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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Middlesex Concert Band’s “A Celtic Celebration” on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at Wakefield’s Americal Civic Center

Posted by Christina Jedra  February 8, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the MCB concert band: 

 What better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day than an afternoon or evening of Irish music?  The Middlesex Concert Band is pleased to present “A Celtic Celebration”, a musical tribute featuring new and familiar Irish tunes.  Let the band tug at your heartstrings with its beautiful rendition of “An Irish Tune from County Derry (O Danny Boy)”.  Hum along as they play three movements from Arthur Fiedler’s favorite composer, Leroy Anderson’s “Irish Suite”.  You’ll be toe tapping to the first and third movements, “The Irish Washerwoman” and “The Rakes of Mallow”, and you’ll be moved by the second movement, “The Minstrel Boy”.  Try not to dance as the band will then play selections from Riverdance! before cranking out more tunes sure to transport you to the meadows and rock walls of Ireland.  Be sure to participate in our raffle for one of several great gift baskets.  Whether you can trace your roots to Ireland, or you’re Irish for a day, you’ll be entertained!

“A Celtic Celebration” is on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, March, March 17 at 3:00 pm at the Americal Civic Center at 467 Main Street in Wakefield.  Tickets are $15 and $12 for seniors and children.  Tickets can be ordered online at http://www.mcbconcertband.org/celtic.htm or by calling (857) 288-8239.  The Americal Civic Center is handicapped accessible.  Doors open an hour prior to the start of the concert.

The Middlesex Concert Band of Wakefield, Massachusetts plays traditional and
contemporary wind ensemble music, marches, big band sounds, folk tunes and music
from Broadway and Hollywood. From September to May, the Middlesex Concert Band
presents a series of pops and holiday concerts with the Wakefield Choral Society. During
the summer months, the band can be heard playing traditional outdoor concerts in town
parks and commons throughout the region. Middlesex Concert Band is a non-profit
501(c)(3) organization made up of more than 60 volunteer musicians. For more
information about the band, visit www.MCBconcertband.org The band is led by
conductor, Mark E. Olson. An active trumpeter, Mr. Olson is also the assistant Director
of Bands at Harvard University where he conducts the Harvard Wind Ensemble, The
Sunday Jazz Band and serves as advisor to the Harvard University Band.

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