Saturday, March 9, 2019

Celtic Music at Morning Worship on St. Patrick’s Day!

“Fanny Power,” a lovely Gaelic air, starts off the worship service at the Annisquam Village Church, March 17th at 10 AM when Dick Luecke and Saira Austin bring their instruments to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
The Rev. Judy Brain preaches on “The Good Life,” beginning a series called “The Big Ideas of Faith.” The service concludes with two Irish jigs (“Red Haired Boy” and “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”)  before adjournment for refreshments.
Dick Luecke is guitarist with the early Anglo-Celtic trio, O’Carolan.  O’Carolan (with balladeer Michael O’Leary) performed “Music from the Misty Isles” to a full house at the Village Church St. Patrick’s Day concert last year. Penny whistler Saira Austin has recently retired from her long tenure as a Professor of Art at Mt. Ida College. Austin exhibited a number of her paintings at the Village Church in collaboration with Greta Bro in a "Sacred Art and Sacred Sound” concert.   All takes place in the newly renovated Cove Room while the church’s sanctuary is being refurbished. The Village Church is at 820 Washington Street (corner of Leonard), and the entrance to the Cove Room is at the rear of the church on Leonard Street.

☘Anyone interested in Appalachian “Old Time” and Celtic music is welcome to the “Second Sunday Jam” hosted by AVC member Perry McIntosh.  It is held on the second Sunday of each month at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street, Gloucester, 2:30-5:00 p.m.. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, mando, squeeze box, or other non-amplified instrument—or just sit and listen.  All are welcome…wherever you are on your musical journey.

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