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2015 Schedule
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JULY 2015

  • We will continue our popular Monday Zumba Toning classes at 5:30 p.m. and Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. with April Hilliker
  • There will be a Tir Na Nog Irish Dance summer camp for soft shoe July 15, 16 and 17.



AUGUST 2015

Saturday, August 8, 8 PM, $18.00 advance / $22.00 day of show
MATT MOLLOY, JOHN CARTY AND ARTY McGLYNN

Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts,
through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly,
a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.
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 as a trio 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

  • We will continue our popular Monday Zumba Toning classes at 5:30 p.m. and Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. with April Hilliker
  • An 8-week session of 15 levels of Irish step dance classes for children, teens and adults with Erika Damiani begins September 10, 11, 12 and 13.
  • A 6-week session of 6 levels of group fiddle classes with Cathy Clasper-Torch begins September 8, 9 and 10.
  • A new monthly series of roots music appreciation classes with Duke Robillard will take place the first Sunday of every month starting on September 6.



Saturday, September 12, 8 PM, $15.00
BOHEMIAN QUARTET
(concert preceded by 7:30 p.m. film on Romany music & culture)
Also featuring an afternoon workshop for intermediate and advanced string players 1:30-4:00 p.m.
The workshop is made possible thanks to the generosity of Dennis McCarten, McCarten Violins, LLC


Saturday, September 19, 8 PM, $15.00 adv / $18.00 day of show
THE FRETLESS

2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards - Ensemble of the Year

Saturday, September 26, 8 PM, $15.00
THE BEE EATERS



OCTOBER 2015

  • We will continue our popular Monday Zumba Toning classes at 5:30 p.m. and Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. with April Hilliker
  • An 8-week session of 15 levels of Irish step dance classes for children, teens and adults with Erika Damiani continues on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • A 6-week session of 6 levels of group fiddle classes with Cathy Clasper-Torch continues in October and another session begins Oct. 20 and 21.
  • A new monthly series of roots music appreciation classes with Duke Robillard will take place on October 4.
  • A two-day class in Celtic stone carving for beginners with Laura Travis takes place October 3-4.



Saturday, October 3, 8 PM, $15.00
NORTH SEA GAS

Saturday, October 10, 8 PM, $15.00
DAVID FRANCEY

Saturday, October 17, 8 PM, $15.00
PATRICK BALL

Saturday, October 24, 8 PM, $15.00
SUGAR RAY AND THE BLUETONES

Saturday, October 31, 2 PM MATINEE, $10.00 adv / $12.00 day of show
DIXIE DIEHARDS JAZZ BAND



NOVEMBER 2015

  • We will continue our popular Monday Zumba Toning classes at 5:30 p.m. and Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. with April Hilliker
  • A 3-week session of Irish step dance classes for children, teens and adults with Erika Damiani begins on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in November.
  • A 6-week session of 6 levels of group fiddle classes with Cathy Clasper-Torch continues in November.
  • A new monthly series of roots music appreciation classes with Duke Robillard will take place on November 1.



Saturday, November 7, 8 PM, $15.00
RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET

Saturday, November 14, 8 PM, $15.00 adv / $18.00 day of show
AN EVENING OF MUSIC OF THE SEA & SHORE FEATURING
THE JOHNSON GIRLS, ROBBIE O'CONNELL AND DAN MILNER

Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts,
through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly,
a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.


Saturday, November 21, 8 PM, $15.00
MARY ANN ROSSONI & FRIENDS

Saturday, November 28, 7:30 PM, $20.00
BRT HOMECOMING CONCERT & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER