Performance Date: Sunday March 17th, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Doors open at 3:00 p.m. with full bar service and appetizers available. Venue: Williamsburg Theater in Acme at 4230 M-72 East
Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at the door
In Traverse City: Oryana Food Cooperative, Brilliant Books, West Side Beverage
In Acme at the Stained Glass Cabinet and Ace Hardware
For tickets or more information call: 938-2181 or 941-8867
The Williamsburg Theater, WNMC 90.7 FM, and Connemara Concerts are delighted to be hosting a St. Paddy's Day celebration featuring the music of Finnegan with Ruby John. The concert is slated for March 17th, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Williamsburg Theater, which is located at 4230 M-72 East.
With the Williamsburg Theater offering a bit of 'green beer' to boot, it promises to be a great way to celebrate to celebrate St. Paddy's day. So gather your kin and all those who claim to be Irish..and join the March of the Leprechauns as they make their way for a bit of fun and good cheer at the Williamsburg. Finnegan with Ruby John will provide the music to lift your spirits and celebrate the wearing of the green.
It will be, as if you have traveled to the pubs of Dublin where the Guinness flows and the bright sounds of Irish Traditional Music fill the air. The band Finnegan with Ruby John will create a lively atmosphere in the tavern.
Playing concertina, penny whistle, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, guitar and bodhran, two seasoned performers captivate the audience with reels, jigs, hilarious ditties and the best-loved Irish songs.
Doc and Donna Probes have delighted audiences across Michigan for over 20 years with beautiful harmony vocals and a unique combination of musical instruments.
In addition to being long-time regulars in TC Celtic, they currently play in numerous ensembles and are well known in up-north circles. As seasoned performers they have perfected the ability to relate to any audience.
Both have traveled to Ireland to soak up the musical spirit of the Emerald Isle. Doc has studied under world-famous concertina master, Noel Hill, and can keep up with any of the best Irish “session” players across the country. Donna is the founder of the Grand River Folk Arts Society and has been steeped in traditional folk music for 30 years. Together they offer a powerhouse of sound and are the ideal choice for St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
As Irish traditional musicians they have appeared in venues all the way from Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub in Key West, Florida to the Celtic Festival in Harbor Springs, Michigan. When traveling, they always seek out the nearest pub where “session” players meet, and they have jammed with musicians from coast to coast.
Joining Finnegan for this Irish afternoon of music is the talented fiddler, Ruby John. Ruby is a talented Celtic fiddler from Northport, MI. She is Odawa and Irish and plays Celtic music with drive from her heart. Ruby grew up playing Celtic music weekly with TC Celtic and has studied with and has been mentored by some of the best fiddlers from the US and Canada. Each year she attends Julie Schryer’s and Pat O’Gorman’s AlgomaTrad Music Camp on St. Joseph Island, Canada to learn from and play music with some the most highly talented musicians from Canada. Dane Hyde accompanies Ruby on guitar when she performs and they have recorded a CD of Traditional Celtic music.
The Williamsburg Theater's St. Paddy's Day party will be a great way to celebrate the day. The performance by Finnegan with Ruby John is set for Sunday March 17th at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. with full bar service and appetizers available. Tickets are: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at: Oryana Food Cooperative, Brilliant Books, West Side Beverage and in Acme at Ace Hardware or Stained Glass Cabinet. The music will carry you back to Ireland. Why even the Leprechauns will be dancing! For more information about show, the Williamsburg Theater at: 938-2181.