CARNIVAL OF SOULS – Celebrate St. Patrick’s!

Brian LowryKeyboards, Accordion, Hammered Dulcimer
Kelly LowryVocals & Percussion
Caitlin Lowry ShegogVocals & Bodhran
Benjamin LowryBass, 6-String Guitar, Vocals
Joshua LowryFiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals
Roy AbbottFlute & Vocals
Daryl HartmanVocals, 12-String Guitar, Mandolin
Jonathan ShegogHighland pipes, small pipes, Vocals

For Saturday, March 14

Anyone recovering from a Cold or with Flu-like symptoms
Should Not Plan On Attending

Based on the following map of Coronavirus cases in US states and counties as of 3 PM EST on Friday, March 13 – and in consultation with Lowry family, ARCA will be presenting the St. Patrick’s Day concert of CARNIVAL OF SOULS on Saturday night, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Lincoln Hall in Foxburg. 


Returning by popular demand to get our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations off to a joyous start, the superb Celtic Band CARNIVAL OF SOULS will sound the call for the Irish on Saturday night, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Lincoln Hall in Foxburg. 

Begin your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with this joyous evening of superb Irish and Celtic Music with the very talented Lowry Family and Friends. 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 celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Foxburg.

Led by Brian and Kelly Lowry the band features highland pipes, bodhrán drum, 12 string and bass guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, and keyboard along with high spirited 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.

Tickets are $15 for Adults and $5 for students.  To reserve, call 724 659-3153 or you  can buy tickets on this page.

A Message Regarding COVID-19

ARCA cares deeply about the health and well-being of our patrons and performers.  Considering recent public health concerns regarding COVID-19, ARCA is working diligently to ensure that everyone is informed and aware of recommended precautions. At this time, based on the above map as of 3 PM EST on Friday, March 13, the Saturday, March 14 concert of CARNIVAL OF SOULS will continue as scheduled.

With that, we encourage all patrons and performers to follow precautionary  measures laid out by the CDC to limit the spread of the virus.

A Notice has been posted on Facebook and will be posted on Lincoln Hall’s door that anyone recovering from a cold, with nasal congestion, a cough or flu-like symptoms should exercise social distancing and not attend.  If anyone arrives exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms, they will asked to comply with the CDC social distancing prescribed guidelines and not attend the concert.

If you have made phone reservations or have purchased tickets online and wish not to attend, please contact us. We will cancel your reservation and happily refund your ticket price purchase.  Please contact us at or call 724-659-3153.

Any changes and cancellation of our future programming will be shared on our website and by email.


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.

The band includes talented members of the extended 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

With the luck of the Irish and by reserving tickets at 724-659-3153, you can experience the joyous music making of the Lowrey family and Carnival of Souls – which has been hailed as creative and with tight arrangements in reviews of their most recent CD – “No Scone Unburned”:

Dirty Linen
“… it’s when the band gets creative that their sound gets most interesting. There are dreamy arrangements of “Lagan Love” and “She Moves Through the Fair” with echoing keyboards and rainsticks, a version of “Bogie’s Bonnie Bell” with a rythmic variation that turns it into a sad calypso, and a rocking hammered dulcimer reel set.

The Pittsburgh Tribune/Review 
“…Arrangements are tight, and the songs bristle with tin-whistles, accordion and galloping bodhran, an Irish drum played by vocalist Bob Hartman. The band proves equally adept at pint glass-rattling rave-ups such as “Allistrum’s March” and the lush, languid American Indian ballad “Shenandoah”