, April 13, 7:30pm

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Who
Laurie Lewis Trio
When
Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info
Laurie Lewis, with Tom Rozum on mandolin and vocals will perform Saturday, April 13th 7:30pm at the Berger Center at 1200 West Speedway.  Laurie writes songs, and sings, plus plays guitar and fiddle has won many awards including being named twice as vocalist of the year by IBMA. She has been nominated for a Grammy many times, including just 2 years ago. And she won a Grammy for her contributions to "True Blue"  a compilation of songs by Bill Monroe.  The photo is of Laurie and Tom. An accomplished fidder named Brandon Godman will fill out the trio. Brandon has played for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and has won many fiddle championships. Some of the Row Ftickets shown online as sold are actually on sale at The Folk Shop, with no fee as well as tickets in J center, Tues-Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-5. Cash or check only accepted at Folk Shop-no cards.
For disability seating please call 981-1475.

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January 3, 2019 · Posted in Concerts  
    

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 now on line here, and select center seats are available with no fee at both The Folk Shop and Antigone Books. As of February 1, about 400 tickets have sold; the hall holds 600.
Two videos are here--the most recent, from October, 2018 is him live, with his recent beard, which shows three fun minutes of his rambling talking stage persona, followed by a new song, with great guitar work of course. The older cut "Eggtooth" shows him about 10 years ago, playing a fine solo piece.

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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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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  
    

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