St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17th from 7-8:30 pm Irish music performance at the Harlow Gallery, at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. Free and open to the public, all ages welcome.
Local musicians Adam Soosman, Seth Pilsbury, William Fahy, Karen Mosher and Anna Schaab will perform traditional Irish music on Irish tin whistle, flute, bass flute, recorder, mandolin and fiddle to celebrate the holiday. The performance will also include select pieces from other European and American cultures and traditions. This is the fourth year of a musical performance at the Harlow Gallery on St. Patrick’s Day and it is becoming a tradition that is welcomed by the Hallowell community.
Adam Soosman has been performing since 1976, and in Maine since 1989. He has been teaching music in Maine since 1996. He is an instructor for the Musician’s 1st Choice School of Music & Performance in Augusta, specializing in Woodwind & Brass instruments and Voice. Soosman can be heard on the Sam Shain and the Scolded Dogs album playing various saxophones – the album was recorded in Hallowell, at Bob Caldwell’s studio. Soosman plays regularly with the popular function band, JONES’N, which is celebrating its thirteenth anniversary this year. He also performs with the dynamic duo “A n’ D”, and the coastal Jazz ensemble “Best In Show”.
Seth Pillsbury grew up in a musical family; both of his parents played music extensively throughout Maine as he grew up. He graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with a degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has been playing guitar for 20 years, and teaching for 15. He plays all over the state year round, playing electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and occasionally mandolin.
William Fahy is a sophomore at Hall-Dale High School. He has been studying Irish tin whistle, flute and saxophone with Adam Soosman at Musician’s First Choice School of Music for more than four years. He plays in the Hall-Dale High School concert band and jazz band.
Anna Schaab is a sophomore at Hall-Dale High School. She has been studying violin and viola with Betsy Kobayashi at Pineland Violin School for several years. She plays flute in the Hall-Dale High School concert band and sings in the jazz choir.