a busy schedule of concerts to offer you over the next six months. I hope youll take
advantage of this opportunity to see some of the top talents in Celtic music today while
simultaneously supporting WWUH radio, the station that brings you Celtic Airs every
Tuesday 6 - 9 AM, as well as so much more fine programming.
July 1 or 2, Ealu (?). A talented young Irish quartet making their
first US tour. Two of famous fiddler Sean Ryans children, Caitrioua on fiddle and
Brian on flute and whistle, joined by the Corbet sisters, Maria on harp and vocals, and
Fiona who is also married to Brian, on guitar and bodhran.
July 29, 7 and 9 PM Solas(c) One of the worlds most acclaimed
Irish traditional bands, based right here in the US. The line-up is still fronted by Karan
Casey on vocals and multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan with stellar support from Win Horan
on fiddle, Mick McCauley on accordion and John Doyle on guitar.
August 15, 7 and 9 PM Donal Lunny(?). "Mr. Everything" in
Irish music for the last 25 years and his latest band Coolfin. This concert isnt yet
confirmed. Ed McKeon will be producing as Im away on vacation.
September 10, Lunasa(c). Dynamic Dublin based quartet that were a BIG
HIT when they made their first appearance here in January 1999. They should have a new
album and lots of new material to amaze you on this return trip. "Theyll knock
your socks off." Sean Laffey, editor of Irish Music Magazine told me before
that first concert and they certainly did!
September 24, Sharon Shannon(?). First tour with her new six piece band
and were hoping to get lucky and snag her between gigs in Boston and New York.
Certainly one of the biggest names in Irish Music these days. If we can land her
dont miss this show.
September 30, Dougie MacLean(c). Probably the most well known
singer-songwriter in Celtdom these past ten years. His signature song
"Caledonia" has been adopted as the anthem of the new Scottish Nationalist
Party. He will have released a new album by the time of this tour, so well get to
preview alot of new material as well as many old favorites.
October 9, Christy OLeary Band(c). Former uillean piper and
singer for the Boys of the Lough, Christy has been touring with his own band for the past
two years. Theyll please your ears with some lovely tunes featuring the pipes
prominently and some great vocals by Christy.
November 19, Amam(c). A quintet of traditional musicians from Ireland,
the Scottish Islands, and Cornwall, all based in Edinburgh where theyve come
together to make some wonderful music, both traditional and original in the traditional
style. I saw them in February 1999 on their first US tour and was very impressed.
Tickets for all the confirmed shows (c) are already on sale through the
University Box Office. Call 1-860-768-4228 or 1-800-274-8587 to order yours today. I
suspect they will all sell out weeks to months in advance! The tentative concerts (?) will
go on sale as soon as we have firm contracts in place. Ill keep you apprised of the
situation when you attend the concerts and during Celtic Airs.
Copyright©WWUH: July/August Program Guide, 1999