Friday, September 6, 2013

Mauch Chunk Opera House
Jim Thorpe, PA

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Mauch Chunk Opera House
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Phone: 570-325-0249
14 W Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
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With Shamrock City, Irish-American supergroup Solas delivers a singular concept album delving into the gritty world of Irish immigrants toiling in the mines of Montana, stories that resonate powerfully with contemporary accounts of field workers and sweatshop laborers. Featuring Solas founders Seamus Egan, (banjo, mandolin, low whistle, nylon string guitar), and Winifred Horan (fiddle), Mick McAuley (vocals, accordion, and guitar), Eamon McElholm (guitar, harmony vocals, electric bass, and keyboards), and making her recording debut with the band, Cork-born Niamh Varian-Barry (vocals and viola). Solas has been a leading force in traditional Irish music for the past two decades, with 10 acclaimed albums since the band’s founding in 1994. Over the years, Solas has featured some of the most gifted artists in traditional Irish music, including guitarist John Doyle, vocalist Karan Casey, and guitarist Donal Clancy. The present lineup ranks among the band’s strongest, and on Shamrock City Solas is joined by a dazzling cast of guest artists, including Crooked Still vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, cellist Natalie Haas, Carolina Chocolate Drops vocalist Rhiannon Giddens, Appalachian and Cajun banjo master Dirk Powell, and Scottish vocalist Dick Gaughan. With this latest album, Solas not only uses one man’s story to explore universal themes of displacement, the struggle of working folks for dignity, and the resilience of the human spirit, the band digs deeply into American roots music, uncovering the stylistic and emotional currents connecting the old sod with the new world.
Ticket Price: $25
Door Time:7:30 PM
Show Time:8:30 PM

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