Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a performance by the Atwater-Donnelly Band on Saturday, January 5, at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.
Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater~Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Not to be missed is this Atwater~Donnelly Band show where Aubrey and Elwood collaborate with musicians Cathy Clasper-Torch on violin, cello and piano, John & Heidi Cerrigione on up-right bass and autoharp, and Irish step-dancer and percussionist Kevin Doyle. Kevin was the principle dancer and dance director for Brian O’Donovan’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn in 2011, and many from Cape Ann will recognize him from the performance at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 from the coffeehouse web site at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, at Gloucester Music, and at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport. The suggested donation at the door is $14 for adults, $9 for those 65 and older, $5 for those younger than 18, and $28 for a family. This is a WUMB “Warm Clothes – Warm Hearts” event: bring a gently-used coat, jacket, hat, or gloves for donation to an area homeless shelter and receive a free drink as a thank-you.
For more info, visit http://rockportucc.org/January05-2013.htm.