The Seamus Egan Project
Sat., September 16 | 5-10pm Gates Open at 4pm
Sylvester Manor, Creekside
In 2017, Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever as The Seamus Egan Project. Bringing along friends and musical guests, Egan will introduce fans to a sampling of his immense and influential catalog of music, including new pieces he’s never recorded or performed live. You'll see renditions of tunes from his groundbreaking album, When Juniper Sleeps, which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, as well as a tour through the 20 year recording career of this iconic band. Seamus Egan continues to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition, and beyond.
Joining Seamus will be Moira Smiley, who concert-goers from last fall will remember as the incredible vocalist with Jayme Stone's Lomax Project. When she’s not leading her own group, Moira Smiley & VOCO, Moira tours with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, The Lomax Project and Billy Child’s “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. Recent solo performances include TED, Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, the London Proms Festival, features on BBC3’s The Choir, and ABC Australia’s Books & Arts programs.
This final concert will have an added bonus, a contradance in the tradition of “Plant and Sing”, featuring Ed Howe & Bennett Konesni’s band Drive Train!
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Tom and Lisa and Friends
Lisa Shaw and Tom Hashagen have been making music together for over three decades in various configurations. Their interpretations of classic standards from the blues, bluegrass, rock, folk and jazz genres reflect a lifetime of musical influences. While listeners will recognize many of the selections they perform, they also tend to dig a bit deeper for obscure and “B-side” songs that aren’t heard that often.
Tom and Lisa perform at many different venues all over the East End, collaborating with a wide variety of fellow musicians. They are also privileged to serve on the music team at Grace Presbyterian Church in Watermill.