Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Roseburg-based Irish band delivers spirited performance | The News-Review - NRtoday.com

"Six musicians were crowded into a corner of Little Brothers Pub in downtown Roseburg. The Irish pub was filled with people on a recent Friday evening.

“Thanks for coming in and warming your bones on this chilly evening,” acoustic guitarist Scott McAdoo said. “This is a set of jigs, the oldest style of dance music.”

Luke Nieuwsma pumped the bellows of the uilleann pipes with one arm, squeezed the bag with his other arm and quickly fingered the chanter, producing a sound somewhere between a bagpipe and a clarinet.

Musicians playing the mandolin and the tin whistle joined in. Soon the rest of the band members, playing guitar and two types of Irish drums, as well a fiddler assisting for the evening, helped fill the small pub with the lively sounds of the Irish jig."

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