The Glengarry Bhoys
Friday, June 15, 2007 and Saturday, June 16, 2007 -- 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts
The Glengarry Bhoys
Friday, June 15, 2007 and Saturday, June 16, 2007 -- 8:00 PM (doors open at 7):
"The band that prevents you from being still" whose signature sound fuses the roots of their Glengarry heritage with the multi cultural sounds of modern Celtic and contemporary music. Their energy and good humor brings a family oriented and all around fun time to any audience.
General admission $20; Seniors $16; Students with valid student ID and under 14 Free. Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St, Homer, NY 13077. Call (607) 749-4900 for more information and to reserve tickets.
The Glengarry Bhoys Close Out the Spring 2007 Season at the Center
HOMER- On June 15th and 16th at 8:00 PM, the Center for the Arts continues its tradition of closing the spring season with North America's most sought after Celtic rock band, The Glengarry Bhoys. They will once again bring their high-energy blend of traditional and contemporary music to the Center for a two-night stand as the Center celebrates its second year of operations as a community center dedicated to the celebration of the arts.
The Glengarry Bhoys signature sound fuses the roots of their Glengarry heritage with the multi cultural sounds of modern Celtic and contemporary music. Their energy and good humor, which is as much a part of a Glengarry Bhoys' performance as their musical abilities, brings a family oriented and all around fun time to any audience as attested to by their enthusiastic reception from the sell out crowds at last year's Center's concerts. Labeled "The band that prevents you from being still", this group has played to sold-out audiences all over North America and the United Kingdom. Celtic Beat Magazine claims them as, "One of the best concerts I have ever seen, strong vocals and a band with energy to die for."
The Glengarry Bhoys began some nine years and six albums ago and have established themselves through a devoted work-ethic of touring and recording. They have accomplished much in this relatively short span of time, thrilling audiences internationally and selling in excess of 95,000 copies of their records independently, a sure signal of their appeal and strength of their craft. Their most recent CD Mill Sessions was featured in April on the national CBC radio show "Fresh Air".
The Bhoys have their roots in Glengarry, Ontario. The area was settled by Scots highlanders in the early 1800's but has also been home to a strong French element for some 400 years. These groups have lived in close harmony, perhaps originally born of their mutual disdain for the British, but also given their mutual interests in farming, religion, politics and music. The inter-marriage of French and Scots created a unique blend of culture. This harmony is nowhere more evident than in the Bhoys' music, which draws on their combined musical heritages.
The deep roots of these cultures resonate with many a music lover and none more so than the band themselves. The common observation of those who have been enchanted by their live shows is that clearly, this is a band in love with music and performing. As one reviewer was moved to report, "if these Bhoys don't get you a-movin' then your skin's on way too tight." The energy and good humour, as much a part of their shows as their musicianship crosses all cultures and ages and it is not uncommon to see a grandparent and grandchild dancing together in the aisles!
Performing on guitar, bagpipes, Uileann pipes, fiddle, bodhran, keyboards, bass, percussions, whistles and trumpet, along with Step dancing, these five energetic individuals have taken 175 years of Celtic music in Canada and raised the bar to new heights. Don't miss this opportunity for a rollicking good time with The Glengarry Bhoys in the intimate 400-seat theater of the Center for the Arts in the historic village of Homer.
Tickets for the June 15 and 16 performances (General admission $20; seniors $16; students with valid ID and children under 14 are free) can be purchased in advance at Jodi's Hallmark and Sheridan's Fine Jewelry in Cortland, Linani's in Homer, Ithaca Guitarworks in Ithaca, through the Center's website at, or by calling 607-749-4900, and if available, at the door the evenings of the performances. The Center Social Hour begins at 7:00 PM offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.
The show sponsor for the Glengarry Bhoys is McNeil and Company. This performance is supported by The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. This performance is also supported in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and season sponsor Reihlman, Shafer & Shafer Attorneys at Law. Accommodations are provided by the Hampton Inn of Cortland.
The Center for the Arts in Homer provides the region and community with a broad spectrum of cultural and artistic activities that provide education, enlightenment and entertainment. The Center is an accessible facility for year-round classes, workshops, exhibits, performances, summer camps, and conferences devoted to the visual and performing arts. The Center of the Arts of Homer is located at 72 South Main Street in downtown Homer on the corner of Routes 11 and 90, just off Exit 12 on I-81.