Boys of the Lough Kaufman Auditorium Performance

Abstract/Description: The first of the full-time professional Celtic bands to arise on the international scene, Boys of the Lough occupy a unique position of respect in the world of traditional music. The Boys have established a reputation for technical brilliance and integrity in their performance of Irish and Scottish music. A ready wit and sense of fun enliven their onstage performance while their original arrangements and dynamic interactions between the two major strands of the Celtic tradition keep the music always bright and fresh. The music of the Boys of the Lough ranges widely through the fiddle, flute, piping and vocal traditions of Ireland and encompasses the fiddle music of Shetland and also Scotland and North America. As of this performance, the band consisted of Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute), John Coakley (fiddle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), and Brendan Begley (accordion).
Subject(s): Folk music
Marquette (Mich.)
Date Created: 1989-02-14