Honey Brook Borough’s final concert of the season for the free Concert in the Park series will be held Sept. 13.
Back by popular demand, Across the Pond will perform at 5 p.m. Across the Pond is a multi-instrumental trio performing their own arrangements of Irish and Scottish tunes and songs.
“This band played for us a couple years ago and drew a very large crowd. I wasn’t sure how traditional Celtic music would be received in this area so I was pleasantly surprised at the response,” said Park and Recreation Chairperson Jeanne Jenzano. “This band is comprised of exceptional musicians who play spirited, high energy Celtic tunes. This concert will be enhanced by the talent of the McDade Cara School of Irish Dance. The dancers will perform to the jigs and reels of Across the Pond.”
“We are a fine wedding band, concert band, party band, festival band, and more. We perform traditional Celtic music with our own unique arrangements,” writes the band on their website at http://www.acrossthepondmusic.com.
“The sounds of guitar, mandolin, flute, whistles, fiddle and bodhran will surely transport the audience “across the pond”,” touts Honey Brook Borough’s website. “With repertoire ranging from hauntingly slow airs to high energy jigs and reels, Across the Pond has been recognized as one of the premier Celtic bands in south-central Pennsylvania.”
According to the band’s website, www.acrossthepondmusic.com, Michael Morrison grew up playing bluegrass, old-time and blues guitar, eventually also playing rock and country. He plays guitar, mandolin, flute, banjo and sings. Chuck Krepley began as a bluegrass banjo player in the 1970s, and eventually Scottish style fiddling. He plays fiddle, banjo and guitar. Dan Diviney has been playing whistles and bodhran at Irish sessions since 1999.
The Sept. 13 concert closes out the 2015 Concert in the Park series.
“This summer’s concert series has been wonderful!” said Jenzano. “We have been lucky to have great weather and good turn out. It’s a great feeling to see Honey Brook residents and folks from other communities all together enjoying great music on a summer evening in the park.”
Honey Brook Borough will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Honey Brook Food Pantry.
“Our ongoing collection of nonperishable food has been an added feature this season and we have appreciated the generous donations of our audiences,” said Jenzano.
The Park and Recreation Board is already thinking about next year’s concert series.
“Attendance at the concerts continues to increase and bands are contacting me, requesting to be part of the concert series,” she said. “I have some possibilities for next season in mind and would really like to find a band that plays Motown and Soul music. It’s fun to provide a variety of different musical genres for our audiences, something for everyone.”
The Honey Brook Lions Club will have food and beverages available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of music in an outdoor setting.
In the event of inclement weather the concert will be cancelled by 1 p.m. the day of the show. There will be a recorded message on the borough office line, 610-273-2020. Every effort will be made by the borough and the performers to reschedule cancelled concerts.
For more information about Across the Pond, visit www.acrossthepondmusic.com.