Opera House to host Leahy: Canada’s Celtic Musical Powerhouse Band | Arts & Culture
The Newberry Opera House proudly presents Leahy, a Canadian superstar band with a unique and exciting mix of folk, country and Celtic band music on Sunday, March 10th at 3:00 p.m.
New Cape Briton fiddlers, LEAHY, are a Canadian family of eight musical brothers and sisters who have been playing together their entire lives. The band's three acclaimed CDs—Leahy, Lakefield, and In All Things—have worldwide sales of over half a million copies.
The style that has come to be known as their name itself - "Leahy." They have achieved acclaim and awards such as Junos for Best New Group, Best Country Group and Best Instrumental Album, the most played folk/roots songs in Canada in 2004 and the Socan award for Folk/Jazz instrumentalist the following year. LEAHY's self-titled album rose to #4 on the Billboard world music charts and can be heard on the soundtrack of the award-winning movie The Hanging Garden.
LEAHY brings their whole being to each and every performance. In fact, their life story reads like a Hollywood movie – a large family raised without a television on a farm in the small town of Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. The story became the subject of an Oscar winning documentary—The Leahys: Music Most of All. The film foretold the success that would follow...which included sharing the bill on Shania Twain's 1999 national concert tour along with their own sterling and exciting tours.
Leahy is a musical group, a sound, a style of music, a way of life, a volcanic explosion of talent and energy, intense emotion, and feral passion. The band has three acclaimed CDs that have world-wide sales of over half a million copies. They bring their hearts into every performance.
Their signature, originality and great music with a unique sound: Pure, authentic—Leahy continues to be one of Canada’s most sought after exports. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early.
Tickets are available at the Newberry Opera House box office. Call 803-276-6264 for reservations or visit our website www.newberryoperahouse.com