6pm. $5. All Ages.
Join Paddywhack for Lincoln Irish Society's Celebration of the 100 year anniversary of The Easter Rising at Duffy's, Friday, April 23rd.
Paddywhack is a Lincoln based group that has performed folk music from the British Isles and North America for over 20 years. The band currently consists of Chris Sayre, Dave Marsh, and Terry Keefe, three of the original members. Over the years they have maintained their distinct sound and unique flavor. The group plays a variety of jigs, hornpipes, polkas, and reels on a multitude of instruments and mix them up with precise vocal harmonies while singing sea shanties, ballads, and sing alongs.
An evening with Paddywhack is likely to include haunting tunes on Northumbrian bagpipes, soulful songs on the English concertina and Irish fiddle, delightful melodies on the musical saw, and intricate rhythms on the Irish drum-the bodhran. The individuals in this group are all accomplished musicians and winners of several awards, including the KZUM radio "Members Choice Award" for "The Best of World Music" in the years 2000, 2001, and 2002.
Current Members of Paddywhack include:
Dave Marsh plays banjo, bodhran, accordion, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, bones, spoons, and more. He is truly a talented performer and will get audiences going with his a bodhran solo or two. Originally from Schuyler, NE, Dave spent much of his youth in Omaha performing as a percussionist with the Omaha Youth Symphony.
Terry Keefe has been performing music for over 20 years with a number of musical ensembles. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska he has played a variety of musical styles such as bluegrass, blues, celtic, swing, and cajun. Terry has earned many awards including the 1982 Midwest fiddle championship and the 1982 Iowa state mandolin championship.
Chris Sayre, a Native of Lincoln, Nebraska, has dedicated more than 25 years to the performance and promotion of both traditional and contemporary folk music. Self-taught on over a dozen instruments, Chris takes audiences on a musical journey. He was awarded "First Place Male Singer" at the Nebraska State Country Music Championship in Springfield, Nebraska in 1982. That same year, he earned first place in both folksinger and miscellaneous instrument categories at the Westfair Championships held in Council Bluffs, Iowa.From 1999-2001 he was awarded KZUM radio's Members Choice Award for "Folk Artist of the Year"