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Irish duo performs on St. Patrick’s Day

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Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012 10:00 am

Looking for live Irish tunes to go with your green beer on St. Patrick’s Day? O’hAnleigh will perform on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Box, 147 Creek Road, Craftsbury. This Middlebury duo draws on their ancestral roots and diverse musical talent to entertain audiences with the lively and haunting rhythms of Irish America.

O’hAnleigh’s dynamic multi-instrumental performances feature rich, fluid harmonies and an enormous play list of classic ballads, rousing pub tunes, and original songs and tunes that have garnered noteworthy praise from fans and music critics worldwide.

The duo’s performances pack in an impressive number of songs interspersed with bits of story and poetry.

Tom Hanley is a second-generation Irishman. He has performed with bar rock bands since the early 1970s.

Cindy Hill, also of Irish descent, brings a knowledge of Celtic mythology and legends to the band, along with her multi-instrumental talents. Her musical credentials range from school orchestra and chorus to a succession of party rock bands.

The musicians play a dazzling array of instruments, including six- and 12-string guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, bass, fiddle, tenor banjo, penny whistles, harmonica, bowed psaltery, dulcimer, autoharp, bodhrans, bones, spoons, and an assortment of small percussion, much of it handmade out of odd bits of things found in the garage to get just the right sound for a particular song.

To hear some of their music: Information: The Music Box, 586-7533.

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