Announcing the 2019 Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival September 27-29

Posted August 12th, 2019

Featuring the great Gerry O’Connor, one of the great fiddle players of his generation.

From County Lough, Ireland, Gerry is a fourth generation fiddler who has toured with Planxty, the Bothy Band, DeDannan, Boys of the Lough, the Chieftains, and the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

Gerry’s own recordings include music of the Orial region of South Ulster in “Journeyman”, “Jig Away the Donkey,” “Orialla,” “Last Night’s Joy,” and he recently wrote a book about the music of Orial entitled, The Rose in the Gap.

Gerry will be performing on Friday night at 7 pm accompanied by Maine’s own Keven McElroy at the Bangor Arts Exchange Ballroom. He will also be giving an author’s lecture and performance at the Bangor Public Library on Saturday from 12-1.

Guitarist, singer, banjo and fiddle player Kevin McElroy has performed regularly in New England for three decades as a soloist and with such luminaries as Seamus Connolly, Brendan Tonra and Joe Burke. Combined wit, prodigious talent and infectious sincerity promise enjoyment for seasoned aficionados of the music and newcomers alike.”

We will be announcing additional acts and activities as the festival approaches. In the meantime, we are requesting support to help us bring great acts like Gerry O’Connor to Bangor. We welcome any amount, but a $100 donation includes 2 free tickets to a concert!

We need to raise about $7,000 for the festival and are seeking small business sponsors and major festival sponsors.