Leahy im­presses

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

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.

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