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‘TradFest’ Irish Music Festival Set for April 29 in Danbury

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DANBURY, CT — A popular tradition in Dublin, Ireland is coming to Danbury, on a bit of a smaller scale, but still packed with tons of talent and fun— TradFest, a traditional Irish music festival.

Organized by Julie Sorcek, the festival will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center. The event  celebrates Irish culture and music with dance performances by students of the Newtown-based Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance, a demonstration by the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center (GDICC) set dancers, and traditional acoustic Irish music from Damien and Sally Connolly, musicians from the GDICC, Chicks ‘n SyncRingrose & Freeman, and The Kerry Boys.

Food and drinks will be available as well a 50/50 raffle, and lots of Irish music throughout the afternoon and evening. TradFest will all be held at the GDICC, 6 Lake Ave., Danbury, rain or shine.

The schedule is available at https://danburyirishcenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/april-2018-tradfest-schedule.pdf.

Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. More information is available by visiting www.gdicc.org.

Photo by Frederik ‘Freso’ S. Olesen via Flickr 

 

Redding to Kick Off 2 Outdoor Summer Concert Series

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REDDING, CT — The Town of Redding is gearing up for two summer-long outdoor concert series at Topstone Park and the Redding Town Center gazebo.

The Town Green series kicks off on Sunday, June 17 with Yipee Coyote. The Topstone Park series starts on Monday, June 18 with Mexican Night.

Topstone Park Schedule

Monday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. – Topstone
  • Mexican Night  by Rancho Alegre – $12 in advance or $15 at the park
Thursday, July 5, 7:00 p.m. – Topstone
Friday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.  – Topstone
  • Gallows Hill Horns, Brass Sextet, free admission
Friday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.   – Topstone
Thursday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. – Topstone
Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 p.m.  – Topstone
  • *Tentative, Yale A-Cappella: The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, $10 in advance, $12 at the park

Concert on the Green Schedule

6/17 Yippee Coyote Rock ‘n Roots Band
6/24 Bone Dry Jam Band with a Groove
7/1 Brian Q. Torff & New Duke A special concert in memory of Sally White
7/8 Tracy DeLucia Adult Contemporary Country
7/15 River of Dreams Billy Joel Tribute
7/22 Peter Calo Heroes gone but not forgotten
7/29 Silver Steel Band Steel Drum Band
8/5 Fab Forward Solo Beatle Tribute
8/12 The Currys Americana Trio
8/19 The Mighty Ploughboy Celtic Rock
8/26 Sony Carroll Orchestra Big Band

To purchase tickets for Topstone Park concerts, call (203) 938-5036,  Ext.3. If there is inclement weather, call to find out if the concert will be held indoors.

Photo via Flickr, credit: Diogo A. Figueira

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