Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc. are pleased to present Celtic Crossroads, on Saturday, March 9th at the newly, and beautifully, restored South Harwich Meetinghouse in Harwich, MA. There are two performances at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Beer & Wine cash bar and refreshments available. Join us for a Celtic event to remember! The concert will feature performances by The Vox Hunters, Rose Clancy, Max Cohen, Sarah Ford Marchio, John Alden. Talented young members of Celtic Roots, Jonathan and Bailey Ford, will be performing with Thomas Marchio. Both musical performances will be narrated by Dennis Cunningham in the role of a traditional Gaelic storyteller, a shanachie. Cunningham is known on the local stage for his stellar performances of Irish characters. Tickets are available at https//:celticcrossroadsconcert.brownpapertickets.com or at http://southharwichmeetinghouse.com or by calling 508 364-5223
We are pleased to be introducing Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi of Vox Hunters to Cape audiences. Vox Hunters is a duo of multi-instrumentalists gleefully caught up in the folk tradition of the Northeast. They perform their repertoire with tight vocal harmonies, fiddle, concertina, and guitar. Highly regarded local fiddler, Rose Clancy, hosts, along with her father Gene Clancy, a popular summer series of ceilis at the Chatham Fiddle Company. Clancy often performs with the Irish singer songwriter Robbie OConnell and has shared the stage with many other fine and well known performers. Her recordings have been aired on traditional Celtic radio both here and in Ireland. Max Cohen and Clancy have been happily collaborating for many years performing locally and over the bridge. Cohen, whose tunes are included in the Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music also performs with Celtic band Mist Covered Mountains and with Renaissance Faire band Misfits of Avalon. Sarah Ford Marchio, a piper and a Harwich native, has reached the highest levels of competitive and professional Scottish bagpiping and is a virtuoso on the small pipes. John Alden, long active on the musical scene around the Falmouth area, plays bass, button accordion, piano and guitar. As an extra special treat a talented trio of young folk, two members of Celtic Roots, Jonathan, fiddle and tin whistle, and Bailey Ford, piano, and Thomas Marchio, guitar, mandolin and banjo, will be performing together for the first time. Jonathan and Bailey Ford are award winning Irish musicians and step dancers, who have performed and competed throughout New England and Ireland. They can be found at various sessions around Cape Cod. Thomas often makes an appearance at The Chatham Fiddle Companys summer ceilis and is a guitarist for The Chatham Fiddle Orchestra, directed by Rose Clancy.
Dennis Cunninghams long standing involvement with the Cape theater began with the opening season of Wellfleet harbor Actors Theater in 1985. Cunningham has also contributed his talent to a number of short films at Emerson and Boston Universities, and in the feature film, Disposable. His most recent credits are from Cape Reps 2018 production of Shakespeare in Love and The Weir at the Harbor Stage in Wellfleet.