Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Celtic and Old Time American Music Concert Slated for Peabody’s Great Hall

All-Ireland Champion John Whelan to Play Accordion:  

And they are clling it: "Old Tunes & Old Bones"
NEW HAVEN - The Yale Peabody Museum will turn its Great Hall of Dinosaurs into a concert hall with a performance from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 of some nostalgic old-time music.
"This lively afternoon concert explores the common ancestry and contemporary forms of two centuries-old musical traditions: Irish music and old-time American songs and fiddle." 
The Celtic side of the show features All-Ireland champion John Whelan on accordion, Eric Merrill on fiddle, and Danny Noveck on guitar. The old-time American side will introduce The Reasonable Band, with Josiah Pertz on guitar, Alex Platt on double bass, Eric Merrill on fiddle and banjo, and Jane Tucker singing. All four are currently students at Yale Law School. The two combos will play separately first and join together at the end.
The concert is free with Museum admission of $5-9. No admission will be charged to members, Yale ID holders or children under age 3.

General Information
The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5, Sundays noon to 5 p.m. It is closed only six days of the year: January 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, December 24 & 25.  Unless otherwise noted, admission to exhibits and programs is free with admission of $9 adults, $8 seniors, and $5 children 3-18. Museum members, Yale I.D. holders, and children under age 3 are always admitted free as are visitors on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. from September through June. The Museum is located at 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, off I-91, exit 3.  For additional information, visit www.peabody.yale.edu or call the Infotape at 203-432-5050.

In photos:
Top: Eric Merrill on fiddle and John Whelan on accordion will play Celtic music with Danny Noveck (not pictured) on guitar.
Bottom: The Reasonable Band will play old-time American music.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is largely unedited here. (OK, we did fix a couple of AP style things. But otherwise, folks over at the Peabody wrote this. Aren't they clever? What's not to love about  "Old Tunes & Old Bones"?)

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