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June 3, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5 - $10
presented by the U of I Community Credit Union
Enjoy an evening of live music under the stars! Pack a picnic, grab a chair or blanket, and catch a variety of Celtic-themed music with your friends and family at Central Illinois’ best kept secret…
6–7pm The Shanties | 7pm Amasong | 7:30-9pm The Chicago Rovers | Gate House Lawn
$5/person or $10 per family, at the gate
Food + drinks for purchase (Corned beef sliders with cheese and sauerkraut, served with coleslaw; Veggie wraps; and the Caribbean Grill Food Truck)
Bring the wee folk to the Celtic Kids’ Playground (6-8pm) for fun during the show!
About the bands: The Shanties “new Irish” music is filled with rocked-up Irish favorites, old, new, and originals. The focus is the up-tempo rowdier melodies with pop Irish influence from Solas, Gaelic Storm, Great Big Sea, and Flogging Molly. The blended singing and instrument sounds of fiddle, mandolin, whistle, guitar, and the Irish (drum) bodhran create their unique sound.
Amasong is an award-winning amateur chorus performing folkloric, women-oriented, and classical music. Amasong provides an opportunity for lesbians and feminist women to gather together in the pursuit of choral excellence, and draws most heavily upon folk music from various world traditions, music written by women, and other music reflecting women’s experiences.
Performing traditional, contemporary, and original Celtic oriented music, The Chicago Rovers was formed in 1989 as a trio, but often performs with a rhythm section and guest artists. They have recorded two albums and opened for for Black 47 at Navy Pier and The Pub Crawlers at The Abbey Pub. They combine virtuoso playing, tight harmonies, and infectious good fun in a show that appeals to all ages.
For more information on the 2016 Concert Series, click here.