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OnStage! Irish Music Night with Matt and Shannon Heaton, Laura Cortese and Fódhla
Chevalier Theatre
Medford, MA
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OnStage! Irish Music Night with Matt and Shannon Heaton, Laura Cortese and Fódhla
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL NOON THE DAY OF THE SHOW.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW STARTING AT 7PM.

Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled Irish music from the heart. Steeped in sessions in County Clare and brewed in the acoustic music scenes of  Chicago, and Boston, their flute/guitar/bouzouki instrumentals and sweet husband-and-wife harmony singing draw deeply from the Irish tradition.  Shannon has been compared to Alison Krauss and Altans Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh for her combination of vocal grace and instrumental prowess on Irish flute, whistles and accordion. Matt has also received multiple Massachussetts Cultural Council Grants for his CDs of original rockabilly-tinged music for kids. He fronts surf-rock band Electric Heaters and also holds a masters degree in classical guitar.  

Laura Cortese grew up in San Franciscos Scottish Fiddle community and moved to Boston to study fiddle at Berklee College of Music. She has since immersed herself in the citys vibrant traditional and indie music scenes, enjoying a busy sideman career, performing alongside Band of Horses at Carnegie Hall, Pete Seeger at Newport Folk Festival, and Patterson Hood and Michael Franti for Seegers ninetieth birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. She tours internationally with her band Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards.

After 15 years of performing together and recording on each others solo albums, Portland, Maine-based flute player Nicole Rabata and Boston-based fiddler Ellery Klein decided a group together was long overdue. With the addition of Bethany Waickman on guitar, the trio found a sound rooted in the traditional Irish music Ellery and Nicole honed during years abroad in the Irish cities of Cork, Limerick, and Ennis. The trio is also influenced by the depths of Nicoles virtuosic classical music career, Ellerys Americana sounds, and Bethanys soft-spoken, yet driving, guitar playing.

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Chevalier Theatre (View)
30 Forest Street
Medford, MA 02155
United States

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