Join the Drowsy Lads, Joe Moriarty from Riverdance & more as they bring the party to Chillicothe for this annual St. Patricks Day Party!
The Drowsy Lads thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US over 15 years ago and have become fan favorites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots the Lads bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. With the release of their 4th album, Everyone In, and the notable camaraderie and genuineness that flows from their live performances, the future continues to look bright for these Lads.
Ohio brothers John and Daniel McKewen, father and son Phil and Josh Franck, and lifelong friend Bryan Brookes bring to the stage a concoction of “we dare you to hold still” Irish dance tunes as well as a full emotional gamut of songs and good humor. Their authentic approach and deep enjoyment of people is a refreshing surprise to both casual music-lovers and those steeped in hardcore Trad.
Besides packing out theaters, concert halls, clubs and pubs, the Lads are lighting up Irish festivals including Milwaukee, Dublin, Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Louisville. They were also featured at Lakeside Ohio’s Chautauqua series for four years, the beautiful Murphy theater for three, and were guest artists with the Otterbein University Orchestra. Each Lad is a multi-instrumentalist, and the combined lineup includes fiddle, button accordion, tenor banjo, flute, whistle, guitar, bouzouki, Uilleann pipes, 5-string banjo, concertina, and bodhran.
The Lads are fond of creating their own spirited arrangements and offering occasional original compositions, even mixing in some bits of Bluegrass or Classical. But these never get in the way of their obsession with the pure old Irish tunes, songs, wit, and friendship that has defined Irish music for centuries.
Joseph Moriarty was born and raised in Pickerington, Ohio and started traditional Irish dancing at the age of seven. It was soon obvious he had a natural flair for dancing and within a couples of years was winning age group titles at the US Midwestern Regional and US National Irish Dancing Championships. Joseph progressed to competing at the World Championships and consistently placed in the top five.
Mr. Moriarty then joined Riverdance-The Show in 1997 at the age of 16, and was asked to train for a lead position shortly after. Joseph is to date, the youngest male ever to be given the principal role. He is the second North American male to be given the lead role in the history of the show. Joseph held the lead male role longer than anyone in Riverdance history and toured with the company for over 13 years. His career highlights include starring on Broadway, performing in the Peoples Hall of China and the Moscow Kremlin State Palace, as well as performances for the Empress of Japan, the President of Ireland and many others.
Mr. Moriarty now concentrates his time running his dance studio in Pickerington, The ML Dance Academy with his beautiful wife, Yulia. He is excited to be performing in Chillicothe!
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar, food, soft drinks, a silent auction and entertainment.
Tickets are $125 each or $800 for reserved tables of eight. Ticket includes dinner, champagne and the show. Limited tickets are available now by calling 740-775-4100. Cead Mile Failte is presented by Huntington Bank with support from G&J Pespi Bottlers and Classic Brands.