Friday, January 27, 2012



WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8 PM WHERE: The Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown
TICKETS: $25 in advance and $27.50 the day of performance, with discounts for seniors and students. They may be purchased through the Centenary Stage Company box office at 908.979.0900, and online at, or at the Lackland Center office at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown.

The Irish Band whose haunting melodies underscore dynamic scenes in the movie Pride and Glory (with Ed Norton and Colin Farrell) have been described as “fiery, fierce, frenetic and … powerful” by the Irish Times, and “Indelibly Irish” by the New York Times. They have toured the continent for over 10 years, winning accolades and fans, and have emerged as a band hailed for their “Kick-ass Irish Rock (NY Post), blending a passion for the traditional music of Ireland with a funky, anarchic energy that is pure New York. Their performances have been called “stunning and joyous” by the Santa Monica Mirror, and “brilliant,” by the Irish Voice

The band’s members, who largely grew up in Ireland, include Dave Fahy on Guitar and vocals, Gregory Grene on Accordion and vocals, Trifon Dimitrov on Bass and Eamon Ellams  (replacing Chris Higginbottom) on Drums.   

Originally from Galway, Fahy has become one of the more sought after Irish guitar players and singers on the New York music scene today. Grene, who hails from County Cavan, Ireland has been called “a glorious singer,” and virtuoso on the “Castagnari Tommy” button accordion. The Irish Times reported that “Grene’s accordion calls many of the shots, fuelled by the kind of percussive force that NASA would pay dearly for.”    

“the best Irish trad-rock band… NYC’s answer to the Pogues,” – The Village Voice

The 2011-12 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company  is made possible (and affordable) through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation,  and CSC sponsors and members, including Premier Sponsors Fulton Bank (formerly Skylands Community Bank) and Heath Village Retirement Community, as well as Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, and Mama’s and CafĂ© Baci and CSC members and sponsors.