Thursday, September 3, 2015

O'Rourke's Diner to Sponsor Benefit for The Buttonwood Tree & Musicians

Celtic Concert Joins North End Neighbors

Brian O'Rourke, the infamous and creative chef of O'Rourke's Diner, will be cooking up some tasty treats in support of The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center on FRIDAY, September 18th. The Canadian Celtic band, Searson, will perform at the intimate art center at 8 pm, with dinner to be held at the diner at 6pm. Dinner will be enhanced by the lovely sounds of sisters, Erin and Colleen Searson, on keyboard and fiddle. The Coffeehouse Recording Studio will provide a sound system for the diner, proving once again that Middletown's North End neighborhood is full of kind and generous business owners who help each other out. O'Rourke's Diner (728 Main Street) has been supporting The Buttonwood Tree through various efforts and Michael Arafeh of The Coffeehouse Recording Studio has been Buttonwood's volunteer sound engineer for 25 years.
Following dinner, a full concert of the quartet will take place at The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street, with dessert and Slambovian coffee being served. Seats for the show are $15. A limited number are available at $45 which includes an original, creative dinner, dessert and coffee. Wine and beer are available at Buttonwood by donation, the diner is BYOB. Reservations are requested for all seating. 860.347.4957.

Sisters Erin & Colleen Searson will be performing songs from their brand new album release 'Stars Above the Farm'.  A mix of instrumental and original vocal numbers, the new album tells stories of their hometown, The Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.  Searson is a highly energetic show that includes step dancing, sweet vocals and lively fiddling.  Joined by talented musicians Fraser Gauthier and Daniel O'Shea on bass, drums and percussion, this is a show for all ages!  Join Searson for their first performance at The Buttonwood Tree, a show that will keep your toes tapping.

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