Leahy’s two concert performances in Swift Current on March 11-12 were perfect pre St. Patrick’s Day gifts for music lovers.
The seventh concert in the 2010-2011 Swift Current Allied Arts Council’s Stars for Saskatchewan Series featured the eight siblings in an unforgettable evening of high-energy Celtic music.
In a near capacity second show on Saturday, following a sold out regular series concert on Friday, Leahy showcased an up tempo evening of performing of both their well-known original material along with a series of fiddling standards.
They treated their core fans to Leahy hits such as Call to Dance, B Minor, and a renewed version of their hit The Wedding Day Jig. Originally comprised as an instrumental piece on their album In All Things, but the group have added lyrics to the song as an ode to the story of how their parents met.
They also brought their instrumental talents to wellknown hits including Will Ye Go Lassie Go, Memories of Father Angus MacDonell, a frantically paced version of Orange Blossom Special, along with a pre St. Patrick’s Day treat in Danny Boy featuring Agnes Leahy’s beautiful voice. Another concert highlight was a Ragtime Medley, highlighted by the instantly recognizable Maple Leaf Rag, a song which showcased Erin Leahy’s nimble keyboard skills.
Brothers Doug, Donnell and Angus Leahy were in perfect sync during Leahy’s weekend performances at the Sky Centre.