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Ireland's Kane Sisters to perform
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts will present the Internationally acclaimed Kane Sisters at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday.
Curtain is at 7 p.m. at Skye and 7:30 p.m. in Unity. There is a pre-show jam session 45 minutes prior to curtain. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with the artists for a few minutes. It will be the seventh annual “Strawberry Shortcake Night” at Skye Theatre featuring reflector baked biscuits, fresh strawberries and real whipped cream.
From North Connemara, Liz and Yvonne Kane, known as The Kane Sisters, are much respected musicians and educators. Born in Letterfrack, they were educated in Kylemore Abbey School. They were taught music by their grandfather, local fiddle player, Jimmy Mullen and Mary Finn, a Co.Sligo musician and teacher.
Liz and Yvonne first came to national and international prominence during the three year period in which they toured with accordion player, Sharon Shannon as members of her band, The Woodchoppers. They traveled all over the world with her band and are featured artists on Sharon’s album The Diamond Mountain Sessions.
The Kane Sisters toured Ireland and the United States following the release of their first album and this followed with a second album entitled ‘Under the Diamond’ in 2004. Their latest album ‘Side by Side’ was launched in July 2010 at The Catskills Irish Festival in East Durham, NY and followed by a two week tour with concertina player Edel Fox.
Based in Letterfrack currently, Liz and Yvonne teach music during the school year and tour in the US during the summer. Between them, they have close to 200 students and travel all over the west coast of Ireland teaching music.
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. UCCPA is at 42 Depot St. in Unity. Ticket price is $15 at the door. For reservations at the theater you wish to attend call: Skye Theatre at 562-4445 or Unity Center for the Performing Arts at 948-7469.