TORRINGTON — Northwestern Connecticut Community College Cultural Planning Committee, the History Association and the Torrington Historical Society are jointly sponsoring a free concert of authentic Irish-American music of the Civil War era.
The concert, to be presented by the Gallant Sons of Erin, will take place on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The location for the concert is Founders Hall Auditorium, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Park Place, Winsted.
The Gallant Sons were born out of a mutual interest in not only the sound of traditional and composed mid-nineteenth century American music, but its origins, impact and value as an historical resource. In their roles as living historians, the Gallant Sons research and present the lives and culture of Irish-American immigrants of the American Civil War era. Their groundbreaking CD, “No Irish Need Apply” contains 14 selections drawn from the Civil War era. Many of these songs have never before been recorded by any artist.
Members of the group are: Mark DeAngelis (guitar and vocals); Graham DeAngelis (guitar and vocals); Mark LaPointe (guitar and vocals) and Todd Bryda (bodhran and vocals).
This concert provides the audience with a rare opportunity to hear the Gallant Sons of Erin perform in this area. Their performances are a mixture of high energy, emotion, stories, reflection, tribute and remembrance.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available.