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Switchback at The Illinois State Museum
July 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Music at the Museum Concert Series will present the award winning CelticAmericana duo Switchback Thursday, July the 13th, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Illinois State Museum. Known for their high energy performances, Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots.
Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack. Playing an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, & Simon and Garfunkel.
Switchback tours throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the Netherlands playing over 200 engagements a year. Their television specials “The Americana Sessions”, “The Celtic Sessions” and “Music on the Mayne Stage” have aired on PBS stations throughout the U.S. Music Connection Magazine said: “The words ‘American Roots & Celtic Soul’ only begin to describe this unusual act, whose vocal prowess is as pure as it is unique. There is no denying the stunning vocal blends that are achieved by this duo.” Their Celtic music is authentically Irish, drawing praise from such traditional players as Matt Molloy of the group the Chieftains.
The Music at the Museum Concerts are hosted each month by Illinois singer/songwriter Chris Vallillo and take place every 2nd Thursday of the month all year long at the Illinois State Museum Auditorium. Concerts start at 7:00 pm, admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for museum members and kids under 12. There will be a variety of desserts and drinks available during the break.
You can see the full 2017 Music at the Museum schedule at www.museumconcerts.com. Th
e Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S Spring St, Springfield, IL 62706. For additional information call the Illinois State Museum at (217) 782-7386.
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