Bluemont Summer Concert Series Presents: The Flaming Shillelaghs

Flaming ShillelaghsThe Bluemont Summer Concert Series continues this Friday with a performance by traditional Irish band The Flaming Shillelaghs.   The concert takes place on the steps of the 1840 Frederick County Court House at 7:30 PM.

Band Bio: The Flaming Shillelaghs first performed for the Bluemont Concert Series in the 1980s for First Night Leesburg. Since then, they have delighted audiences with their spirited renditions of traditional Irish dance music, haunting ballads and infectious humor.  The Flaming Shillelaghs are Jesse Winch on guitar, bodhran, and harmonica, Joe DeZarn, fiddle, Tina Eck, flute and whistles, and Melissa Dunning on vocals. Their performance will also feature traditional Irish step-dancing. They’re multi-talented, multi-instrumentalists who never let a good tune or song get by them.

Admission: While there are no advance ticket sales, requested admission for the events is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends & Seniors, and $2 for kids under 12.  Bluemont is also raising money to support their year-round projects in our local schools, nursing homes, and summer evenings. To find out about donating or volunteering for the festival, visit the Bluemont website.

Inclement Weather:  Summer weather can change quickly and is sometimes hard to predict. Always go to the outdoor concert site first; if the concert has moved, proceed to the nearby indoor site at First Presbyterian Church at 116 South Loudoun Street. Decision to move indoors will be posted at site and broadcast over local radio stations.

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