Friday, February 21, 2014

An Afternoon of Traditional Irish Music with Pat Egan and Jeff Thomas- Part of Frostburg's Shamrock Shuffle

Saturday, March 8, 2 PM 
(Frostburg's Shamrock Shuffle)

Pat Egan and Jeff Thomas
an Afternoon of Traditional Irish Music

Children's Crafts Throughout the Day! 

As part of Frostburg’s Shamrock Shuffle, Pat Egan (guitar and vocals) and Jeff Thomas (concertina) will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts, Saturday, March 8 at 2 pm. This is a family friendly event and children’s crafts table will be available, so bring the kids! Pat Egan is highly regarded as one of the leading singers/guitar players in traditional Irish music. His guitar backing displays a rare sensitivity and impeccable rhythm which manages to be tasteful yet driving and uplifting. Pat is equally admired for his smooth, lyrical vocals, honest delivery and repertoire of storied songs. Originally from County Tipperary, Pat now resides in Northern Virginia. In 2007 Pat received a Maryland State Arts Council award as a Maryland Traditions Master Ballad Singer. Allegany County resident Jeff Thomas has been playing traditional Irish music on the anglo concertina for more than twenty years. He’s played and recorded with a number of bands and has traveled extensively in the US and Ireland to play and teach. A talented musician, Jeff has also established a strong reputation as a concertina maker. For more information about the Shamrock Shuffle visit Facebook.