Concerts & Shows
An Irish Night at The Stanley
The Stanley Theatre Stage will showcase three Celtic bands when ‘An Irish Night at The Stanley’ comes to Utica on Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Three groups will perform including the very popular band The Elders, from Kansas City. They are no strangers to the Central New York area, having performed at The Great American Irish Festival and other local venues. Also on the Stanley stage that night will be Hair of the Dog from the Albany area along with local Irish music favorites The Blarney Rebel Band.
Since forming in 1998, The Elders have set the music scene on its ear, thanks to a skillful blend of American roots rock and amped-up Celtic folk; a cross-pollination of elements that is high-octane and progressive, yet rooted in tradition. It didn't take long to establish themselves as one of the top American Celtic-rock bands, headlining the biggest Celtic festivals in North America & Europe. Employing a variety of instruments including guitars, drums, banjo, accordion, mandolin, piano & fiddle, the band creates music that transcends the stereotypical notion of Celtic music. Powerful four-part harmonies, blazing instrumentals and song writing that is unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. To date, The Elders have produced 6 full-length studio CDs and 3 live CD/DVDs. Their album, "Gael Day," released in 2009, garnered significant radio play and their 2011 release, "Wandering Life & Times," resulted in top 25 positions on the national Americana Radio chart, while their brand new CD, “Story Road,” has been getting universal rave reviews. The band is also familiar to many television viewers, thanks to the more than 130 PBS stations across the nation that aired their "Live at the Gem Theater" Concert Special. The most recent project is "The Elders Hoolie" DVD recorded live at the historic Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO on St. Patrick's Day 2012.
Originally formed as an acoustic trio in 1993, Hair Of The Dog has become one of the world's foremost Celtic rock bands, releasing ten wildly popular CDs including their most recent, "Liam Left The Lights On Again." The Dog was also mentioned in Billboard Magazine as one of Irish Music's biggest sellers. Their song "One Sunday Morning" was featured on the 2003 Colleen Records compilation CD "Songs of Irish Freedom Vol. 3". In 2005 they appeared on "One Child At Time", a charity compilation. Other artists included U2, James Taylor, The Chieftains and Carly Simon. Hair Of The Dog has repeatedly been named "Best Band" by Upstate New York's top regional newspapers and magazines.
The Blarney Rebel Band is group of musicians from the Celtic hotbed of Central New York performing all types of traditional Irish music, from rollicking pub songs to traditional folk fare, from rousing sea songs to moving ballads, from stirring rebel songs to hand-clapping jigs and reels. It's all on display by a group of talented musicians boasting virtuoso musicianship and perfectly blended harmonies. Their debut studio CD, "Buy My Soul" has sold all over the world and throughout the United States and Canada. A cut from that CD, "Stand With Me Boys," placed No. 1 in the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast Best of 2009 Listener's Poll. BRB followed that effort in 2010 with "Beneath The Surface," which has garnered rave reviews everywhere and their most recent CD, "Pursuit," is their most ambitious and most successful yet. They are currently working on their fourth CD, scheduled for a spring 2015 release. The Blarney Rebel Band consists of Mark Sisti - banjo, mandolin, mandolin, pennywhistle, concertina, accordion, flute, vocals; Al Sisti - bass guitar, vocals; Dan Sisti - guitar, vocals; Shawn Hawley - fiddle; Gene Voce - bodhran, tambourine, percussion.
Fri Apr 3, 2015
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Ticket prices range from $15 to $45 and are available at The Stanley Box Office (10a-3p, M-F), by calling (315) 724-4000 or click the link below.Purchase Tickets
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