The Morgans Special Events

THE MORGANS To Return To The Sounding Board For The Umpteenth Time

On Saturday January 12th, THE MORGANS, one of the Northeast's most popular and enduring enduring folk bands, will again return to The Sounding Board to present a concert of participatory songs of land and sea, from a variety of historical periods, intermingled with spirited renditions of instrumental dance tunes. Since forming as a duo in 1971, THE MORGANS have toured extensively throughout New England, into Canada, and elsewhere. As Connecticut's Premier Irish Band, their credentials include having been booked as the opening act for The Irish Rovers, and The Clancy Brothers And Robbie O'Connell (six times). THE MORGANS have performed at The Sounding Board periodically since the early 1970s.

In addition to their extensive repertoire of Irish and folk music, THE MORGANS have an affinity for the sea, and things nautical. Their presentation of sea chanteys (work songs), done in powerful multi-part harmonies, punctuated by the primal sound of bodhrans (traditional Celtic frame drums), recalls the days of wooden ships and iron men. Ballads and songs about the endangered plight of the world's whales bring out THE MORGANS' more sensitive side. Instrumentally, they play a variety of traditional conventional and non-conventional instruments from the wind, string, and percussion families.

To date, THE MORGANS have produced eight albums: "Go To Sea Once More"; "Second Voyage"; "Three Sheets To The Wind"; "Soundings For The Whale"; "Ceili On The High Ground"; "20 Years Before The Mast"; "Rolling Home To Old New England"; "Hove Down & Out" on their own MORGAN PRODUCTIONS label. And they collaborated with Meriden, CT's St. Rose of Lima Chorus on "A Celtic Christmas".

The Sounding Board presents folk music concerts at The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, Connecticut. It is wheelchair accessible. Concerts start at 8:00 P.M. Doors open at 7:00 P.M., and reservations are held until 7:45 P.M. Admission prices are to be found on the website (noted below the artist or ensemble for each concert). Unless otherwise noted, admission for children 12 and under is $8.00.

The Sounding Board is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that presents folk music concerts at its coffeehouse on most Saturdays from September through May, and publishes their monthly newsletter, Folknotes. To receive the printed version of the newsletter in the mail each month and to receive a discount on admissions to their concerts, become a member of the Sounding Board.

For reservations or more information, contact Brent Hall at reservations@folknotes.org or (203) 272-8404. (For reservations, advanced payment is not necessary. Your name will be added to the reservations list, and you pay admission at the door on the night of the concert.)

For additional information about THE MORGANS, contact: Tom Callinan, Co-Owner, CRACKERBARREL ENTERTAINMENTS at (860) 889-6648.

THE MORGANS Return To Middletown
With A Pre-St. Paddy's Day Concert

On Sunday, March 10, 2013 The Greater Middletown Concert Association will once again inspire "the wearin ' of the green" in The Forest City with a pre-St. Paddy's Day concert by THE MORGANS , one of the Northeast's most popular and enduring folk bands. The 3:00 P.M. performance will be held in the Middletown High School Performing Arts Center at 200 LaRosa Lane in Middletown. (Just off Newfield St. / Route 3.)

In concert, THE MORGANS widely touted as Connecticut ' s Premier Irish Band fea-ture traditional and popular Irish and Irish-American songs from a variety of historical periods. Instrumentally, they play a variety of traditional conventional and non-conventional instruments from the wind, string, and percussion families, so spirited renditions of instrumental dance tunes and slow airs will be intermingled with the songs.

In addition to their extensive repertoire of Irish and folk music, THE MORGANS have an affinity for the sea, and things nautical. Their presentation of sea chanteys ( work songs ), done in powerful multi-part harmonies, punctuated by the primal sound of bodhrans
( traditional Celtic frame drums ), recalls the days of wooden ships and iron men.

Ballads and songs about the endangered plight of the world's whales bring out THE MORGANS' more sensitive side. Their credentials include having been booked as the opening act for The Irish Rovers, and The Clancy Brothers And Robbie O'Connell (six times) .

To date, THE MORGANS have produced eight albums: "Go To Sea Once More"; "Second Voyage"; "Three Sheets To The Wind"; "Soundings For The Whale"; "Ceili On The High Ground"; "20 Years Before The Mast"; "Rolling Home To Old New England"; "Hove Down & Out" on their own MORGAN PRODUCTIONS label. And they collaborated with Meriden, CT's St. Rose of Lima Chorus on "A Celtic Christmas".

For additional information, contact Greater Middletown Concert Association
PO Box 2622 Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 346-3369
Website: www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org/
or Tom Callinan, Co-Owner, CRACKERBARREL ENTERTAINMENTS
(860) 889-6648 Website: www.Crackerbarrel-Ents.com