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What: Men of Worth and John Hoban concert
When: 8 p.m. Saturday (May 14)
Where: Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., Redding, CA
Tickets: $18 at door or in advance by calling 241-7320
It has been over 10 years since Men of Worth performed at Old City Hall. The Shasta County Arts Council welcomes them back, along with guest performer John Hoban, in a fundraiser for the arts council.
In 1986, Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher came together to perform Irish and Scottish folk music, combining traditional and contemporary styles. The name “Men of Worth” was chosen from the title of a folk song written by the Scottish singer/songwriter Archie Fisher.
Together Men of Worth blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of songs with their varied selection of instruments. They have a very simple approach to their presentation, and in keeping with tradition, remain true to the music and story. Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads.
“Castlebar, Ireland native John Hoban — musician, singer, songwriter, poet — has traveled all over the world with his music. The ultimate multi-instrumentalist, John plays fiddle, accordion, mandolin, mado, cello, harmonica, etc. He writes, composes his own songs and music. It has been said that he could make music from a sheaf of oats. Behind the talent and enthusiasm of John is a caring, wise artist. A simple man unfettered by much of the clutter we deem so important in modern society.” -Sean Walsh, Arts Officer, Mayo County Council.
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-from press release