CANCELLED - Celtic Cabaret - McPeake
Legendary McPeake Family to Perform in Rumford Ask Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, or Bono about the roots of Irish Music, and they will point you to the McPeake Family! The legendary Irish Super Group McPeake will perform at 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater in Rumford on Thursday March 26th at 7:00 pm.
The four generations of the McPeake Family are one of those rare Irish gems that have been whispered as ‘folk-royalty.’ Their beloved song “Wild Mountain Thyme” has been on the lips of music lovers across the globe - in Irish pubs, concert halls, and music festivals worldwide - since it was first performed in the late 1940s. This hauntingly beautiful folk anthem has been covered by music superstars such as Glen Frey (The Eagles), Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan and Judy Collins, to name but a very few. Francis McPeake I penned “Wild Mountain Thyme;” Francis McPeake II influenced Van Morrison, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan; Francis McPeake III taught John Lennon the Uilleann Pipes; and now Francis McPeake IV - who has worked with iconic Hollywood film companies, such as Walden Media, and Academy Award-winning actors - has formed the vibrant new band McPEAKE. Figuring prominently in the EMMY Award-winning PBS Special “Music of Ireland,” McPEAKE is now taking the world of Celtic music by storm with its own contemporary brand of self-penned songs and compositions. Since their initial tour of USA in 2009, McPEAKE are now on the main stages of the USA festival circuit, performing regularly to audiences in excess 10,000 people. The new generation of this legendary family has developed a distinctive sound that is totally immersed in the popular culture of today, while maintaining a firm anchor in the influences of past generations. McPEAKE’s unique blend of Indie, Country, Folk and Irish music attracts widely diverse audiences that might not otherwise commingle.
Fans consistently use superlatives such as fresh, authentic, original, and dazzling to describe the experience that is – McPEAKE!
This special performance happens on Thursday March 26th with doors open at 6:00 pm for seating, social and cash only pub menu and cash bar, show starts at 7:00 pm. Special priced advanced tickets are $20 and are available online at www.49franklin.com, and downtown Rumford at Bartash’s and All That Jazz. Tickets are $25 Day of show and at the door. Enter 49 Franklin at the right side of the building to the Mystic Theater at the upper back parking lot or through the lower door at the ramp.