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March 19 – The Barley Saints – 7:30 p.m.
March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Barley Saints were founded in West Michigan, in 2017, by Ray Veen, and Scott Sheldon. Originally called “Knotwork”, the band coalesced around the rough idea of playing up-tempo Irish tunes for pubs and parties. Several musicians tried out and played with the band in their early days, but it became quite a challenge to find the right combination of personalities, folks with similar values, musical interests, and skill-levels – not to mention basic availability. For this reason, the early lineup of the band went through several transitions. A few shows were played during that time, but because they hadn’t settled on their final roster, there was never a sense of being able to get the band off the ground floor.
All of that changed when the band’s good friend Dan Seabolt (of the Oat-bran Boys) suggested they contact one of his former fiddle students, Hannah Kroll. After joining the guys at one practice, the entire mood and energy of the band changed. Hannah brought a fresh perspective, a youthful exuberance, and a MIND-BLOWING amount of pure, unadulterated talent. Most importantly, Hannah came to the band with a real sense of commitment, connection, and direction… qualities that the earlier members of the band had spent nearly a year searching for. With a renewed sense of hope and energy, the band re-invented themselves as The Barley Saints, and begin booking shows in earnest.
The Barley Saints are a five-piece Celtic rock band from the Muskegon area of West Michigan. They specialize in a mix of Irish pub tunes, up-tempo Irish folk songs, and fast-paced traditional dance tunes, supported by driving rock beats. With their lineup finally complete, solid, and committed, The Barley Saints started booking more and more shows, more often, in new and more exciting venues. They also began writing some original music, and at this time, are discussing their next, most momentous, and exciting step yet… recording their first album.
Click here to purchase your tickets now! Tickets are $15 each. General admission, Black Box. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont. Doors open for seating at 7:00 p.m.
Online sales close two hours prior to events, please call the box office for ticket availability at 231-924-8885 if online sales have ended.