Celtic folk coming to Opera House 11.10.2010

Written by David Green.

Jigs and reels will be heard Sunday in the Fayette Opera House when Fonn Mor visits at 3 p.m. as part of the Glasgow Organ Series.

With a strong instrumental and percussive base, Fonn Mor performs original and traditional songs and rollicking jigs and reels. The band blends traditional Celtic folk with a variety of other cross-cultural and rock influences. Energetic melodies from fiddle, accordion and flute are backed by Afro-Celtic percussion and driving guitars to create a whole new sound, with elements of old Ireland and Scotland.

Based in West Michigan, Fonn Mor has performed throughout the Midwest. Their festival performances include the Milwaukee Irish Fest, Chicago Celtic Fest, and Michigan Irish Fest. Their signature CD earned two Jammie Awards in 2002—Best World Music CD and Best CD of the Year. Their follow-up CD, Fragment, was named Best World Music CD in 2003.

Light refreshments will follow the performance.

Tickets cost $10, with a $2 discount for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket.

To reserve tickets, call 419/237-3111.

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