Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Slate Valley Museum stirs Celtic tradition with Gypsy Reel

Friday, March 16, 7 p.m.–GRANVILLE, N.Y.—The Slate Valley Museum is excited to again host popular celt band Gypsy Reel on Friday, March 16 from 7-9 p.m. The night before St. Patrick’s Day, the band will be playing Irish classics and its own mix of modern Celtic flare. Gypsy Reel plays high energy stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world.

Gypsy Reel tours of the U.S., Canada and the U.K. have gained rave reviews. The band’s lineup is comprised of hot banjoist, guitarist and vocalist Claudine Langille, formerly of Touchstone, the sensational Irish/American fusion band that won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic; Graham Parker, eclectic fiddler extraordinaire; Camille Parker, who has captivated the hearts of audiences across the globe with her mandolin, bodhran and vocals; Reagh Greenleaf on bodhran and vocals, who has toured the world with the famous Clancy Band; and the young prodigy Silas Hamilton on standup bass.

“‘Erin go Bragh,’ which means ‘Ireland Forever,’ will be the spirit of the night’s music,” said Slate Valley Museum executive director Krista Rupe. “As an institution we enjoy bringing the music of the different immigrant groups, like the Irish, who came to America to build the slate industry to keep the wonderful cultural traditions alive.”

Tickets are $10. To make a reservation, call 518-642-1417 or stop by the museum at 17 Water St., Granville, N.Y.

Photo courtesy Slate Valley Museum
Gypsy Reel

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