An Afternoon of Traditional Irish Music w/ Selkie & Ben Traverse
Join the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) as we get an early start to St. Patrick's Day with an afternoon of traditional Irish Music featuring Selkie and Ben Traverse Sunday, March 12 at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/selkie-ben-traverse-tickets-494232080457 or in the LACA gift shop.
Selkie is a trio of Celtic multi-instrumentalists (Cara Lieurance, Jim Spalink and Michele Venegas) who bring formidable experience to the Michigan folk scene. Based in southwest Michigan, Selkie has performed at the Michigan Irish Festival, the Holland Celtic Festival, the Sparta Irish Festival, the Kalamazoo Irish Festival, among others.
Their music is strongly dance-based, tightly woven, and varied with unique arrangements of traditional and original music for fiddle, flute, banjo, accordion, bouzouki, guitar and harp. Songs sung in English, Gaelic and French round out their repertoire.
Ben Traverse is a Grand Rapids, MI-based traditional folk singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and member of the Earthwork Music Collective. Digging deep into the repertoire of American and Celtic folk music, Traverse brings a unique, youthful enthusiasm to an old and rich musical tradition.