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Keokuk Concert Association presents Irish music, dance

Mar 10, 2014

KEOKUK — The Keokuk Concert Association presents Tim Britton and Pat Egan: Irish Music and Dance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Grand Theater in Keokuk.

This concert is the third of the 2013-14 series, and is partially underwritten by the Keokuk Savings Bank, KSB Insurance and Nancy Martin.

Those holding Keokuk concert season memberships, as well as season memberships in the cities of Pekin and Quincy in Illinois; Hannibal, Mo.; and Fairfield and Washington in Iowa will be admitted free of charge.

Single admission tickets will be available at the theater before the performance. Adult tickets are $18, and student tickets are $5.

Tim Britton is a veteran of almost 40 years of performing with the best Irish musicians, including Paddy O’Brien, while appearing on more than 40 records. Born into the Philadelphia folk music scene, at age 10 Britton became fascinated with his Celtic roots and immersed himself in the culture. He was soon performing with the best Irish musicians on the East Coast. At age 15, he received a grant to return to Ireland for the second time, prompting a local newspaper to acclaim him “ ... a discovery.” In 1989, he was designated a master artist by the Iowa Arts Council and was nominated for a “Best of Philadelphia Music Award.” Hailed as a “phenomenon” by Time magazine, Britton is a virtuoso on the rare uilleann pipes, wooden flute and tin whistle.

“Tipperary man” Pat Egan is an excellent singer and guitarist from Limerick Ireland. For more than 30 years, Egan has developed his own powerfully emotive style of guitar accompaniment and vocal delivery; appearing with a plethora of players throughout Ireland and the United States.

The concert also will include Irish dancers.

For additional information, log on to the Keokuk Concert Association website www.keokukconcertassociation.org.

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