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Character Fleadh starts March with Irish concert

March 1, 6:30pm, at Lansing Public Library

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 27, 2019) – Character Fleadh will perform at Lansing Public Library on Friday, March 1, as part of the library’s After-Hours Concerts series. The concert will be the group’s 11th annual run of St. Patrick’s season gigs.

Since 2008, Character Fleadh has performed Irish and Scottish music at a wide variety of events and venues—Peoria Irish Fest, Gaelic Park Irish Fest, Beverly Arts Center, Loyola University Chicago, Kalamazoo College, Skokie Festival of Cultures, Shocktop Oyster Fest, Wilmette Park District, Geneva Cultural Commission, Cantigny Park, Oswego Park District, and more. In addition to performing at Irish bars, Irish weddings, and Irish festivals, the group also enjoys airtime on Irish music specialty shows on WHPK, WOCB, and WEFT.

Founder Ethan Sellers has guided the band through a number of line-up changes while maintaining a top-quality ensemble composed of some of the finest Irish and Scottish musicians in the Chicago area.

Character Fleadh is currently in pre-production for a collaborative album that blends its traditional songs and instrumentation with Chicago-based progressive rock band Tautologic’s intricate and genre-bending arrangements.

The After-Hours Concerts at Lansing Public Library are all free, and they all take place on the stage in the upper level of the library. Doors open at 6:00pm, and the concerts begin at 6:30pm. The final concert of the series is scheduled for April 5, featuring soul music by Chicago Soul Revue.

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing, Illinois.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.