Windsor Historical Society brings you the luck of the Irish
when it hosts the Celtic folk duo Tara’s Thistle from
7pm to 9pm on Thursday, March 16. The evening will begin
with a short discussion of Irish history in Windsor by
Society curator Erin Stevic. Then Tara’s Thistle’s
Bruce and Sandy Hedman will delight the crowd with a St.
Patrick’s Day concert filled with traditional and
contemporary Irish tunes.
1995, Tara’s Thistle combines vocal harmony with
accompaniment from the guitar, Irish drum, bagpipes, harmonica,
Irish flute, and other Celtic instruments. The duo has traveled
extensively in Ireland and Scotland and their music has a festive
and authentic flavor sure to delight listeners. Popular across
Connecticut, Tara’s Thistle has earned a place on the
CONNTours Directory of Performing Arts and is recognized as one
of the state’s premiere performance pairs.
The Tara Thistle
concert is run in conjunction with the Windsor Historical
Society’s Celebrate: Holidays in Windsor 1880-1910 exhibition
currently on view in the Society’s North Gallery. The exhibition,
which explores 19th century holidays in Windsor, will be
open during the concert. Those who miss this fun-filled event will
be green with envy!
recommended and can be made by calling the Windsor Historical
Society at (860) 688-3813. Admission is also available at the
door. The evening costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and
students, and is free to Society members. Anyone wearing green will
receive a $1 discount. The concert will be held at the Society,
which is located at 96 Palisado Avenue.