St. Patrick’s Day Concert of Fiddle and Harp Music
March 16 7pm - 8pm
On March 16th, at 7:00 p.m., get prepared for St. Patrick’s Day and into an Irish mood with a special concert of traditional and contemporary Irish music with fiddler Kate O’Brien and harpist Wendy Kerner Lucas. The excitement of the fiddle pairs well with the beauty of the harp in the capable hands of O’Brien, violinist with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and Lucas, principal harpist with the Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Ridgefield Symphonies. Both artists play all over the country and are part of the group THEMSELVES which promotes Irish culture to future generations and is known for exceptional performances of toe-tapping Irish music and dance. Lucas and O’Brien love sharing the joy, spirit, and heartfelt emotion of Celtic music with their audiences and their musical performance at the Society will include history, stories and song.
This performance honors Irish immigrants drawn to Windsor starting in the mid-19th century by the Windsor Locks Canal and the paper and textile mills in Poquonock. Well-known Windsor residents of Irish descent have included teacher Inez Searle, Constable Maurice Kennedy, and members of the Dillon, Garvan, Gilligan, Mullaley and Murphy families.
This program is supported by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts, The George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, and Greater Hartford Arts Council.
Come celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day with us and enjoy Irish soda bread and apple cider. Cost for the program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for Windsor Historical Society members. Anyone wearing green gets a $1 discount! Parking is available in the Windsor Discovery Center and First Church parking lots and around Palisado Green. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.
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