DetailsTime : 7:30pm
Venue : Irish Classical Theater
Address : 625 Main St
State : NY
Zip : 14203
Phone : (716)853-4282
Contact Website : https://irishclassicaltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Sf4000003UWwvEAG
Western New York’s very own internationally celebrated alternative band, 10,000 Maniacs, still touring nationwide and recording albums after a stellar run of 35 years, is coming to the Irish Classical Theatre stage (Andrews Theatre) in Buffalo NY for a very special benefit concert to raise funds to cover the costs of recording and distributing a new CD – W.B.Yeats Poems: Words and Music. The band will play many of their legendary numbers, including Celtic material from their Twice Told Tales album.
The CD is the fruit of a longtime artistic collaboration between Vincent O’Neill, Artistic Director of the Irish Classical Theatre Company (ICTC), and Mary Ramsey, the storied lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs, along with their friend and internationally renowned Yeats expert, Joseph Hassett.
The album traces the arc of Yeats’s canon of poetry, from his lyrical poems, such as The Song of Wandering Aengus and The Lake Isle of Innisfree to the powerful and haunting later poems, such as his iconic Easter 1916. The narration of the poems by Vincent O’Neill, accompanied by Mary Ramsey on the violin and viola, with her exquisite a capella renderings of some of the poems, all introduced by Joseph Hassett, combine to create a moving and unique tribute to the greatest of all Irish poets, W.B.Yeats.