SimpleGifts featuring Billy McLaughlin presents their ChristmasTide Homecoming metro tour, at various venues around the Twin Cities region of Minnesota (Lakeville, Mt. Olivet Plymouth, The Parkway Mpls, IDS Crystal Court, Crooners, and three shows in Marine-on-St. Croix). Music of joy and wonder. Concert information and tickets: www.simplegiftsmusic.net -
This year's metro tour is a short one, so advance tickets are advised!
Cumar, a new musical group based in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, brings together the complex and irresistible rhythms of West African drumming with the beautiful, flowing melodies of traditional Irish dance music. It features two master drummers from Guinea, West Africa, brothers Fodé and Alhassan Bangoura, and well-known musicians from the Twin Cities Irish music scene, including and Sean Egan (founder/director) on clarinet and bass clarinet, Laura MacKenzie on flute and vocals, a fine fiddler, and Morien McBurnie on banjo. For their shows at the Southern Theater, Cumar will be joined by dancers from Duniya Drum and Dance company and from O'Shea Irish Dance. This concert will be repeated on Saturday Jan. 28th. Tickets will be available through the Southern Theater. Find out more at http://cumarmusic.com