Emory Report

November 2, 1998

 Volume 51, No. 10

Irish songwriter Sands graces a "Celtic Autumn Evening" Nov. 6

Emory's W.B. Yeats Foundation, in cooperation with the Atlanta Celtic Festival, will present "A Celtic Autumn Evening" at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in 208 White Hall. The event will feature Irish singer/songwriter Tommy Sands performing with IONA, a Washington-based trio.

"Tommy Sands is certainly one of the best songwriters in Irish music today," wrote the Irish Echo. "He also happens to be one of the most entertaining and engaging concert performers around." A member of Ireland's famed Sands musical family, he is renowned as a performer, radio personality and advocate for peace in Northern Ireland. Atlanta Celtic fiddler Maggie Holtzberg will accompany Sands on some of his songs.

The IONA trio, consisting of Barbara Tresidder Ryan, Bernard Argent and Bob Mitchell, is unique in that their musical repertoire covers the Celtic spectrum-not just the music of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, but Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia and the Isle of Man.

The event partially benefits community radio station WRFG (89.3 FM), which broadcasts "The Celtic Show" with John Falstaff on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Tickets for "A Celtic Autumn Evening" are $15 at the door, $12 in advance, and may be purchased at the Emory box office or any Chapter 11 bookstore. Telephone orders (404-727-5050) carry a $2.50 service charge. For more information call 404-572-8045.

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