2nd Annual Celtic Crossroads Concert, a celebration of Celtic songs, tunes and spoken word
Saturday, March 14, 2020: Two Performances: 3:30pm & 7:30pm
South Harwich Meetinghouse
270 Chatham Rd, Harwich, MA 02645
Tickets $25.00, adults, $15, 12 and under celticcrossroads.brownpapertickets.com/
Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc. proudly presents the 2nd Annual Celtic Crossroads, a celebration of Celtic songs, tunes and spoken word on Saturday, March 14th at the beautifully, restored South Harwich Meetinghouse in Harwich, MA.
The concert will feature performances by The Vox Hunters, Rose Clancy, Max Cohen, Sarah Ford Marchio, and John Alden. Two talented young members of Celtic Roots, Jonathan and Bailey Ford. Also performing Thomas and Christopher Marchio. Gene Clancy will add his one-of-a-kind humor and charm this year. Both musical performances will be narrated by Dennis Cunningham in the role of a traditional Gaelic storyteller, a shanachie. Cunningham is known on the local stage for his stellar performances of Irish characters.
Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi of Vox Hunters, who delighted audiences last year, will be returning this year. Vox Hunters is a duo of multi-instrumentalists gleefully caught up in the folk tradition of the Northeast. They perform their repertoire with tight vocal harmonies, fiddle, concertina, and guitar. Highly regarded local fiddler, Rose Clancy, hosts, along with her father Gene Clancy, a popular summer series of ceilis at the Chatham Fiddle Company. Clancy often performs with the Irish singer songwriter Robbie O’Connell and has shared the stage with many other fine and well known performers. Her recordings have been aired on traditional Celtic radio both here and in Ireland. Max Cohen and Clancy have been happily collaborating for many years performing locally and “over the bridge”. Cohen, whose tunes are included in the Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music also performs with Celtic band Mist Covered Mountains and with Renaissance Faire band Misfits of Avalon. Sarah Ford Marchio, Highland piper and a Harwich native, has reached the highest levels of competitive and professional Scottish bagpiping and is a virtuoso on the small pipes. John Alden, long active on the musical scene around the Falmouth area, plays bass, button accordion, piano and guitar.
As an extra special treat a talented trio of young folk, two members of Celtic Roots, Jonathan, fiddle and tin whistle, and Bailey Ford, piano, and Thomas Marchio, guitar, mandolin and banjo, will be performing together. Jonathan and Bailey Ford are award winning Irish musicians and step dancers, who have performed and completed throughout New England and Ireland. They can be found at various sessions around Cape Cod. Thomas frequently makes an appearance at The Chatham Fiddle Company’s summer ceilis and is a guitarist for The Chatham Fiddle Orchestra, directed by Rose Clancy. Christopher Marchio plays piano and is a piano accompanist also with The Chatham Fiddle Orchestra
Dennis Cunningham’s long standing involvement with the Cape theater began with the opening season of Wellfleet harbor Actors Theater in 1985. Cunningham has also contributed his talent to a number of short films at Emerson and Boston Universities, and in the feature film, Disposable. His most recent credits are from Cape Rep’s 2018 production of Shakespeare in Love and The Weir at the Harbor Stage in Wellfleet.
Following 15 year of meticulous historic restoration, the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc, were honored to receive the Massachusetts Historic Commission 2019 Preservation Award. Now the 1836 Meethouse has become a fine center for cultural arts, performance, education, and community gathering. The Friends are proud that their commitment has protected this historic Harwich treasure for future generations, while providing valuable enrichment to our community.