JCA Season Continues With St. Patrick’s Day Concert

The Jamestown Concert Association will continue its 2016-17 concert series with a performance by Celtic fiddle and guitar duo Dana and Kyle on Friday, March 17, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church beginning at 8 p.m. Submitted photo

After a three-month gap, the Jamestown Concert Association will continue its 2016-17 season programming with a special St. Patrick’s Day concert downtown.

The concert association will present the fourth of six concerts scheduled across the season when the Celtic fiddle and guitar duo Dana and Kyle give an 8 p.m. performance to be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Hailed as “ground-breaking” by noted folklorist and NEA Award-recipient Mick Moloney and “bursting with creativity” by renowned fiddler Kevin Burke, Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. The two have collaborated with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music and have brought their inventive arrangements and nuanced interpretations of traditional music to clubs, festival stages and concert halls throughout the U.S. and Canada.

According to Sally Ulrich, JCA president, Dana and Kyle’s impending visit to Jamestown comes through the JCA’s collaboration with the Manhattan Music Ensemble agency — upon which the association has come to rely when it comes to supplying talent for chamber and solo concerts.

“Reggie Bahl (Manhattan Music Ensemble artist manager) suggested this creative duo when I told him we were thinking about having a concert right on St. Patrick’s Day,” Ulrich said. “Fiddler Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna compose, improvise and infuse traditional Irish music with their classical expertise. We are really looking forward to this Celtic celebration on March 17.”

Following the performance, an after-party and meet-and-greet will be held across the street at Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge, 10 E. Fourth St.

Tickets to the concert are $20 for general admission and $7.50 for college students. Attendees ages 18 and under will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or presale at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Chautauqua Music, Germaine and Pappalardo, Trinity Guitars and Wright’s Music Shed, or by calling 484-7070 or 487-1522.

Sponsors of the concert include Trinity Guitars, Jamestown’s Rental Properties, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation and the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County. The concert was also funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program; with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.

For more information on the Friday, March 17, concert call 487-1522 or visit jamestownconcertassociation.org/.