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Allerton Irish Fest

June 5, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring:

The Shanties 6-7:30pm
FiddleFire 8-9:30pm

Location – Gate House Lawn
Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family
Food and drink available for purchase 5:30pm-9:00pm

Bring the whole family and stop by the Celtic Kids Playground from 6-7:30pm!

The SHANTIES 6-7:30pm

The Shanties “New Irish” music is filled with rocked-up Irish favorites, old, new and originals. Though there is nothing sweeter than an Irish ballad, the focus is the up-tempo rowdier melodies with pop Irish influence from Solas, Gaelic Storm, Great Big Sea and Flogging Molly to name a few.
The blended singing and instrument sounds of fiddle, mandolin, whistle, guitar, and the Irish (drum) bodhran create the unique sound of The Shanties.

FiddleFire 8-9:30pm
Presenting a fusion of multiple genres and taking the best of bluegrass, classical, Irish, and French-Canadian, FIDDLEFIRE (aka The Panning Family) creates a unique blend of their own. This “contemporary folk” has audiences of all demographics tapping their toes in time to the lively syncopations of the dynamic group.

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June 5, 2015
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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