Mar 1 2020
Ireland's HighTime Returns To Old South
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Old South Congregational Church, 235 Main St., FarmingtonOld South Church Concert Series will get a jump start on St. Patty’s Day celebrations with two bands that hale from Ireland. The celebration kicks off on Sunday, March 1st as the traditional Irish band, HighTime returns to the Old South Church stage from Connemara, the music heart of Ireland. This trio combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience to delight listeners. Featuring an usual line-up of flute, whistles, harp, bodhran, guitar and vocals (with some Irish dancing steps guaranteed to be thrown in!), HighTime makes a youthful and energetic statement.
Equal measures of music and tradition from old Ireland coupled with bold new arrangements make for a tasty platter of music, song and dance from these three young men. From the village of Ardmore on the rugged west coast, Ciaran Bolger and Seamus O' Flatharta have been immersed in the region's rich and diverse musical heritage their whole lives. Joined by a friend of many years, Michael Coult, a master in his field hailing from Glossop, Manchester, England their music encapsulates the essence of their comradery which is the driving force at the heart of this enthusiastic trio.
HighTime play with a breathtaking energy and passion that is both effortless yet drivingly soulful and fun. Neighbors, Ciaran and Seamus, and great friend, Michael, have a unique and virtuoso musical connection through so many years of performing together and individually; all the while enchanting audiences worldwide with music, song and dance steeped in the well of Irish tradition. No doubt their music and energy-fueled live performances are sure to get the hands clapping and the toes tapping.
Doors open for both concerts at 6 pm. Jam session 6:15 pm. Concert 7 pm.
Adults $15, Students $10/$5. Refreshments will be available during jam session and intermission by donation. Ticket reservations are recommended by calling 207-491-5919. Old South Church is handicapped accessible.
For more information about the band visit www.hightime.ie or on YouTube.