Mark your calendar for the Gathering of the Clans Irish music event to benefit Free SPIRIT Riders therapeutic horsemanship program. The date is Friday March 6, the entertainment will be from 8 to 11 PM at the Horning Center on Marian University Campus, 45 S National Avenue, FdL. The event will include a Silent Auction, Purses 4 Ponies, 50/50 raffle and snacks.
Ticket are $15 each or 2 for $25 in advance at Mike’s Music on North Main Street or Wegners Office Supply on Court Street (both in Fond du Lac). Tickets will be $18 each or 2 for $35 at the door.
Sheamus Fitzpatrick and the McNally Boys performances are equal parts true Irish folk music and charismatic entertainment in the likeness of Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers and the Dubliners.
The Multi-instrumentalists Aaron Baer (banjo, accordion, mandolin, vocals) and Jeremy Wood (guitar, tins, uillean pipes, vocals) head the band with Paul Wisneski and upright bass Jason Baer. Dale Devries (vocals) leads the crowd to become part of the show by offering bar-wide toasts and singing and dancing and with the patrons.
Matt Miller, President of Oshkosh Irish Fest states “Sheamus Fitzpatrick and the McNally Boys have been playing our festival since we started in 2009. We call them our “house” band and keep bringing them back because our crowds absolutely love them. Heart beating, foot stomping, hand clapping, and everyone singing along….this is what makes this band so great and so much fun. They have added a lot of fun to our fest.”