SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Common Ground Folk Concert Series at the Lewisboro Library will finally get off the ground this weekend when The Clancy Tradition takes the stage in a Saturday night performance.
The series was originally slated to begin Feb. 9 with the band Joy Kills Sorrow, but that show was postponed to April 20 after Winter Storm Nemo struck northern Westchester County.
The Clancy Tradition's origins are found in 1950s Ireland when the family formed a ceili band to play at country dances and concerts. In 1960, three Clancy brothers – Pat, Eugene and Brendan – left Ireland to tour the United States as The Irish Ramblers.
Their musical legacy has been passed to the next generation with The Clancy Tradition featuring Eugene on guitar/vocals, daughter Rosemary Clancy on fiddle and mandolin, son John Clancy on bass, Pat on piano and accordion, daughter Liadain Clancy on lead vocals, and Mike Melanophy on button accordion.
Tickets for the show, which starts at 8 p.m., are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets for seniors are $12. For tickets and/or more information, visit its website.