Saturday, April 12, 2008

Jimmy Crowley & Mairtin De Cogain to sing, dance, tell stories in the Centenary band shell Wed, Ap 16, 8 pm

Directly from Ireland, recording artists Jimmy Crowley and Mairtin (Mare-teen) de Cogain will perform in the Centenary College Hargrove Bandshell, Wed, April 16. at 8:00 pm, says Bruce Allen.

Mairtin de Cogain is an entertainer from County Cork, Ireland. A professional actor, singer, dancer and storyteller, Mairtin has entertained Irish culture fans around the world. He is a two-time national Irish storytelling champion and the lead singer of the world traveling traditional music group, The Fuchsia Band.

Irish singer Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since 1977. He is also an accomplished author and playwright.

The free performance is compliments of the Centenary College Activities Board, Student Life office, the Department of Art and Visual Culture, the Department of English, the Department of Theater and Dance, Centenary Film Society and KSCL radio. The booking is by Doyle Jeter, producer of the Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival in West Monroe.

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