Groton Grange #7 will present Robbie O'Connell and Aoife Clancy in "An Evening of Celtic Songs" at Historic Groton Grange Hall, 80 Champney St., Groton, on Friday March 8 at 8 p.m.
The concert will be staffed by volunteers and will support the Loaves & Fishes regional food pantry that serves Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley.
Admission $20./$15 Grange members. Reservations are recommended, call 978-449 9787.
Please observe local signage regarding side street parking in Groton center. Limited overflow parking is available at Florence Roche Elementary School.
For information on this and other events at Historic Groton Grange visitwww.grotongrange.com.
Groton Grange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the long term sustainability of Historic Grange Hall, raising awareness of agricultural and farming issues, and providing "green" programs to our community.
Robbie O'Connell and Aoife Clancy (pronounced Eefa) are first cousins and award winning performing artists who were raised in the small town of Carrick on Suir, Tipperary. At a young age, family members introduced them to songs and lively storytelling. Their Clancy family home in Ireland was a significant multi-generational gathering place for traditional musicians and song collectors for many years. Robbie developed a career as a touring singer songwriter and solo artist and moved to New England where he has raised his family. He was tapped to tour with his uncles for nearly two decades with The Clancy Brothers and Robbie O'Connell Band. Robbie and his family here and overseas also serve as cultural guides for travelers to Ireland. Trained as literature and philosophy major, his songs combine good humor with an extensive knowledge of the timeless themes, ancient places, poetry, and great writers of Ireland. www.robbieoconnell.comlinks you to more information and Celtica music shop.
Aoife Clancy is an anchoring member of the celtic music scene. She is the daughter of singer Bobby Clancy. She trained at the fine Gaiety Theater of Dublin, has several beautiful CD collections to her credit including Silvery Moon, and toured with the Paddy Noonan Show as well as the groundbreaking group of Irish daughters, Cherish the Ladies. She was part of the a grammy nominated Celtic evening recorded with The Boston Pops. Her current ensemble The Jammin' Divas released a first album in 2012. Aoife and Robbie collaborate in several larger groups that offer popular festival and holiday season concerts, including The Clancy Legacy, but they also greatly enjoy the format to be offered in Groton center; a lively duo show in a small setting.www.aoifeclancy.com brings you to her full schedule.