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Frank O’Dowd’s Pub - The Irish Cottage, Galena
starting at 7:30 PM
A guitarist and singer from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ian Gould's blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from "Back Home in Derry" to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2.
His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show.
Irish Dancers perform one 15-20 minute set between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m.
The Nashville Celts
Heritage Center at University of Dubuque
from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The Nashville Celts are led by musician/songwriter/producer Ric Blair. Ric Blair, is also the founder of their two popular concept shows, Roots of Great American Music and Christmas with The Celts. The Nashville Celts pack concert halls around the world including The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, The Lincoln Center, and many other Performing Arts Centers, Theaters and large Casinos. The Nashville Celts have shared the stage with a diverse range of specials guests and artists including Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh of Altan, Vince Gill, Irish singer Cathy Jordan of Dervish, Ricky Skaggs, Riverdance piper Ivan Goff from Dublin, Patty Loveless, Braveheart/Titanic piper Eric Rigler, and Tim O’Brien just to name a few. The Nashville Celts lineup features founder Ric Blair on vocals, guitars, bodhran, and piano, Laura McGhee from Dundee, Scotland on vocals and fiddle plus an ensemble of world class musicians playing uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, banjo, mandolin, bass, drums and always crowd pleasing Irish step dancers. The music of The Nashville Celts is uniquely original. When asked about their musicial style Blair says, 'I’m proud of my Irish/Scottish roots, but I am equally proud of my American music roots. So, our music has become a product of blending the two.' Blair credits the group’s popularity to their melding of modern American hit songs and sounds with organic Celtic instruments as well as the success of their PBS-TV specials. That hybrid sound and historical evolutionary process from the roots of Celtic-American immigrants to today’s most popular music is also fully depicted in the band’s new production entitled Roots of Great American Music. This high energy production demonstrates how Irish music influenced the development of American bluegrass, country, and pop music. Early in his career, Ric Blair was a promising jazz major at the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious College Conservatory of Music. A chance encounter changed the entire course of his life. 'A buddy of mine said 'Hey there’s this Irish group playing tonight,’ American-born and Nashville based Blair remembers. It took a little prodding, but he agreed to give the concert a shot. “I opened the doors, and people were literally dancing on the tables,'says Blair. 'The music was so happy. As soon as I heard the pipes and Irish whistle, something in my blood hit me and said ‘this is what I want to do’.' Today, Blair reigns as one of the country’s most respected purveyors and historians of Celtic music. In 2015, The Celts appeared on PBS TV show Music City Roots. In March of 2016 performed at The Bluegrass Underground and will soon host another PBS special called Roots of Great American Music which will feature some of the world's most famous Country music, Irish music, and pop stars as special guests. The Nashville Celts are booked by MPI Talent Agency and managed by the well known entertainment industry figure, Bruce Garfield.
starting at 8:00 PM
Tickets on sale now!
Early Entry: 6:30pm
General Admission Entry: 7pm
Columbia Nashville's Tyler Farr released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Suffer In Peace, in April 2015. Suffer In Peace made its debut in the top 5 on the BILLBOARD Top 200 Albums and BILLBOARD Country Albums Charts. Previously with the release of his debut album, Redneck Crazy, which released in 2013, landing Farr at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 made Farr the only solo male country artist in the last 10 years to have his first two studio albums debut in the top-5 on the Billboard 200 Chart. His #1, platinum-selling title-track "Redneck Crazy" was called the "song of the summer" by The New York Times and projected Farr forward to celebrate back-to-back #1 singles, including his first #1 as a songwriter, with his Gold-certified hit "Whiskey in my Water." The Missouri native's dry wit and energetic live show have earned him industry recognition as a 2014 CRS New Faces of Country Radio and 2014 Music Row "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" nominee, as well as rave reviews for his coveted opening slots touring with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Lee Brice. Tyler has appeared on the Today Show and Fox & Friend's All American Summer Concert Series. Tyler's first single off the newly released Suffer In Peace album, "A Guy Walks into a Bar," is proving to be Farr's third radio hit, currently residing in the Top 5 at country radio, and is now RIAA Certified GOLD.
Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are non-refundable. Standing room only. Lineup is subject to change.