John Williams and Friends Irish concert

Date: March 30 2012 7:30pm

John Williams and Friends Irish concert

The Irish band, John Williams and Friends, will perform traditional Irish music at Lake Forest College. “It’s never too late for St. Patrick’s Day!”
Location: Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel

John Williams is internationally regarded as one of the foremost players of Irish music today. With five All-Ireland titles to his credit, John is the only American-born competitor ever to win first place in the Senior Concertina category. His additional talents on flute, button accordion, bodhran, and piano distinguish him as a much sought after multi-instrumentalist in the acoustic scene around the world. John is a founding member of Irish supergroup Solas and has appeared on stage w/Nickel Creek, The Chieftains, Riverdance, The Grand Ol’ Opry, A Prairie Home Companion, and the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra. He has composed “Perdition Piano Duet” for actors Paul Newman and Tom Hanks in Dreamworks’ Chicago thriller Road to Perdition.

For more information, please check out the John Williams and Friends website

To witness the passion of a John Williams’ live performance is truly astounding. The depth of Williams’ gifts as an artist and musician are awesome. His playing seems to come from beyond him, as if the accordion is playing him instead of the other way around.
- The Irish American Post  

contact infoGeneral Questions? Please call 847-234-3100 for questions about public events at the College.
accessibility imageOn-Campus Disability Accommodations: Contact Teryn Robinson at 847-735-5167 or robinson@lakeforest.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

 

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