The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 18, 2014

The Irish fun continues


— LEWISBURG — Masters of Tradition will perform traditional Irish music March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The tour, titled “Celebrating Irish Music in its Purest Form,” is appropriate for all ages.

The same day, Martin Hayes, artistic director of Masters of Tradition, will lead a free lecture and demonstration in the Weis Center lobby at noon. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Hayes brings together seven of the most compelling artists in Irish music today. With solos, duets, trios, and full group collaborations, the performance gives insight into the musical journeys these musicians, and the music they play, have taken over the years.

Regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music, Hayes won six All-Ireland fiddle championships before the age of 19 and was cited by Ireland’s Sunday Tribune as one of the 100 most influential Irish men and women in the fields of entertainment, politics and sports, as well as one of the most important musicians to come out of Ireland in the last 50 years.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+, $10 for youth 18 and under, and $10 for non-Bucknell college students. Tickets can be purchased online at bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the box office at (570) 577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in Lewisburg weekdays and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.; and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The next performance in the Weis Center’s 2013-14 Series will be a performance by Dublin Guitar Quartet (DGQ) on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg. The performance is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. DGQ is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. With the help of eight- and 11-string guitars, the quartet has created an original catalog of arrangements by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Part and Gyorgy Ligeti.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or facebook.com/WeisCenter