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JUNE 2015

Saturday, June 20, 11 AM to 7 PM, (Rain date: Sunday, June 21)
5th annual BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL
at Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors, children $5, kids under-5 free!
Five entertainment stages plus food and craft vendors!
Calan (from Wales) • The Gothard Sisters • Eastern Medicine Singers • The Gnomes • Cassie & Maggie MacDonald • Robbie O'Connell & Dan Milner • Pendragon • RUNA • The Vox Hunters with Torrin Ryan • Will Woodson and Joey Abarta • Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance and more to be announced!
Call (401) 725-9272 for information or visit www.riverfolk.org/brtssf



AUGUST 2015

Saturday, August 8, 8 PM, $18.00 advance / $22.00 day of show
MATT MOLLOY, JOHN CARTY AND ARTY McGLYNN
Do they really have to make it look so easy? So remarked one reviewer having just seen the trad superstar ensemble of Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn and John Carty on stage. You can decide for yourself as the most exciting trad combination of recent times embark on their first ever tour of the USA with a stop at Blackstone River Theatre. Matt Molloy is a native of Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon - the Mecca of traditional Irish flute playing. Considered by many as the greatest flute player of our time, Matt over the years has been a member of the such luminaries as the Bothy Band, Planxty and currently the Chieftains since 1979. Born in London, John Carty has established himself among the elite of Irish traditional musicians. With numerous recordings under his belt, John Carty's musical prowess has grown to great heights. He is also a member of the bands At the Racket, Patrick Street and the John Carty Festival Band. Both Matt and John are recipients of the highest honour in traditional music, the prestigious TG4 Musician of the year Award. Matt and John come together to explore the rich and varied tapestry of the fiddle and flute tradition which they both love. They released their seminal album "Pathway to the Well" in 2008 where they were joined by Ireland's number one guitar player, Arty McGlynn. Completing the trio is indeed Ireland's number one guitar player, Arty McGlynn, who has played with Planxty, Patrick Street, De Danann and the Van Morrison Band, and has recorded and played with Christy Moore, Paul Brady, Donal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn, the Chieftains and Tim O'Brien's The Crossing. His subtle and imaginative guitar playing is the perfect accompaniment to Matt and John's unique duet. Reservations are strongly advised... Don't miss this show!



SEPTEMBER 2015

Saturday, September 12, 8 PM, $15.00
BOHEMIAN QUARTET

Saturday, September 19, 8 PM
DAVID MUNNELLY & PHILIP MASURE / THE FRETLESS

Saturday, September 26, 8 PM
THE BEE EATERS


OCTOBER 2015

Saturday, October 3, 8 PM
NORTH SEA GAS

Saturday, October 10, 8 PM
DAVID FRANCEY

Saturday, October 17, 8 PM
PATRICK BALL

Saturday, October 24, 8 PM
SUGAR RAY AND THE BLUETONES


NOVEMBER 2015

Saturday, November 7, 8 PM
RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET

Saturday, November 21, 8 PM, $15.00
AN EVENING OF MUSIC OF THE SEA & SHORE FEATURING
THE JOHNSON GIRLS, ROBBIE O'CONNELL AND DAN MILNER