The City of Marquette kicks off its fifth annual Art Week with a performance at the Marquette Commons by traditional music heavyweights Finvarra’s Wren, sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op!
The City of Marquette kicks off its fifth annual Art Week with a free concert at the Marquette Commons by Finvarra’s Wren.
Finvarra’s Wren is one of North America’s most exciting Irish quartets. Making the kind of music you’d only hear on the west coast of Ireland, this Detroit-based band has an intense dedication to their instruments and to Irish music. As a family-based group, Finvarra’s Wren is capable of playing with a tightness and effortlessness that often evades other ensembles. Their performances have been described as “a swirl of musical tradition and performance energy”. Finvarra’s Wren has performed at many of North America’s top music festivals and venues including the Kennedy Center, the Goderich Celtic Festival, BlissFest, Celtic Fest Mississippi and Ann Arbor’s prestigious Ark.
The band is led by Detroit Irish music scene stalwarts Jim Perkins and Cheryl Burns, well known for their sensitive vocals and the inventive musical weaving of Jim’s guitar and Cheryl’s mountain dulcimer and bodhran. Powerhouse brother-sister duo Asher (button accordion and concertina) and Alison Perkins (vocals, fiddle and tin whistle) are world renowned for their award-winning playing. Each member of the family has enjoyed successful careers as musical performers, teachers and recording artists.
This performance is made possible thanks to the Hiawatha Music Co-op. Hiawatha will have a table at the concert where tickets can be purchased for the 41st Annual Hiawatha Music Festival in July. Festival volunteer sign-up will also be held.