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Tommy Sands (10/27/2022)

Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Blue Ball Barn

1914 West Park Drive, Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, Delaware

Advanced Reserved Tickets: $26.00
Tickets Purchased at Door: $28.00
17 & under: FREE when accompanied by paying adult

Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Cash, check or credit card accepted for payment at door. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. The Blue Ball Barn is a Delaware State Parks system facility. Park entrance fees will not be in force during the concert. Ample free parking is available at the venue. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

Tommy Sands

Tommy Sands, County Down’s singer, songwriter and social activist has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime.

From the pioneering days with the highly influential Sands Family, bringing Irish Music from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Moscow’s Olympic Stadium, he has developed into one of the most powerful songwriters and enchanting solo performers in Ireland today.

His songwriting, which draws the admiration of Nobel Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney and father of folk music Pete Seeger, prompts respected US magazine Sing Out! to regard him as “the most powerful songwriter in Ireland, if not the rest of the world”.

His songs, like “There were Roses”, and “Daughters and Sons”, which have been recorded by Joan Baez, Kathy Matthea, Dolores Keane, Sean Keane, Frank Patterson, Dick Gaughan, The Dubliners and many others have been translated into many languages and are currently included in the English language syllabus in German secondary schools.

In May 2002 Tommy Sands received an honorary doctorate of Letters from The University of Nevada for his outstanding work as musician and ambassador for peace and understanding and, May 18th was pronounced “Tommy Sands Day in Reno”.

“The gentle songs of a gentle man, ringing out above the tumult and the shouting. . . Through people like Tommy Sands there will be an answer. . .”
BELFAST TELEGRAPH

“Tommy Sands has achieved that difficult but wonderful balance between knowing and loving the traditions of his home and being concerned with the future of the whole world. . .”
PETE SEEGER

HighTime (2/20/2020)

Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:30 pm

Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
(Alapocas Run State Park)
Wilmington, Delaware 19803

Tickets:
Adult – Advance: $23.00
Adult – Door: $27.00
17 & Under: FREE when accompanied by Adult

Advance sales for this concert have ended. However, tickets will be available at the door for $27.00

Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Cash, check or credit card accepted for payment at door. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. The Blue Ball Barn is a Delaware State Parks system facility. Park entrance fees will not be in force during the concert. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

HighTime are an accomplished trio from the heart of Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland. Combining Irish music with an intriguing blend of modern folk influences, they produce a rich and unique sound and an electric energy onstage. This coupled with intricate three-part vocal harmonies and displays of exceptional, rhythmic step dance, have left audiences worldwide awestruck by their performances.

Hailing from the village of Ardmore on the rugged West Coast, CiarĂĄn Bolger and SĂ©amus Ó Flatharta have been immersed in the richest of Irish Culture from a very young age. Having been raised with the Irish Gaelic language as their mother-tongue in an area steeped in the Irish tradition, their knowledge, respect and appreciation of their heritage stands indisputable. Michael Coult, who grew up surrounded by some of the finest traditional musicians in the Irish diaspora of Manchester, completes the trio. A master in his field, Michael captivates audiences with his musical prowess and knowledge of his craft. HighTime have accumulated countless awards over the years, both individually and as a group.

(Video) HighTime – “The Village of Cloch Bui”

Featuring a distinctive line up of Celtic Harp, Flute, Guitar, BodhrĂĄn, Whistles and Vocals, HighTime make a youthful and energetic statement. The past two years have seen them travel extensively, performing in concert tours across the globe. The band has continued to make waves on the music scene to date. This saw them develop a very loyal following far and wide.

HighTime play with a breath-taking passion and zeal that is both effortless and drivingly soulful. Neighbours, CiarĂĄn and SĂ©amus alongside their great friend, Michael, have a unique and dynamic musical connection, through many years of performing individually and together. Their camaraderie is apparent in their performances and permeates every venue they step foot in, resulting in genuine and mutual elation in both HighTime and their audiences.

www.hightime.ie

Cathie Ryan Band – November 1, 2004

4W5 Cafe, Wilmington, Delaware

(“Celtic Tree of Life” design ©1990 Jen Delyth)

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Lunasa – March 27, 2006

Kennett Legion Hall, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

(“Celtic Tree of Life” design ©1990 Jen Delyth)

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Grada – September 13, 2006

Kennett Legion Hall, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

(“Celtic Tree of Life” design ©1990, Jen Delyth)

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Solas: Shamrock City (3/15/2014)

Saturday, March 15, 2014 – 8:00 pm

The Green Willow and The Grand present:

Solas: Shamrock City

Grand Opera House
818 North Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware

Tickets: $23-$29 (Discount available for Green Willow patrons – see below)

Irish Central describes Solas as “magical and harmonious.” The Irish-American band, whose name means “light” in Gaelic, has recorded ten albums and toured extensively under the leadership of mandolin and banjo player Seamus Egan. Solas’s latest project is a musical multimedia story of Irish immigrant miners out West inspired by Seamus’ own family history.

Visit the band’s website: http://www.solasmusic.com/

Check out concert info on The Grand’s site: http://www.thegrandwilmington.org/Productions/1314-Season/Solas–Shamrock-City

Green Willow Discount: Patrons of Green Willow may receive a discount of $5.00 per ticket by calling The Grand Box Office at (800) 37-GRAND or (302) 652-5577 and asking for the “Green Willow Discount”. Please note: this discount is not available online, you must call The Grand to obtain it.

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