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An Irish Immigrant’s Song: the Celtic Influx with Barry Cloyd
March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fun for the entire family. No library card required. Please register.
In the mid 1800’s at the time of the “Great Hunger,”sometimes known as the Irish Potato Famine, the Mid-West was the western frontier of America. The influx of Celtic/Irish people in those times literally changed the face of America as they arrived seeking freedom and work on the great construction projects of the era. Their presence and stories still have an impact on our lives today. Through ancient myth and song, as well as some original pieces, Barry Cloyd presents the history and heart of the Celtic people who came to the Mid-West in search of liberty and opportunity.
Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, full-time touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and educator who has spent a lifetime creating a performance style that weaves the genres of Celtic, Blues, Folk and Roots music into a unique blend all his own. Barry, a strong vocalist as well as a storyteller, theatrical performer and historian, delivers his music on a multitude of guitars and other stringed instruments.