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May 2008 Events Calendar

May 6

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Atwater-Donnelly Trio

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15 | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

A truly exciting development in the Atwater~Donnelly duo history is the Atwater~Donnelly Trio. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Joining Aubrey (pictured) and Elwood is Cathy Clasper-Torch, a remarkable fiddler, cellist and vocalist who blends beautifully with the duo to create a perfect trio.




May 13

Blackstone River Theatre Presents: Matthew Byrne

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Since bursting on to the trad scene in 2010 with his debut recording, Ballads, Newfoundland's Matthew Byrne has swiftly earned his place as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices. His role as singer and song-finder in The Dardanelles has brought him to many major international festival stages including Winnipeg Folk Festival, Celtic Connections in Glasgow, UK, and The Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia. Matthew is currently promoting his second solo offering, Hearts & Heroes, which brilliantly showcases his musical growth as a traditional singer and guitarist, and asserts a new level of musicianship and a skill with interpreting and arranging traditional music.




May 22-29

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,497 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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