West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg to present summer concert featuring Celtic band Boys of the Lough on August 1, 2007.
Contact: H.G. Young, III, professor of music, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present a special summer concert featuring the Celtic band Boys of the Lough on Wednesday, August 1, at 7 p.m. in the College Theatre.
Celebrating their 40th anniversary tour, the Boys were the first real Celtic folk group, bringing together the various strands of Irish-Scottish dance music, and earning respect on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tickets are available in the college business office for $10, adults, and $5, students. The concert opens the college's 2007-2008 Distinguished Performance Series.
The first of the full-time professional Celtic bands to arise on the international scene, Boys of the Lough now occupy a unique position in the world of traditional music. They have completed over 60 tours of the United States and their performances and recordings span over five decades.
Since the first tour in 1967, the ensemble has traveled extensively in its mission to gain respect and a wider audience for traditional music. Their warm and critically-acclaimed performances have won them friends from the village halls of their homelands to international concert and festival stages, establishing a precedent that many others have followed.
True originals, the Boys have earned respect on both sides of the Atlantic and continue to act as role models for countless younger musicians. Their concerts, recordings and compositions were crucial in bringing about the current explosion of interest in all facets of Celtic music.