Irish Night at Chevalier on March 18!
Chevalier Theatre’s OnStage! Series presents Irish Music Night with Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton performing well-traveled Irish music; the bold and elegant sounds of Laura Cortese; and Fódhla, Irish music from Portland and Boston.
Steeped in sessions in County Clare and brewed in the acoustic music scenes of Chicago and Boston, Matt and Shannon Heaton’s flute/guitar/bouzouki instrumentals and sweet husband-and-wife harmony singing draw deeply from the Irish tradition. Shannon has been compared to Alison Krauss and Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh for her combination of vocal grace and instrumental prowess on Irish flute, whistles and accordion. Matt has also received multiple Massachussetts Cultural Council Grants for his CDs of original rockabilly-tinged music for kids. He fronts surf-rock band Electric Heaters and also holds a master’s degree in classical guitar. Matt and Shannon are poised, passionate American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. They are comfortable onstage and have a warm connection with their audiences. They move listeners with their love of traditional music (and each other), and their sense of adventure and fun in exploring new directions and possibilities.
Fódhla have been well received at festivals such as Portland’s Saltwater Festival, the Maine Celtic Celebration, and the Boston Celtic Music Festival. Their debut recording, Notes from Millpond, was released in December 2015 to a sold-out show at Acoustic Artisans in Portland.
Tickets are $25 in advance and are available through Brown Paper Tickets. If available, tickets at the door will be $28.