High Energy Canadian Celtic Music with Searson


The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an evening of music with Searson, from Ontario, Canada. Searson are known for their own original Ottawa Valley style music mixed with Celtic, East Coast, and Scottish, which includes high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and step dancing. This is a special album release show! Local Irish dance students will join in the fun, as Searson premieres songs from their latest album.

The sisters perform on a variety of instruments, including Colleen Searson on fiddle and vocals, and Erin Searson on piano, tenor guitar and vocals. Rounding out the group are seasoned musicians Danno O’Shea on drums and percussion, and Fraser Gauthier on bass and acoustic guitar.

Searson will perform on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 pm at the Delaney House, 3 Country Club Road (Route 5) in Holyoke, MA. Doors open at 7:00. The Delaney House opens at 5:00 for those who wish to have dinner; reservations are recommended.

Tickets are general admission, table seating. Cost is $20 for ICC members, and $23 for non-members. Limited tickets are available at the door for $28. Tickets are available online until 8:00 am on July 11 or by calling the Irish Cultural Center at 413-265-2537 (phone orders end on July 9).

Searson has just released their eighth studio album. This Celtic Roots album contains a mix of original vocal and instrumentals as well as traditional instrumental tunes. “Stars Above the Farm” is named after the sisters’ parents’ farm in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario where the girls grew up. The concept for this album has been rooted around stories and tunes about the Ottawa Valley and the history of the Searson family. Along with the band’s original fiddle sets on this album, listeners will hear a wide variety of Canadian and Irish style of fiddling on “Stars Above the Farm.” Searson has been touring for over a decade throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Composing all their own songs and fiddle tunes have made them the accomplished performers that they are today. Learn more about these dynamic performers.

Special thanks to our Summer Concert Series Sponsors:
Mary Ellen O’Brien  |  DPM Associates, Inc.  |  Kathleen Doe Creative Design


All sales are final. Refunds are given ONLY in the event of cancellation by performers.

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