An Afternoon of Irish Music
July 21st, Sunday 2 pm – 6 pm, Little Theater on the Farm presents An Afternoon of Irish Music Featuring the bands Craic Agus Ceol, and the Mckrells along with the Hubbard Hall Irish Step Dancers. Craic Agus Ceol means "fun and music" in Irish Gaelic. What better name for a band that is all about combining fun and music. Every performance is filled with toe-tapping tunes and laughter. CAC is based in New York's Capital District.
The Hubbard Hall Irish Dancers are a family school of Irish Dance, dedicated to keeping cultural traditions alive, and sharing and passing on a sense of creativity, fun, movement, and community through music and dance. Some of the dancers have been at Hubbard Hall for 12 years or more, learning set and Ceili dances, traditional jigs, hornpipes, slip jigs and reels, as well as original and student-driven choreographies. Through the late ’90s and into the 2000s, The McKrells brought their brand of Celtic-influenced “folkgrass” to venues throughout the U.S and Ireland. Their formula of red-hot picking, stunning vocals and the songs of Kevin McKrell took the group to festival, coffeehouse and club stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Egg, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival, The Towne Crier and others.With The New McKrells, Kevin has once again put together an ensemble of wonderfully talented pickers: John Kribs (guitar, vocals). On mandolin, Orion Kribs. Bassist Arlin Greene, whose father is the legendary Smokey Greene, toured with The McKrells back in the early days.
On fiddle is Doug Moody. Doug has been with Kevin since 2006; his alt-country fiddle style perfectly suits Kevin’s songs and his background vocals are a signature of McKrell tunes.
This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. Little Theater on the Farm is located at 27 Plum Rd. Fort Edward, NY. Recommended donation, adults $10, students and seniors (60+) ,$7. 50/50 raffle available. Baked goods auction. For details visit our website at Little Theater on the Farm or call 747-3421