Date:   3/13/2015

One of the world's finest Celtic-folk ensembles, Solas, returns to Thrasher

The highly-acclaimed group Solas makes a return trip to the historic Thrasher Opera House on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.  Hailed by The Washington Post as "one of the world's finest Celtic-folk ensembles," this quintet's diverse repertoire includes innovative original songs as well as Irish classics.

Nearing their twentieth year anniversary, Solas is one of the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic bands ever to emerge from America. From Woody Guthrie's Pastures of Plenty, to Springsteen's Ghost of Tom Joad, to traditional jigs and reels, the Solas brand of Irish music mixes fire tested tradition and contemporary innovation, appealing to music fans of all stripes.

Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Solas is rounded out by Mick McAuley (accordians, low whistle, concertina, vocals), Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals), and newest member and lead singer, Niamh Varian-Barry. Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.

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. Generously sponsored by Norton's Dry Dock and KELLY MOUTHPIECES.

Tickets for this special concert are only $22 and available at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake); Pick Ní Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279, or online at 


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