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Dale Russ & Friends in Concert
January 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm$8 – $18
A showcase to celebrate a wonderful local fiddler! Dale Russ started playing fiddle at the beginning of the Irish music boom in the States in 1973. Since then he has performed and taught throughout the U.S. with brief forays into Canada and Ireland, and has performed yearly in Japan since 1996. Early years included musical affiliations with Mark Graham (No Comhaile), Sandy Silva, Kevin Burke, and more recently Paddy O’Brien, along with our local heroes and stalwarts Tom Creegan and Mike Saunders, with whom he performs in the trio Crumac. He recently released his first solo recording in 18 years. The concert will feature Dale’s solo fiddle as well as sets with these musical guests: Tom Creegan, Mike Saunders, Alicia Guinn, Leo Shannon
Tom Creegan teethed on the pipes in Dublin at Na Píobairí Uilleann, the piping headquarters of the world, before drifting over to North America in the mid ’80s. He and Dale are survivors of the quartet the Suffering Gaels, which lasted almost as long as the Rolling Stones.
Mike Saunders has a long and storied career, beginning with classical guitar and expanding into folk, Irish, Cape Breton and French music on any number of instruments.
Alicia Guinn is one of a handful of sean-nós (old style) stepdancers in the United States. She studied set and sean-nós dancing while living in Ireland, and will be teaching at the upcoming Sean-nós Northwest Festival in February.
Leo Shannon is an exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalist making his mark on the musical world with the trio The Onlies.
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS OR AT PRIOR SFS CONCERTS.http://dalerussconcert.brownpapertickets.com or call the Brown Paper Ticket line at 1-800-838-3006 AT THE DOOR, TICKETS WILL BE $18/$16/$8. (Discounts for members, students, seniors 65+. Youth tickets, age 6-17, are $8, advance or at the door)