Legendary Irish musician Seamus Egan, founder of the popular band Solas, brings not only his multiple talents but also those of several musical colleagues to the Methow Valley on March 1, when the Seamus Egan Project performs at the Winthrop Barn.
Egan plays the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin and tin whistle, among other instruments. “From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his founding of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current project touring with friends and musical guests, Egan has helped define the sound of Irish music today,” Methow Arts said in a press release. As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film “Brothers McMullen” and co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit, “Weep Not for the Memories.”
Also appearing as part of the Project:
• Moira Smiley, a singer/composer who creates and performs new work for voices. A musical polyglot, and vocal shape-shifter, her voice — and composing — are heard on feature films, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 60 albums, according to information from event sponsor Methow Arts.
• Kyle Sanna, a composer, producer, guitarist, and improviser who has collaborated with and performed alongside many of today’s virtuosos, including Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile, and with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music, according to Methow Arts.
• Owen Marshall, “a guitar/mandolin/banjo player rivaled in character only by the occasional three-pronged carrot” according to Vogue magazine. He has performed and recorded with many of traditional music’s top performers including Aoife Clancy, Liz Carroll, Darol Anger, John Doyle, Andrea Beaton, Jerry Holland, Ari and Mia Friedman, his own traditional Irish trio The Press Gang and the acoustic trio Haas, Walsh and Marshall, according to the Seamus Egan Project website.
Tickets are $25 for reserved floor and limited balcony reserved seating; $16 advance purchase for adults, $5 for ages 5-18; and $19 at the door. Purchase tickets online at seamuseganwinthrop.brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for ticket holders and 6:30 p.m. for sales. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Drinks, beer, soda, wine and coffee will be available for purchase by cash or check only.
For information, visit http://www.methowarts.org/seamus-egan-project.