Carnival of Souls

ARCA’s 2014 spring season will open with a concert by the Irish Band CARNIVAL OF SOULS on Friday, On Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Lincoln Hall in Foxburg.  Leprechaun magic will abound as the highland bagpipes sound the call for the Irish  – and those hopefuls who wish they were Irish – to tap their toes and kick up their heels to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Foxburg!  To raise your musical spirits,  join us in Foxburg for this joyous family concert, as we charm the Leprechauns out to bless the audience at the beginning a weekend celebrating all things Irish.


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Returning by popular demand after last year’s rousing and spirited St. Patrick’s Day concert, the local based Irish BandCarnival of Souls, 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.     Their schedule and 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.

Ticket Prices are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students.  To Reserve Tickets, please call 724 659-3153.