Irish Music at the Woburn Public Library! The Ivy Leaf will be back with foot-stompingly great Irish tunes, wipe-a-tear-from-your-eye sad Irish tunes and everything in between!
Initially formed by Lindsay Straw (bouzouki, guitar, vocals) as a way to explore her own interest in the interconnected streams of folk music in Ireland, Britain, and America, The Ivy Leaf is a young stalwart of traditional music in New England, featuring Armand Aromin (fiddle, English concertina, vocals, whistle), Dan Accardi (fiddle, concertina, accordion), Benedict Gagliardi (concertina, harmonica, vocals, tenor guitar), and former member Caroline O’Shea (flute, whistle, vocals). Since forming in 2009, the band has explored an ever-evolving repertoire of songs and tunes from the Anglo-Celtic world, from Irish dance tunes to sea shanties, work songs, and dark narrative ballads. The members’ diverse backgrounds combine to produce a sound that is “vibrant and sure-footed, and tailored to fully reveal each tune’s character and personality” (Sean Smith, Boston Irish Reporter).
Their first album, released in March of 2012, “features nimble playing and skilled arrangements that convey a great enthusiasm for traditional Irish music” (Dan Neely, Irish Echo). It is available for purchase from Amazon, CDBaby, and iTunes.
Concert held by the Fireplace, an intimate venue for live music. No registration required, but come early to secure a seat.