FOR THE IRISH IN ALL OF US: On March 16, 2013, ARCA’s spring season opened with the Irish Band Carnival of Souls, which called out the leprechauns and had everyone’s toes tapping and hearts smiling to celebrate St. Patricks Day at Lincoln Hall in Foxburg in such a lively and engaging concert at 7:00 p.m.
The local based Irish Band, Carnival of Souls, is led by Brian and Kelly Lowry and features highland pipes, bodhran drum, 12 string and bass guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, and keyboard along with high spirited vocals. The band includes five talented members of the Lowry family. It is expected the highland and bagpipes will call out all the local leprechauns.
Enjoy a sample of their wonderful music from their CD No Scone Unburned – Forty-two Pound Checque/Wind that shakes the Barley: http://www.carnivalofsouls.com/waves/Forty-two.wav
Carnival of Souls has been performing traditional and original Celtic music in Western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia for nearly twenty years. The group uses a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional instruments to produce a rich range of music that would be at home in a pub in Dublin or a coffee shop in Shadyside. Their first CD, “No Scone Unburned” was released in 1999 and has been acclaimed by Dirty Linen, the international magazine of folk music, and is in the Irish music archives in Dublin. They can be heard at a variety of venues in the tri-state area, and their schedule and samples of “No Scone Unburned” can be seen and heard at www.carnivalofsouls.com. Their second CD, “SconeHenge” was released on St. Patrick’s Day 2006 and is available through their website and CD Baby. The band members are:
Roy Abbott – flute
Daryl Hartman – vocals, 12-string guitar, mandolin
Brian Lowry – keyboards, accordion, tin whistle, hammered dulcimer Kelly Lowry – vocals, percussion
Jonathan Shegog – Highland pipes, small pipes
Caitlin Lowry – vocals, bodhran, keyboard
Benjamin Lowry – bass, six-string guitar, vocals
Joshua Lowry – fiddle, mandolin, banjo, vocals