Limited Seating – One Night Only!
Wednesday March 20th, 7:30PM
Western New York’s very own internationally celebrated alternative band, 10,000 Maniacs, still touring nationwide and recording albums after a stellar run of 35 years, is coming to the Andrews Theatre, home of the Irish Classical Theatre Company in Buffalo NY for a very special benefit concert to raise funds to cover the costs of recording and distributing a new CD – “W.B. Yeats Poems: Words and Music.” The band will play many of their legendary numbers, including Celtic material from their “Twice Told Tales” album.
The CD is the fruit of a longtime artistic collaboration between Vincent O’Neill, Artistic Director of the Irish Classical Theatre Company, and Mary Ramsey, the storied lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs, along with their friend and internationally renowned Yeats scholar, Joseph Hassett.
The album traces the arc of Yeats’s canon of poetry, from his lyrical poems, such as “The Song of Wandering Aengus” and “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” to the powerful and haunting later poems, such as his iconic “Easter 1916.”
The reading of the poems by Vincent O’Neill, accompanied by Mary Ramsey on the violin and viola, with her exquisite a capella renderings of some of the poems, and all introduced by Joseph Hassett, combine to create a moving and unique tribute to the greatest of all Irish poets, W.B.Yeats.
Tickets to the 10,000 Maniacs Benefit Concert at ICTC on Wednesday, March 20 are $50 (General Admission) and $75 (with a pre-show Meet and Greet, VIP Seating, and a CD, W.B. Yeats Poems: Words and Music”). Click here to purchase now.