The Ninth Annual Fennville “Tuesdays in the Park” free community concert
series continues on June 28 with the Kalamazoo based Irish band An Dro. The concert will be held at
Memorial/Paradise Park on north Maple ST, downtown Fennville. Music begins at
7PM. In case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the lower level
of the Fennville District Library.
An Dro performs
Celtic-based, globally infused, world-beat music. At an An
Dro performance you’ll hear traditional Irish melodies, medieval French
songs, Breton dance tunes, Scandinavian refrains with Appalachian influences,
Latin rhythms and African drumming. All
this is injected with an improvisational flair.
An Dro is made
up of members Michele Venegas (formerly of the Celtic Band Fonn Mor), James
Spalink (formerly of the Celtic Band Puck Faire), Fred Willson (formerly with
the Celtic Band Amadaun) and Carolyn Koebel (currently with the art ensemble,
Blue Dalia) Together they bring a
diversity of influences and considerable skill and perform on a wild array of
acoustic instruments that include, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, Celtic
harp, hurdy-gurdy, and percussion instruments from around the world.
An Dro released
their first recording project, The Turn, in May, 2009. The CD includes dynamic arrangements of dance
music from several traditions along with Celtic songs and an original
instrumental work by James Spalink.
Free to the public the concerts are sponsored by the following
Alexander’s Drug Store, Allegan Community Federal Credit Union, Allegan
County News, Birds Eye Foods LLC, Charles P. Schreiner Photography, Chemical Bank, City of Fennville Downtown Development Authority, Crane’s Pie Pantry
Restaurant, Cris’ Hairstyling, Darpel and Associates Builders Inc., Dickinson True
Value Hardware, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Fennville
Family Medicine, Fennville Main Street Market, Fennville Station Dining Coach
& Lounge, Fennville Tire Center, Formed Solutions Inc., Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce, Hidden Pond B&B, Hilliard
Lyons, Lakeshore Lodging, Lakeside Electric of Fennville LLC, Mac’s Landing Vet
Services, Pleasant Hill Farm,
Renzema Dentistry, Robert
Hutchinson, Salt of the Earth-rustic American eatery, Septic Tank Systems Co. Inc.
Bring a lawn chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy Tuesdays in the Park!
Visit the Chamber
website at www.greaterfennville.com
for more information. Anyone
wishing to contribute toward concert sponsorship should contact Martha
Wickett-Schrock at 269.561.2420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org