The Elders Bring Celtic Folk Rock to Western MA

The Elders

The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an evening with The Elders, one of the most critically acclaimed American Celtic folk rock groups touring today.

WHEN: Friday, October 3, 2014
WHERE: Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA. Get directions.
TIME: The Elders take the stage at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
TICKETS: Advance tickets $22.50 / $20 for Irish Cultural Center members. $25 at the door.
General admission, table seating.

They have performed across the United States, Ireland, and Europe, drawing faithful crowds and earning new fans wherever they go. Don’t miss The Elders’ only New England appearance this year. This is a special opportunity to see one of the most exciting bands in the Celtic folk rock world! *Note: phone orders will not be available the day of the show, and online ordering will close at 10:00 am.*

Watch videos, listen to tracks and learn more about The Elders.  See what the critics say.

Thanks to our major sponsors:

Mass Cultural Council Kathleen Doe Creative Design and Dr. Megan Doe



About The Elders

Since forming in 1998 in Kansas City, 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.

Employing a variety of instruments including guitars, drums, banjo, accordion, mandolin, piano and fiddle, these six gentlemen collectively create 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.

The Elders are fronted by vocalist and percussionist Ian Byrne, a native of Ireland’s County Wicklow, with guitarist Steve Phillips (The Rainmakers), bassist Norm Dahlor (Tommy Shaw Band, The Secrets and Shooting Star), keyboardist and fiddler Brent Hoad (The Secrets), drummer Kian Byrne (The New Riddim and The Grisly Hand) and fiddler Colin Farrell (Creel and Gráda).

Their songs are mystical, comical, political and cultural, while covering a wide variety of topics such as poverty, civil war, family bonds, spirituality, love and friendship. They tell us stories of people, places and events – some recent, some distant, some real and some imagined.

To date, The Elders have produced 6 full-length studio CDs and 3 live CD/DVDs. Their newest album, “Story Road,” will be released later this year. Their new DVD, “Live @ The Uptown Theater” debuts on Kansas City PBS in August, and is coming to additional PBS stations this fall.

Watch videos, listen to tracks and learn more about The Elders.
See what the critics say.

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

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