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Groton Hill’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Two Shows!

Saturday, March 16, 2024 — 
Celtic in Meadow Hall

3:00pm – Click Here For Tickets
8:00pm – Click Here For Tickets

An afternoon and evening of high-energy traditional and contemporary Celtic music!

Katie McNally (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (piano/dance) host an all-star cast of the area’s finest players for this unforgettable show that will celebrate the Celtic diaspora with toe-tapping tunes from traditions around the globe.

Katie McNally

Fiddler Katie McNally’s imaginative and fierce music has been described as “as grounded in the tradition as it is ground-breaking” (Folk Radio UK). McNally grew up playing Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle near Boston and currently tours with her own projects: Fàrsan, Pine Tree Flyers, and the Katie McNally Trio. She has appeared at Celtic Colours, Celtic Connections, Newport Folk Festival, and The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, as well as countless folk venues throughout North America and Europe. In addition to her busy touring schedule, she is the artistic director of the Boston States Fiddle Camp and is a devoted educator who teaches regularly at fiddle camps across the country.

Neil Pearlman
A truly individual voice in the world of Celtic music, multi-instrumentalist and stepdancer Neil Pearlman continues to blaze his own trail making music that ranges from the traditional to the avant-garde, in big collectives and intimate duo projects, including his one-on-one collaborations recorded and published in the podcast TradCafé. Described as “a tremendous pianist” on BBC Radio Scotland, Neil is recognized in many Celtic music circles for his unique approach to the piano. Rooted in traditional Cape Breton piano styles, he adds jazz harmony and the syncopations of funk, Cuban, and Brazilian dance music to create a distinctive and infectious sound.

Open the Door for Three
Open the Door for Three is fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders. Their music is a rare combination of unearthed tunes from centuries-old collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the unmatched energy of a trio of good friends playing great Irish music together.

Keith Murphy
A native of Newfoundland, Keith’s traditional song repertoire is based in Eastern Canada and Quebec as well as his current home, Vermont. As a multi-instrumentalist, he is well know for his driving style of guitar playing as well as his mandolin and piano playing and his French Canadian foot percussion. He was the music director for over a dozen years with Brian O’Donovan’s annual WGBH St Patrick’s concerts in the Boston area. Keith is an accomplished composer and arranger in the realm of traditional music and has also composed for theater and film. Several of his compositions were prominent in the  Ken Burns’ documentary on the Roosevelts. He has four highly regarded solo recording showcasing his direct and intimate style of traditional singing in French and English. His arrangements are inventive but respectful of tradition, including his most recent solo project, Bright As Amber, (June 2023) which delicately incorporates bass, drums and electric guitar over his acoustic guitar and singing of old songs.

 

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Website

katiemcnally.com/

neilpearlman.com

openthedoorforthree.com

keithmurphy.bandcamp.com/

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Enjoy on-site dining in the Woodland Room, or bar service in our spacious lobby before most shows!
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