Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blackstone River Theatre - Irish piper Paddy Keenan!


solstice festival


This year's Solstice Fest was our biggest yet... stay tuned for more on the 2015 festival set for
June 20! 

Zumba with April Hilliker on Mondays, 6:30 PM

Saturday, Oct 25 

Beginner/Continuing beginner mountain dulcimer session begins with Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly

Saturday, October 25, 8 PM 
PADDY KEENAN with Jimmy Noonan

Saturday, November 1 
Flynn Cohen & the Deadstring Ensemble / Kathleen Conneely &
Mark Roberts

Saturday, November 8 

Sunday, November 9, 4 pm 
CONTRA DANCE with WHITE SQUALL and caller Paul Wilde

Friday, November 14 
Cumberland Land Trust Winetasting Fundraiser

Saturday, November 15 

Thursday, November 20 
AJAX - Greek tragedy
by Sophocles
by Providence College and Salve Regina University

Saturday, November 22

Saturday, November 29 

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parking lot By the time most of you come to the theatre again, you will see our beautiful new parking lot and front walkway! Huge thanks to the Champlin Foundation and the Town of Cumberland for making this major improvement a reality!

We are looking forward to having the amazing Paddy Keenan with us Saturday and we look ahead to next Saturday when we present a great split concert featuring Flynn Cohen and the Deadstring Ensemble and Kathleen Conneely & Mark Roberts.

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PADDY KEENAN with Jimmy Noonan

paddy keenan

Paddy Keenan, who has been referred to as "the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes," and "the King of the pipers," is generally acknowledged as one of the most accomplished, innovative uilleann pipers playing today. Paddy was the 2003 recipient of the Irish National Traditional Musician Award. Specializing in a wild, fluid style solely his own, Paddy was a founding member of the Bothy Band, one of the most influential Celtic bands of the 1970s. Keenan continues to tour in Europe and the U.S. and has released several solo albums. 

Flute player Jimmy Noonan hails from Cleveland, Ohio but has been a proud Boston resident since 1985. A two-time US Western champion on both the tin whistle and concert flute, Noonan has played Irish traditional music for over thirty-five years and has been teaching Irish music in the US and Canada for over fifteen years. He has taught at Boston College since 1996.

Paddy was born in Trim, Co. Meath, to John Keenan and the former Mary Bravender. The Keenans were a Travelling family (the wanderers of Ireland known amongst themselves as Pavees) steeped in traditional music; both Paddy's father and grandfather were uilleann pipers. Taking up pipes at age 10, Keenan moved to America at age 17 to play blues and rock and roll only to return to Ireland in the seventies. After several member changes, Paddy soon found himself with musicians who would go on to change the face of traditional Irish music. The Bothy Band forever changed Irish music, merging a driving rhythm section with traditional Irish tunes in ways that had never been heard before. 

Paddy's virtuosity on the pipes combined with the ferocity of his playing made him, in the opinion of many, its driving force. Paddy's style has continued to mature in the intervening years since the break-up of The Bothy Band as he has pursued a solo career. In a live situation, Keenan is possibly one of the most exciting traditional musicians in the world. His inventiveness and willingness to take risks most players wouldn't even think of and pull them off, make his playing an endless source of fascination for traditional music lovers and pipers in particular. 

  Event Info
Saturday, October 25, 8 P.M.
$15.00 advance / $18.00 day of show
at Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, R.I. 
Call 401-725-9272 for reservations

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