Friday, March 2, 2018
A modern Irish folk band with an old-school approach, Skipper's Alley will bring their gritty, high-octane Irish tunes, along with occasional detours into the dark, somber melodies of the Irish song tradition, to the Belleville stage. Their dynamic take on traditional Irish music has received wide critical praise and featured on stages across four continents.
They were once described as "a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like the Chieftains". The Dublin-based group arranges and interprets traditional Irish folk music on uilleann pipes, fiddle, flute, whistles, bouzouki, bodhrán, banjo and more.
Skipper's Alley first came to prominence in the summer of 2013 after winning the Loic Raison Trophy at Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, an award previously won by established Irish bands, Danú and Clannad. Since then, the group has made high profile TV and radio appearances (The Late Late Show, Radio One's Céilí House) and has toured in Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Denmark, India and Zambia.
In 2014, Skipper's Alley released their self-titled debut album which has received wide critical acclaim and sold out several repressings.
Skipper's Alley are currently touring regularly in North America and are hard at work on a second album.
This concert is brought to you through the generosity of the Institution for Savings.
Make an Irish Evening of it!
In addition to wonderful traditional Irish music, enjoy step dancers from the Bracken School of Dance in Salisbury, beer from Newburyport Brewing Company, local artisans, free appetizers, door prizes and more!
Come early to watch The Bracken Dancers perform at 7:15.