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Matt and Shannon Heaton in Concert

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton play updated and traditional Irish music on flute, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and voices. They feature husband-and-wife harmonies and instrumental virtuosity.

With engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled Irish music from the heart. Their new album “Whirring Wings” is a seamless blend of brand-new and centuries-old music. The title comes from Robert Burns’ line “the moorcock springs on whirring wings,” and the Heatons took it as stimulus to find lift and space with favorite tunes on flute, guitar, and bouzouki.

The Heatons are an integral part of Boston’s vibrant trad music scene. Shannon co-founded Boston’s Celtic Music Fest and served on its board for 15 years, creating opportunities for hundreds of traditional musicians and dancers. She was named Massachusetts Traditional Artist Fellow in 2016, and she hosts the culture podcast Irish Music Stories.

Matt has performed with countless ensembles, including the Karan Casey Band, Boys of the Lough, and Robbie O’Connell. In addition to his work as an Irish accompanist on guitar and bouzouki, Matt is an active performer for children and families. He has received multiple grants and awards for his engaging sing alongs and rockabilly-tinged albums.

Matt and Shannon are comfortable onstage and have a warm connection with audiences. They are world-class American performers with Irish roots and universal

“Their playing is masterful and inventive, their arrangements city-smart and spacious. Still, they never forget that Irish music is, at its heart, a neighborly form, meant for sharing, not showing off.” —The Boston Globe

Online tickets will be available till 2 pm on the day of the show. Afterward, tickets will be available for $25 at the door unless this event is marked as Sold Out.  Youth 18 years and under receive free admission at the door.

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April 14
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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