The Atwater-Donnelly Band with Molly Pinto Madigan

The Atwater-Donnelly Band with Molly Pinto Madigan
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Start Date: Apr 15 2016
Location: Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School Street, 7:30pm



Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater-Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly praised husband-wife duo of Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Based in Rhode Island, Aubrey and Elwood have traveled extensively for twenty-seven years in the United States, with occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada, to perform as well as find their songs and dances one by one. They have produced seven books, thirteen recordings that receive international airplay, and were featured in a documentary by Uriah Donnelly.

Aubrey and Elwood are often joined by a third member, Cathy Clasper-Torch. Cathy adds a deeply rich third dimension with fiddle, cello and vocals. In the award-winning Atwater~Donnelly Band, joining Aubrey, Elwood and Cathy is Kevin Doyle, a U.S. Champion Irish step and master American tap dancer. Kevin has been entertaining audiences for over 35 years with his traditional style of ‘close to the ground’ rhythms and intricate foot work. He often blends American tap with traditional Irish steps, which makes his style of dance that much more unique. He and Aubrey have created thrilling dance routines, blending Irish, clogging, and tap steps, receiving standing ovations for their intricate and highly percussive performances. Watch also for Kevin and Elwood to perform tap routines, as well as for all three to dance together.

Advance tickets: $12. Service fee: 50 cents per ticket, applied at checkout. Suggested contribution at door: $14, senior: $10, junior: $5, family: $28.