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The Seamus Egan Project

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Next Stage hosts The Seamus Egan Project

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney. Tickets are $22 advance, $25 At the Door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, the Putney General Store, and Turn It Up in Brattleboro. Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.

PUTNEY—Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present The Seamus Egan Project, featuring the founding member of the seminal Irish-American band Solas, at Next Stage on Saturday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking 1996 album When Juniper Sleeps, which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through music from his 20-year career with that iconic band, and adding some brand new tunes, Egan, with Owen Marshall, Kyle Sanna, and other musical friends, will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond.

From his beginnings as a teen prodigy to his solo work with Shanachie Records to his founding of Celtic powerhouse band Solas to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music, according to a news release.

The Seamus Egan Project introduces fans to the entirety of Egan's immense catalog of music, as well as to new music that he has never recorded or performed live.

Revisiting his music with Solas, and focusing on his three solo albums released before Solas, Egan looks back to that initial burst of creativity that followed the four All-Ireland Championships he won on four different instruments by the age of 14 as well as his turns as a star soloist in his later teens with Mick Moloney’s The Green Fields of America.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #517 (Wednesday, July 3, 2019). This story appeared on page B3.

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