Appalachian Festival Capstone Concert: Seán Keane & Friends

FSU’s Cultural Events Series to Present Celtic Music Group Seán Keane & Friends in Appalachian Festival Capstone Concert

The Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series presents Seán Keane & Friends in the capstone concert, “From Ireland to Appalachia,” for FSU’s eighth annual Appalachian Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. in the FSU Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall.

Hailing from Galway, Keane has long been admired in the Celtic music community for his distinctive singing style. Before the age of 16, he had already won 13 All-Ireland awards for singing and flute. He is the two-time recipient of Irish Music Magazine’s award for Performer of the Year. A review from The Irish Times described Keane’s musical gifts this way: “Could you imagine anybody, anywhere in the world, having a voice like Seán Keane’s? It’s so distinctive, so Irish, so full of the West of Ireland that it might as well wear a badge. The brogue is easy and rounded, the voice honeyed, rich, thrillingly expressive and relaxed.”

Also performing are award-winning musicians, Al Petteway and Amy White, who present an inviting acoustic performance of contemporary Celtic and Appalachian melodies. This husband-and-wife duo has been performing and recording together since 1995, blending original, traditional, contemporary Celtic and Appalachian-influenced music on acoustic guitars, mandolin, Celtic harp, banjo, Irish bouzouki, piano and world percussion.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15.30 for youth under 17. Corporate and group discount rates are also available.

For more information, contact the Cultural Events Series box office at 301-687-3137 or visit CES’ webpage at

The Cultural Events Series is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council, and is supported by a grant from MSAC, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00pm

Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

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CES, Student Activities


$18 for adults and $15.30 for youth under 17

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CES Box Office