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FEBRUARY 2017

NOTE: If a show at BRT has an advance price & a day-of-show price it means: If you pre-pay OR call in your reservation any time before the show date, you get the advance price. If you show up at the door with no reservations OR call in your reservations on the day of the show, you will pay the day of show price.

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, CALL BRT AT: 401-725-9272
Leave your name, number of tickets desired, for which show, your phone number and please let us know if you would like a confirmation phone call.



Saturday, February 18, 8 PM, $15.00
THE VOX HUNTERS / Mark Roberts, Laurel Martin & Kieran Jordan
Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are musically bound by a shared love of traditional Irish music, which originally brought them together, as well as an eclectic and ever-growing amalgam of songs both inside and far outside the realm of folk music. Combining Armand's multifaceted fiddle playing, Ben's self-developed concertina style, and a pair of complementary voices, The Vox Hunters present an exciting repertoire of driving dance tunes blended with an unorthodox collection of interesting songs. Aromin is a violin maker and musician based in Providence. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Limerick, and is a graduate of the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Mass. where he earned his diploma in Violin Making and Repair. Gagliardi is from Connecticut and has played throughout the Northeast at festivals, house concerts, and coffeehouses. He placed first in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Senior Duets competition with Jon Warner as well as Senior Melodeon and Harmonica.

Fiddler Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts on flute, banjo, and bouzouki, and Kieran Jordan, who performs percussive sean-nós ("old style") step dance present traditional Irish music and dance with sweet melodies and the heartiest of grooves. As long-time friends through music, these three artists have collaborated previously in other groups, and they have toured and performed together as part of the fiddle ensemble, Childsplay. As a trio, they present tasteful musical selections, with dance woven in as rhythmic and visual accompaniment. Performing with lyricism and consummate skill, this group also sprinkles their concerts with heart-felt anecdotes promising an uplifting show of good tunes, good steps, and good spirits.

Saturday, February 25, 8 PM, $15.00
MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS
Mist Covered Mountains makes their Blackstone River Theatre debut with a concert of Celtic music with a French accent. Molly Hebert-Wilson sings in Irish and English and plays upright bass. Guitarist Max Cohen and fiddler Donna Hébert harmonize, with Alex Bell on bodhran and Molly on upright bass. Blurring lines between past and present, Mist Covered Mountains delivers ballads in English, Irish and French supported with dynamic instrumentals from traditional and original sources. Blackstone River Theatre audiences will be familiar with Donna Hébert from her appearances with Chanterelle. She is a Massachusetts Artists' Fellow in the Folk Arts. A singer, writer and composer as well as a fiddler, Donna has two original songs on Smithsonian recordings and directs the house contradance band at Philly Folk Fest. She also directs youth performances at Old Songs and Philadelphia Folk Festivals. Molly Hebert-Wilson's nuanced vocals in English and Irish render emotions in either language. An NYU theater and Irish studies grad, she grew up with traditional music. On stage from age 9, it was obvious that Molly would stay there but it was a welcome surprise that mother and daughter wound up together. Molly's recently added the upright and electric bass to her performances. Max Cohen's sparkling guitar supports Molly's nuance with his own, adding deft, humorous lyrics and his rich baritone. Max also tours with singer Priscilla Herdman and produces and engineers CDs for his colleagues. Alex Bell joined the band in 2014 on drums and bodhran.


2017 CONCERT SCHEDULE

NOTE: If a show at BRT has an advance price & a day-of-show price it means: If you pre-pay OR call in your reservation any time before the show date, you get the advance price. If you show up at the door with no reservations OR call in your reservations on the day of the show, you will pay the day of show price.

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, CALL BRT AT: 401-725-9272
Leave your name, number of tickets desired, for which show, your phone number and please let us know if you would like a confirmation phone call.



MARCH

Saturday, March 4 - TWO SHOWS!
5 PM and 8 PM, $30.00
LUNASA with special guest KARAN CASEY

Sunday, March 5, 7 PM, $25.00 advance / $30.00 day of
SHARON SHANNON BAND

Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, $20.00 advance / $24.00 day of
TEADA

Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, $15.00 advance / $18.00 day of
PENDRAGON - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, $15.00
AINE MINOGUE


APRIL


Saturday, April 1, 8 PM, $15.00
SPUYTEN DUYVIL

Saturday, April 8, 8 PM, $15.00 advance / $18.00 day of
SUNNY CROWNOVER with THE DUKE ROBILLARD BAND

Sunday, April 9, 7 PM, $16.00 advance / $18.00 day of
TEN STRINGS AND A GOAT SKIN

Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, $16.00 advance / $18.00 day of
HANNEKE CASSEL, MIKE BLOCK AND KEITH MURPHY - CD release!

Saturday, April 22, 8 PM, $12.00
GRANT MALOY SMITH

Sunday, April 30, 7 PM, $16.00 advance / $20.00 day of
TANNAHILL WEAVERS


MAY


Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, $15.00
ATWATER-DONNELLEY TRIO

Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, $15.00
MATTHEW BYRNE