The Park Theater & Park Street Hospitality Present: St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Show with Celtic Duo - Rakish
The Park Theater
581-587 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Doors: 5:30pm - In partnership with Park Street Hospitality, The Park Theater Foundation presents St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Show on March 16th, 2024 featuring a special The Park Presents performance by Celtic duo, Rakish!
This event includes a delicious Irish-inspired 3-course prix fixe menu curated by Park Street Hospitality's executive chef, Matthew J. Delos.
-- 3-COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU TBA --
Violinist Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn unite to form Rakish. The pair gets their namesake from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Yet rakish itself also suggests something strikingly unconventional in its appearance, and Maura and Conor knowingly embrace this wealth of connotation in their music, drawing on the music they grew up with and performing it with their own slant. In a performance that toes the line between concert music and session music, Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love for old traditional tunes and chamber music. Maura Shawn, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, wields the technical range of a classical violinist and the deep sensitivity of a traditional musician. Conor, a native to the Irish music communities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, makes his home in Boston, MA playing and teaching guitar. As a duo they have performed at venues and festivals across North America, and can be found teaching at fiddle camps across the country.
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