Leprechaun magic will abound with the call of the highland bagpipes and all those lucky enough to be Irish – and all those hopefuls who wish they were Irish – will tap their toes and kick up their heels as we begin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Foxburg.
This year’s rousing and spirited concert brings back the locally based Irish Band, Carnival of Souls, which will be led by Brian and Kelly Lowry – featuring highland pipes, bodhrán drum, 12 string and bass guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, and keyboard along with high spirited vocals.
The band includes five talented members of the Lowry family. The band members are:
Roy Abbott – flute
Daryl Hartman – vocals, 12-string guitar, mandolin
Brian Lowry – keyboards, accordion, tin whistle, hammered dulcimer
Kelly Lowry – vocals, percussion
Jonathan Shegog – Highland pipes, small pipes
Caitlin Lowry – vocals, bodhran, keyboard
Benjamin Lowry – bass, six-string guitar, vocals
Joshua Lowry – fiddle, mandolin, banjo, vocals
Listen to their music from their CD No Scone Unburned – Forty-two Pound Checque/Wind that shakes the Barley on their website, Carnival of Souls. More samples of No Scone Unburned and their second CD, SconeHenge, is available through their website and CD Baby. CDs will be available for sale at the concert.
CARNIVAL OF SOULS has been performing traditional and original Celtic music in Western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia for nearly twenty years. The group uses a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional instruments to produce a rich range of music that would be at home in a pub in Dublin or a coffee shop in Shadyside.
Their first CD, “No Scone Unburned” was released in 1999 and has been acclaimed by Dirty Linen, the international magazine of folk music, and is in the Irish music archives in Dublin. They can be heard at a variety of venues in the tri-state area.
Tickets are $15 for Adults and $7 for students. To reserve, call 724 659-3153 or you soon can buy tickets online on this page.