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  Hickory Ridge Concert Series: The Shanties bring Celtic to Hickory Ridge   

Hickory Ridge Concert Series: The Shanties bring Celtic to Hickory Ridge

  • Location: ISM Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
  • Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes the return of the driving sounds of “New Irish” music as The Shanites take the stage Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm.  This Bloomington based celtic group has been performing around the state creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a party below deck of the Titanic.
In 2001 The Bloomington Pantograph named The Shanties “Best Local Irish Band”.   While there is nothing sweeter than an Irish ballad, The Shanties focus on the up-tempo rowdier melodies of Ireland   With Chris Golick on fiddle and guitar, John Parkhurst on mandolin and guitar, Jayson Griffith on bodhran and Kris Lewis Parkhurst on guitar, the group uses their performances as a celebration of Irish music and culture.  In 2011 The Shanties released their first CD, “Fear Not”.

One of our Hickory Ridge Concert Series

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is supported in part by a grant from the Two River’s Arts Council, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is hosted by singer-songwriter Chris Vallillo. Concerts are held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Dickson Mounds Museum and begin at 7:00 p.m. with the museum lobby opening at 6:00 p.m. Coffee, drinks, and a variety of desserts are available during intermission. There is an admission charge of $8.00 per adult and $5.00 for children under 12. Sitting is limited to the first 150 people. You can also visit the concert series web site at

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