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Patsy O’Brien & Dick Hensold coming to Arrowhead Center for the Arts

Feb 18, 2024 06:51AM ● By Editor
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Patsy O’Brien is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from County Cork in Ireland. Dick Hensold is the leading performer of Northumbrian smallpipes in North America. Together they play a concert of Celtic music that is both traditional and innovative, focused and eclectic.

The program is half songs and half instrumentals, including a variety of songs from Britain and Ireland, accompanied by guitar and Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England). It also features traditional and historical tunes from Cape Breton Island, Scotland, Ireland, and Northumberland.

Offering a broad range of Celtic styles, the program also features an impressive range of expression—from jaunty and humorous, to soulful, led by Patsy’s warm and multi-colored baritone voice, Dick’s variety of pipes and whistles, and the nimble instrumental virtuosity of both musicians.

This event will be held on March 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.  Tickets are for sale in advance at and at the door starting at 6:00 pm on the night of the performance. The Arrowhead Center for the Arts is located at 51 W 5th Street, Grand Marais.

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