The Ennis Sisters, presented by New England Celtic Arts, will perform shows in Farmington and Phillips this month.

The group will perform at Phillips Area Community Center on Tueday, July 26, and at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society on Wednesday, July 27.

Both shows begin at 7 p.m. A public jam session and pie social will precede the Farmington concert at 6 p.m.

The Ennis Sisters, comprised of Maureen, Teresa and Karen Ennis, are world -renowned celebrated songbirds.

They were born and raised on Irish Newfoundland tunes. Their father is a traditional button accordion player, and their mother grew up on the southern shore of the Avalon, surrounded by music. Throughout the sisters’ childhood, if their parents weren’t making music, it was coming through the radio — particularly the Irish Newfoundland radio shows, which aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

“There was just no escaping the Irish Newfoundland, traditional music growing up,” Karen said. “When we first began singing for an audience, these were the songs we sang. It’s what came easiest and most natural, and still does.”

The group’s new CD “Stages” is a love letter to old-world Newfoundland with a modern flair. Songs like “Dreaming My Dreams With You,” “The Pines,” “Rock Yourself On The Ocean” and “Out From St. Leonard’s” conjure up the island’s otherworldly beauty, deep-rooted history and seasoned resilience.

The Phillips Community Center is at 21 Depot St. Tickets are $15, and reservations are available at 207-562-4445 or www.necelticarts.com.

North Church is at 12 High St. Tickets are $15, available by calling 207-778-2006 or visiting www.necelticarts.com


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