Barleycorn opens Live on the Lawn

As long as weather is good concert on the riverbank in front of Lawson Field Theatre will be from 6pm-8pm.

As long as weather is good concert on the riverbank in front of Lawson Field Theatre will be from 6pm-8pm.

Barleycorn

IRISH-influenced band Barleycorn will open the free Live on the Lawn Concert series tomorrow night.

The concert on the riverbank in front of the Lawson Field Theatre will be held from 6pm to 8pm as long as the weather is good.

People are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy while listening to the music.

Tomorrow’s concert is the first of four free concerts held on the four Fridays in January.

Barleycorn is a four-piece folk and Irish-influenced band.

“We play some good old traditional Irish standard tunes and songs, together with some more perhaps sophisticated and contemporary folk songs,” said one of the band members Sarah Olsen.

Others in the band are Colin Olsen, Brendon Gill and Judy Poulsen.

“We have a slightly unusual line-up; our lead instrument is a tenor recorder, (one of a range of recorders used for different items), which provides a unique ambience and a new take on the Irish.”

The ensemble plays a mixture of Celtic instrumental music and contemporary folk-influenced songs, all easy on the ear.

The band performs everything from Irish jigs, reels and polkas to New Zealand songs, and even the occasional Shakespearian sonnet. There is sure to be something in their repertoire for everyone to enjoy.

Other performers in coming weeks will be Walter Walsh “The Wiz”, Common Time and the Gisborne Concert Band.

If the weather is inclement, the radio station MoreFM will broadcast any cancellation from 3pm.

IRISH-influenced band Barleycorn will open the free Live on the Lawn Concert series tomorrow night.

The concert on the riverbank in front of the Lawson Field Theatre will be held from 6pm to 8pm as long as the weather is good.

People are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy while listening to the music.

Tomorrow’s concert is the first of four free concerts held on the four Fridays in January.

Barleycorn is a four-piece folk and Irish-influenced band.

“We play some good old traditional Irish standard tunes and songs, together with some more perhaps sophisticated and contemporary folk songs,” said one of the band members Sarah Olsen.

Others in the band are Colin Olsen, Brendon Gill and Judy Poulsen.

“We have a slightly unusual line-up; our lead instrument is a tenor recorder, (one of a range of recorders used for different items), which provides a unique ambience and a new take on the Irish.”

The ensemble plays a mixture of Celtic instrumental music and contemporary folk-influenced songs, all easy on the ear.

The band performs everything from Irish jigs, reels and polkas to New Zealand songs, and even the occasional Shakespearian sonnet. There is sure to be something in their repertoire for everyone to enjoy.

Other performers in coming weeks will be Walter Walsh “The Wiz”, Common Time and the Gisborne Concert Band.

If the weather is inclement, the radio station MoreFM will broadcast any cancellation from 3pm.

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