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Past Performers

áthas
May ´09
Alan Kelly Gang
Mar ´14
Bays, Randal & Mathias, Davey
Oct ´10
Begley, Brendan & óRaghallaigh, Caoimhín
Oct ´11
bohola
Jan ´13
Boylan, Turlach & Cory, Dave
Mar ´06
Britton, Tim & Eagan, Pat
Jun ´05
Britton,Tim & Miller, Brian
Jun ´10
Brock McGuire Band
Sep ´05
Bua
Feb ´12
Carey, Kyle & Werth, Craig
Sep ´12
Chicago Reel
Oct ´12
Chulrua
Sep ´05, May ´06, Oct ´07, Aug ´08, Aug ´10
Comas
Nov ´13, May ´15
Conneely, Mick & Munnelly, David
Sep ´13
Cook, Marta & Murphy, Gráinne
Feb ´15
Cooney, Michael & Egan, Pat
Dec ´11
Courtney, Mary
Dec ´13
Cranitch, Matt & Daly, Jackie
Apr ´11
Crowley, Jimmy
Dec ´07
David Munnelly Band
Feb ´08
DeMarco, Tony
Apr ´10
DeMarco, Tony & Butler, Siobhán
Feb ´13
Duffy, Rose
Nov ´12
Dunne, Niamh & Óg Graham, Seán
Sep ´14
Flashpoint
Oct ´14
Flook
May ´05
Foley, Ged
Oct ´08
Fuchsia Band
Sep ´07, Jun ´09, Aug ´11
Full Set
Mar ´13
Gan Bua
Nov ´07
Gavin, Sean & Smith, Jesse
Jun ´12
Gavin, Sean & Friends
Jun ´14
Graham, Len
Apr ´08
Graham, Len & Hart, Brian
May ´12
Heaton, Matt & Shannon
Apr ´06, Nov ´08, May ´09, Apr ´13
Hensold, Dick
Apr ´13
HiB's
Nov ´10
Kane Sisters
Aug ´08
Keenan, Paddy
Nov ´07, Nov ´09
Keenan, Paddy & Walsh, John
May ´14
Kennedy, Nuala
Feb ´14
Landes, Roger & Thompson, Chipper
Apr ´07
Máirtín de Cógáin Project
Apr ´10
Mórga
Aug ´15
MacKenzie, Laura with Rue, Gary
Nov ´11
MacNamara, Andrew, Harrington, Orla & Foley, Ged
Mar ´12
Maguire, Dóna
Nov ´09, Oct ´11
Malcolm, Jim
Sep ´09, Sep ´11, Mar ´14
Martin, Tommy & Gannon, Eileen
Mar ´06
McCormack, Alyth & Marshall, Triona
Oct ´12
McQuaid, Sarah
May ´11, Oct ´13
Munnelly, Flaherty & Masure
Apr ´08
Nugent, Larry
Feb ´10
Nugent, Laurence & O'Brien, Patsy
Mar ´12
O'Beirne, Gerry
Mar ´09, Oct ´14
O'Beirne, Gerry & Shipley, Rosie
Mar ´05
O'Brien, Paddy & Gourley, Nathan
Jun ´15
O'Hare, Kieran
May ´08
Oisre
Jan ´05
Open the Door for Three
Sep ´13
Outside Track
Feb ´11, Apr ´12
Paul McKenna Band
May ´11
Peoples, Tommy
Apr ´05
Rendell, Norah & Miller, Brian
Oct ´08
Rising Gael
Jul ´10
Socks in the Frying Pan
May ´15
Tansey, Seamus
Apr ´08
Vishtèn
Jun ´13
We Banjo 3
Aug ´13, Sep ´15

2015

October 2015

Thursday 1 October @ 8:00PM

bohola

Location

TBA

Ticket Prices

$20

Adult

$10

Student/Senior

Irish music's accordion virtuoso Jimmy Keane and the remarkable bouzar player and vocalist Pat Broaders, comprise bohola, Irish music's newest "supergroup" as penned by The Irish Herald. bohola play a driving, muscular, and yet very emotive style of Irish music with deep roots in the 'pure drop' tradition, infused with the raw and gritty urbanized musical vernacular of the Irish and Irish-American experience.

Born in London of Irish-speaking parents, Jimmy Keane's accomplishments are far reaching. The son of a sean nos (old style) singer, he is All Ireland accordion champion for five consecutive years. He is a composer and arranger of Irish music and has produced and recorded numerous albums. Many regard Keane as the premier exponent of Irish music on the piano accordion. Noted University of Limerick Professor, composer, and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin praised Keane as the "savior of the piano accordion." Emusic described him as "one of the true giants of Irish traditional music of the past fifty years."

Keane has performed and recorded with some of the best musicians in Irish music over the years including Liz Carroll, Michael Flatley, Mick Moloney, Eileen Ivers, and Seamus Egan. However, it was not until he started playing with Pat Broaders that the style of Irish music that Keane plays "really started to jell and this big huge raw and powerful sound came out of nowhere," reflected Keane. "We were like a glove - instinctively darting in and out of the music as if we were "as-one" playing the same big instrument."

Pat Broaders arrived in Chicago from Ireland in the 1990's. "Pat is a real veteran of the Irish music scene both here and abroad, playing, recording, and performing with many artists and bands over the years," said Keane. "Pat has this acute sense of music and rhythm that enables him to "lock in" his bouzar (bass bouzouki & guitar hybrid) playing to whatever I might do musically and rhythmically. The synergy that results spurs on bohola and draws in the audience. And his singing is brilliant - if I could sing, I'd love to sing like Pat."

In concert, bohola perform music selections that weave in and out between tunes and songs that can continue for twenty minutes or so, ever evolving and flowing. They play tunes that range from hundred-year-old harp pieces, reels, jigs, slides, polkas and barndances to newly composed pieces in the traditional idiom. And the songs run the gamut from the ancient melodies of Ireland, to songs brought to North America by immigrants, to newly composed songs from here and abroad. All played with a freshness and subtlety of approach that is unique in Irish music today.