James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe

WHAT: Two extraordinary singer-songwriters together for an unforgettable evening of entertainment

WHO: James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe

SPONSORED BY: Susquehanna Folk Music Society

DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Midtown Scholar, 1302 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg

COST: $21 General Admission, $17 SFMS members,
$10 Students ages 3-22

INFORMATIONwww.sfmsfolk.org, 717-745-6577

James Keelaghan, hailed as Canada’s finest singer-songwriter and “poet laureate of the folk and roots music world,” and England’s Jez Lowe, one of the busiest performers on the acoustic/folk scene, join forces for a special evening of music in a Susquehanna Folk Music Society concert on Sunday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Midtown Scholar, 1302 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg.

James Keelaghan has proven himself to be a man for all seasons. For nearly 25 years, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has brought passion, curiosity, intent and intensity to his work. His masterful story-telling has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning him a Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and accolades from Australia to Scandinavia. His songbook has enlightened, enthralled, and been embraced by audiences around the world.  He loves language and history, a subject in which he earned a degree; he is a skilled actor, which explains his ability to make an immediate connection with a live audience; and he has an ear for memorable melodies and harmonies that make those melodies glisten.

Jez Lowe is one of the busiest performers on the acoustic/folk scene. Accompanying himself on guitar, cittern, mandolin and harmonica, he has brought his “pointed, poignant and powerful” songs of life in his native northeast England to audiences worldwide. Performing solo and with the Bad Pennies, he has played at some of the most prestigious venues in the world . Jez’s songs have also found their own way around the globe all on their own, borne by performers including Cherish the Ladies, the Tannahill Weavers, the Black Family, Fairport Convention, The Clancys, The Dubliners and literally hundreds more. BBC Radio 2 has called him “one of our finest songwriters,” echoing his 2008 nomination for “Folksinger of the Year” in the BBC Folk awards.

Concert tickets are $21 General Admission, $17 for SFMS members, and $10 for students ages 3-22. Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006 or online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.  Presented in cooperation with Midtown Scholar. For more information, visit the Susquehanna Folk Music Society web site at www.sfmsfolk.org

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