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Cos Cob Library – Friends Summer Concert Series: The Sunday Morning Boys

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come join us for an evening of music on the Cos Cob Library lawn with guest performance group The Sunday Morning Boys!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Cos Cob Library. 

Widely considered the preeminent traditional Irish band in Fairfield and Westchester counties, as well as the most humble, The Sunday Morning Boys have spent the better part of the past two decades disproving the notion that “traditional music is boring.”

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket.

 

Date:
Monday, June 24, 2024
Time:
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location:
Cos Cob Library Front Lawn
Audience:
  Everyone 
Categories:
  Music and Concerts 

About the Sunday Morning Boys

With an impressive assembly of rotating musicians, the core of the Sunday Morning Boys has consisted of longtime friends Kerry Gavin and Frank Kovac.  The most recent lineup has been one of the most consistent, with the unparalleled fiddle playing of Jillian Corey and recorder music of Diggi Thomson.  The Sunday Morning Boys anchor their sound with an impressive catalog of traditional Irish and Celtic Folk tunes from the likes of the Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, and the Wolfe Tones, while integrating many of the more contemporary artists from the genre like Gaelic Storm and Sharon Shannon.

Leading the charge with high energy vocals and the Irish gift of gab is Kerry Gavin.  It is impossible not to smile, dance, clap, or jig with the immediate connection that Kerry’s vocals and stories create with the audience.

Frank follows the vocal cues of Kerry, laying down solid guitar parts and a truly interactive musical banter, occasionally taking up melodic duty with mandolin. Relying on more than 25 years of recording and performing experience, Frank creates arrangements and orchestrates the accompaniment with tradition and fusion in mind.  Playing in festivals like the HORDE tour in the 1990’s and venues from Jones Beach Theatre to The Music Farm in South Carolina, expect Frank to arrange some high energy instrumentals to strengthen the lineup.

The band is rounded out by the classically-trained talents of Jillian Corey and, more recently, Diggi Thomson on the fiddle and recorder/tin whistle, respectively.  Combined, the group jams, jigs, and rocks reels at a frenetic pace, while creating lush counter melodies to some of Ireland’s most well-known folk tunes.

Kerry Gavin:   Vocals and Bodhrán
Frank Kovac: Vocals, Guitar, and Mandolin
Jillian Corey: Fiddle
Diggi Thompson: Tin Whistle and Recorder

Details

Date:
June 24
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://greenwichlibrary.libcal.com/event/12044987

Venue

Cos Cob Library
5 Sinawoy Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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