Sunday, September 22, 7 pm
Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded 10 instrumental and 4 spoken word albums which have sold well over one-half million copies internationally and won national awards in both the music and spoken word categories.
Along with Celtic Harp and Story, his beguiling blend of music and spoken word concerts, Patrick has written and currently performs two acclaimed solo musical theater pieces: O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music, which brings to the stage the legendary life, the turbulent times and the glorious music of Ireland’s most celebrated and beloved musician, Turlough O’Carolan, and The Fine Beauty of the Island, a musical journey to Ireland’s legendary Blasket Islands in search of a deeply haunting tune and the vanished islanders who played it.
In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice and performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, Patrick not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create “a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance.”
“Patrick Ball conjures some Druid magic, weaving words and music into a spellbinding program.”
The Blade, Toledo, OH
“Hauntingly beautiful ballads and lilting storytelling.” Variety, New York
$15 Suggested Donation
Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.
The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street, Evanston IL 60201