Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Paddy Keenan and John Walsh in Concert

Who: Paddy Keenan and John Walsh in Concert
When: Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 7pm, doors at 6:30pm
Where: The Zane Grey Ballroom at The Weatherford Hotel, 23 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff
Tickets: $20 in advance, $2 discount to NACHS and FFOTM. ALL Tickets $22 at the door.
What: A great evening of Irish music on the Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, and Guitar.
Contact: Kari Barton 928-600-1365 or Kari@LivingTraditionsPresentations.com

Paddy Keenan is perhaps best-known Uilleann Piper in the world. Generally acknowledged as the most accomplished Uilleann Piper performing today, Paddy is certainly one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. He can rightfully claim his place alongside such open-style legends as pipers John Cash and Johnny Doran. He was a founding member of The Bothy Band, which was one of the greatest Irish Traditional Groups in the 1970s. The Bothy Band forever changed the face of Irish traditional music, merging a driving rhythm section with traditional Irish tunes in ways that had never been heard before. Paddy was one of the band's founding members, and his virtuosity on the pipes combined with the ferocity of his playing made him, in the opinion of many, its driving force. Bothy Band-mate Donal Lunny once described Paddy as "the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes"; more recently, due to his genius for improvisation and counter-melody, he has been compared to jazz great John Coltrane.
"In Irish music there are legends and legends and then there's Paddy Keenan."
John walsh is a guitarist, originally from Kilkenny, Ireland, now residing in New York City. He learned guitar from John Travers and grew up in the thriving music scene in Kilkenny, becoming a well-known musician throughout the traditional music world.
This concert is one you won't want to miss. Seating is very limited in the Zane Grey so purchase your tickets early! Tickets are available at Cedar Music (next to Bookman's) and from Kari Barton. Please contact Kari for more information on this concert.


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