Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Rich Variety of Music this Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

Celtic band, singer/songwriter and pianist will perform

Jolly Beggars - Friday July 6 at 8pm

The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences.

Based out of Hartford, CT, their traditional songs and musical arrangements have exposed many to the joys of Celtic music. They tell traditional stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs. Characterized by their tight harmonies and use of guitars, mandolin, tin whistles, octave mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, double bass, bodhran, spoons, and more, The Jolly Beggars have quickly built a solid following and continue to spread their music around the east coast. They spent the summer of 2011 touring the east coast and playing shows from Maine to North Carolina. All of the members of the band have studied music extensively throughout their schooling and five members of the band teach music part- and full-time around Connecticut.

Brian Colburn and Ryan Heidel - Saturday July 7 at 7:30pm

Brian Colburn plays music that gives you the feeling of summer all year ’round. Soaring melodies, memorable hooks, and a feel-good vibe – there’s a little something for everyone who attends his performances.
Brian has appeared with acts such as Blues Traveler, Plain White T’s, Toad The Wet Sprocket, From Good Homes and Hot Day At The Zoo. Later this Summer he’ll be appearing with Dangermuffin and Yarn.

Ryan Heidel is a 20 year old accomplished pianist currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. He began playing at age 10 and was an integral part of his high school music program. Ryan composes and plays his original music as well as arranging covers for current music.

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