Road to the Isles will perform at OUS Saturday

Published 11:05 am Friday, April 4, 2014

Road to the Isles will perform traditional music, dance and folksong of Ireland and Scotland this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Ohio University Southern in the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda in Ironton.

Road to the Isles, from Pittsburgh, Pa., features George Balderose, Oliver Browne, Melinda Crawford and Richard Hughes, who are joined by Irish and Scottish dancers Emma Trimbur and Sarah Hoffman.

Drawing from many generations of piping, fiddling, flute-playing, folksong and lore, Road to the Isles performs the instrumental music, song and dance traditions of Ireland and Scotland. Comprising six performers representing years of experience in their respective fields, Road to the Isles will take you on a journey to the lochs and glens of the Celtic lands of old.

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Their performances include the sword dance, highland fling, sean triubhas, Irish reel and jig, slip jig and hornpipe, complemented by songs, stories, instrumental solos, duets and trios. The ensemble portrays a unique view of the similarities and differences between the music and dance traditions of these fascinating and ancient cultures.

The Road to the Isles brings together music and dances of Ireland and Scotland for a performance that breathes life into ancient traditions.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. This is the final concert of the 2013-2014 Ironton Council for the Arts Lawrence County Concert Series. For more information, including sample audio clips, visit their website at