Lots of special happenings coming up on Detour this Sunday (March 16th). Bumper Jacksons, Irish music, and tickets…
Members of the Bumper Jacksons will visit to talk about their new CD, Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In, and we’ll play a few tracks as well. The band has been described as: “The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. They perform the old traditional sounds of America, heart-wrenching and youthful, and always in the spirit of raw adventure.”
St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, so we’ll have an extra dose of Irish music, minus the green beer.
And if that’s not enough, three lucky listeners will win pairs of tickets to see MASTERS OF TRADITION – Celebrating the art of Irish music on Thursday, March 27, 7:30PM at Cultural Arts Center Theatre of Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD.
Renowned fiddler Martin Hayes brings together seven of the most compelling artists in Irish music today in Masters of Tradition, for a unique concert celebrating the tradition at its most essential. The New Yorker said, “Masters of Tradition lives up to its name,” and deemed the show “not to be missed.”
The touring ensemble is based on a music festival that Hayes curates each summer in County Cork, Ireland. From solo performances to full ensemble, the concert features Irish music in its ultimate distilled beauty, from the haunting pipes to a capella voice to a fast-paced fiddle reel.
The ensemble features vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, one of Ireland’s finest “sean-nos” (old-style) singers; virtuoso accordion player Máirtín O’Connor, who has worked with the Chieftains; David Power, an All-Ireland champion on Uilleann Pipes (Irish bagpipes); fiddler Cathal Hayden from County Tyrone; and guitarist Seamie O’Dowd of the band Dervish. The group also includes Hayes’s longtime musical partner, guitarist Dennis Cahill. Born in Chicago to parents from County Kerry, Cahill provides spare accompaniment and innovative arrangements that are acknowledged as major breakthroughs in the Irish tradition.
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