David Munnelly Band - High Energy Irish
One of Ireland's most exciting groups, The David Munnelly Band will perform their high energy, ragtime-inspired, traditional Irish music on Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m., at the historic Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake. Start your St Patrick's Day celebration early with a band the critics are calling, "the best vocal and instrumental group in the tradition (Irish) touring at the moment”.
The David Munnelly Band is........ On the road since 2000. Started by Irish button accordion player David Munnelly, who's toured and recorded with The Chieftains and with DeDanann, the David Munnelly Band is one of the hottest bands on the traditional Celtic music scene.
With members from Mayo, Dublin, Donegal, Tyrone and Brighton, England the exciting sextet combines button accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, bodhrán and flute for a high-spirited instrumental sound colored with a bit of jazz and ragtime, and extraordinary percussive dancing topped with the singing of All-Ireland champion Shauna Mullin.
The band just released their fourth CD, Tight Squeeze (2009), a recording that in David's opinion has surpassed anything that has gone before. Recorded in Cuan Studios in Spiddal, Co. Galway, Tight Squeeze is a snapshot of a band at the peak of its powers; a product of just four consecutive days recording, but fuelled with an energy and understanding that only steady touring and a musical intimacy can generate.
"If they are within 100 miles of you and you don't make the effort to see them, you are very, very foolish. NO ONE is doing what they do 'live', or on record. Munnelly is the best, the whole, total deal".- Bill Margeson, Irish American News.
Tickets are $17 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Special accommodations provided by the Heidel House.