The Elders: Presented by the Irish Cultural Center
The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College invites you to an evening with The Elders, one of the most critically acclaimed American Celtic folk rock groups touring today.
Since forming in 1998 in Kansas City, The Elders have set the music scene on its ear, thanks to a skillful blend of American roots rock and amped-up Celtic folk. They have performed across the United States, Ireland, and Europe, drawing faithful crowds and earning new fans wherever they go. Guitarist Steve Phillips is enthusiastic about their return to New England, and says "It's been a long time since we've played in Massachusetts and we're super excited about returning and sharing some new music!"
Employing a variety of instruments including guitars, drums, banjo, accordion, mandolin, piano and fiddle, these six gentlemen collectively create music that transcends the stereotypical notion of Celtic music. Powerful four part harmonies, blazing instrumentals and song writing that is unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism.
The Elders are fronted by vocalist and percussionist Ian Byrne, a native of Ireland's County Wicklow, with guitarist Steve Phillips (The Rainmakers), bassist Norm Dahlor (Tommy Shaw Band, The Secrets and Shooting Star), keyboardist and fiddler Brent Hoad (The Secrets), drummer Kian Byrne (The New Riddim and The Grisly Hand) and fiddler Colin Farrell (Creel and Gráda).
To date, The Elders have produced 6 full-length studio CDs and 3 live CD/DVDs. Their newest album, "Story Road," will be released later this year. Their new DVD, "Live @ The Uptown Theater" debuts on Kansas City PBS in August, and is coming to additional PBS stations this fall.
Don't miss The Elders' only New England appearance this year. This is a special opportunity to see one of the most exciting bands in the Celtic folk rock world get your tickets today.
Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Online ticket sales end at 10:00 am on October 3. Door tickets are $25.
All sales are final. Refunds are given ONLY in the event of cancellation by performers.
Holyoke Elks Lodge (View)
250 Whitney Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
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