CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host Aoife Clancy, lead singer for The Clancy Legacy, and the well-known Irish duo Pipeline Sunday, Aug. 9, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center.

Clancy and Pipeline — Dermot Hyde and Tom Hake — will team up as a featured act at the Milwaukee Irish Fest the following week. Both have performed separately at Skye Theatre in the past and requested the opportunity to do a live run-through onstage at Skye before taking the show to the larger stage in Milwaukee.

The Aug. 9 concert will begin at 7 p.m., with a preshow jam scheduled at 6:15 p.m. This is the second in a series of four Sunday concerts to be held in August at Skye.

Clancy’s voice ranges from traditional Irish songs to ballads and contemporary folk. Her father Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, placed a guitar in her hands when she was 10 and by age 14, she was playing with her father in nearby pubs.
From the small town of Carrick-on-Suir, in Co Tipperary, Ireland, Clancy moved to Dublin, where she studied drama at the Gaiety School of Acting. After a season at the Gaiety, she was invited to do a tour of Australia. There, she performed at festivals and concerts, sharing the stage with some of Ireland’s greatest performers, including Christy Moore and the Furey Brothers. Her performances also include Caribbean cruises with the Clancy Brothers, the Milwaukee Irish Festival and a seven-week tour of the United States with the renowned Paddy Noonan Show.

In 1995, she was asked to join the acclaimed group Cherish the Ladies, one of the most sought-after Irish American groups in history. For the past four years, she has toured extensively, doing no less than 200 dates a year throughout the United States and Europe. She has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops and while performing with Cherish the Ladies, she collaborated with the Boston Pops on its Grammy-nominated Celtic album.

As Pipeline, Hyde and Hake offer a repertoire of both traditional and new music from Ireland, Scotland, Galicia and Brittany. Hyde plays uillean pipes, whistles and small pipes and provides vocals. Hake plays bouzouki, guitar and harp.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 562-4445. Skye Theater is at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Road and U.S. Route 2.

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