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Live Music: The Almost Irish Band

Friday, March 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

at Foothills Tasting Room

Everyone is headed for a fun time when The Almost Irish Band does the entertaining!  The group, from the region near Mount Airy NC, does a great job presenting both vocal and instrumental music in several styles.  As the name might imply, the main type of music they do is Celtic, notably Irish and Scottish music.  It’s a “fun” type of Celtic, with lots of singing, interspersed with lively fiddle tunes and—nearly always—a few surprises.  Their type of Celtic is reminiscent of the sounds made in the folk revival of the 60s and 70s, especially the songs from Ireland’s famous “The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.”

The program is always delightful in its sheer variety.  The band mixes in some old time music, some folk, and occasionally even a sea shanty, a bluegrass number, or an original song.  Different people are featured as lead singer, and the band members are multi-instrumentalists.  The shows are filled with exciting fiddle tunes, the unique and haunting sounds of the hammered dulcimer, lively music from the penny whistles, and solid rhythm from the guitar.  These things fit hand-in-glove with the great vocals, and you’ll always hear lots of right-on-spot harmony.

The Almost Irish Band consists of these members:  Tim Chadwick (guitar, vocals); Gary Chilton (hammered dulcimer, penny whistles, vocals); Roger Stamper (fiddle).

We hope you’ll make plans to be there, when The Almost Irish Band makes this appearance.

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