With concerts featuring such acclaimed performers as Grammy-nominated Irish fiddler Liz Carroll and “Paganini of the Steelpan” Liam Teague, Elmhurst College will celebrate the dynamic musical traditions of Ireland and the Caribbean during its second annual World Music Festival, from October 26 through October 28.
The Glen Ayre Trio and Liam Teague, with the Elmhurst Percussion Ensemble, will play a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 26, in the College's Mill Theatre.
The festival's main concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel and will feature Liz Carroll, Liam Teague, internationally renowned vocalist Kathy Cowan, the Mullane Healy Godley Irish dancers, the Elmhurst Philharmonic Orchestra, Elmhurst Percussion Ensemble, Elmhurst Late Night Blues Vocal Ensemble and the Elmhurst Jazz Band. Tickets range from $10 to $18 and are available online. For more information, call (630) 617-3515.
Workshops in the Celtic, American and Swedish fiddling styles will be offered to Elmhurst College and high school musicians on Sunday, October 28, from noon to 3 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. A performance by Liz Carroll will be a part of the workshop. Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop fee is $10.
This festival is a Daniel Pearl Foundation “World Music Days” event.
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