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McKenna Band at Skye
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will present the Paul McKenna Band at at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So. Carthage on Wednesday.
Other locations include Deertrees Theatre in Harrison on Thursday, July 25.
Curtain is 7 p.m. at each venue other than Deertrees at 7:30 p.m.
Since being awarded the title of “Best Up and Coming Artist of 2009″ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, The Paul McKenna Band have gone from strength to strength touring extensively throughout USA, Canada and Europe. Combining their love for Folk and Traditional music, as well as original songs and tunes.
The Paul McKenna Band from Scotland has been captivating audiences with live performances of their new album, titled ‘Stem the Tide’, out now on Greentrax Records. Concert highlights of 2011 include performances at The Cambridge Folk Festival England, Tonder Festival Denmark, Milwaukee Irish Festival USA and Goderich Festival Canada.
Paul has showcased regularly with a headline performances at the internationally acclaimed Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. With a contemporary approach to songs, although not straying too far from their roots, their arrangements are both fresh and innovative. The exciting sound of The Paul McKenna Band is created through outstanding vocals, driving guitar and Bouzouki, intense fiddle playing, a warm pairing of flute and whistles and dynamic bodhrán and percussion.
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. Deertrees Theatre is at 156 Deertrees Rd. in Harrison. For reservations call Skye Theatre at 562-4445, for Deertrees at 583-6747.