April 19, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
The Barrymore Theatre presents
WORT 89.9 FM and The Isthmus welcome
THE JOHNNY CLEGG BAND
2014 USA TOUR
with special guest
Tickets: $30.00 Advance/$35.00 Day Of Show
Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s World Music Star and Activist, Presents Songs of Love and Change on New Live Acoustic CD and 40-Date Electric North American Tour in Spring 2014
International world music star Johnny Clegg’s four-decade-plus career has generated enough memorable personal and political songs to attract a global audience, sell more than five million albums, and help change the culture of his adopted South African homeland through his music and apartheid-defying integrated bands despite restrictive performance laws and airplay bans.
April 5, 2014
An unbridled energetic fusion of music and dance extravaganza to ignite the stage!
The rich dance and sizzling musical heritage of the Emerald Isles come together with a bold new intensity with the world premier tour of Claddagh, An Explosion of Celtic Dance and Music, with special guest, the Prodigals.
Pronounced Cladda, meaning love, loyalty and friendship, this dynamic new production is staged as a modern day Irish fairy tale that quickly immerses the audience in an unbridled energetic fusion of music and dance—complete with a rich universe of love, life, tears and laughter. Claddagh is an artistic feast of talented musicians and dancers that will ignite the stage with the contemporary luster of shows like Barrage and Stomp while weaving in elements of the great Irish productions’ romantic finesse.
From the streets of Galway to the beaches of the emerald isle, the story introduces the viewer to a vibrant band of extraordinary musicians, portrayed by the highly acclaimed Prodigals. Featuring Irish favorites ranging from Rattlin’ Bog to Danny Boy.
The Prodigals are one of the most successful bands to emerge from the East-Coast Irish scene. The band members grew up largely in Ireland; their original songs blend a funky and anarchic energy that is pure New York with a passion for the traditional music of Ireland. The band has headlined major venues and festivals throughout the United States, Los Angeles and Las Vegas to Chicago, Boston and Maine, as well as abroad in Canada, Germany and Ireland. Headliners at Milwaukee Irish Fest and Dublin (Ohio) Irish Fest, among many others.
March 22, 2014
Spring Dance Party with Roots Collective and 4th Coast, 9pm Sat Mar 22 at the Inferno, proceeds to benefit WORT,
March 2, 2014
FullSet, a six member band from Ireland, brings traditional Celtic music to Loreto Ridge.
Drea’s Bar on Loreto Ridge (Hillpoint, WI) is located about 15 miles northwest of Spring Green.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; general seating.
Buy advance tix on-line at www.McCluskeyBros.com. (Look for the “Celtic Concert” tab on the website.)
September 15, 2013
Hindusthani Classical Music. More info: Shree Sridharan, 443-9301.
September 13, 2013
Memorial Union Terrace, Union Theatre, Williamson St.
August 11, 2013
Goitse is a five member band from Ireland known for its contagiously energetic Irish music. The band takes its name from the Gaelic greeting goitse (pronounced “gwi-cha”) which means “come here”. The concert venue, Drea’s Bar, is located in Sauk County, about 15 miles north and west of Spring Green. Buy advance tix at Arcadia Books in Spring Green or on-line at www.McCluskeyBros.com