Fri 3/8 @ 8PM
British-born Irish accordion player John Whelan began performing in his teens when he won many championships. He moved to the U.S. in 1980, where he formed a successful duo with Riverdance fiddler Eileen Ivers. In the 90s, he signed with Narada records and began releasing albums under his own name, forming his own John Whelan Band shortly after. Over the years he’s collaborated with a wide range of Celtic musicians, young and old, and even country performers.
When he comes to Peninsula’s G.A.R. Hall for an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration he’ll be joining Vermont-based folk/Americana acoustic trio Low Lily, whose members have backgrounds in tradition and contemporary folk, and who play violin, mandolin and guitar to unscore their three-part harmonies.
Together they’ll perform a program of Irish, Scottish, and American roots music, including jigs, reels and ballads. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.