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October 2, 2010

September 19th, 2010

Two Old Friends Perform at Village Coffee House October 2, 2010

Two Old Friends: Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins will perform at the New Gloucester Village Coffee House October 2.

Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, affectionately known as Mac and Hutch, have recently joined forces to sing and play songs from Ireland, the mountains and the sea. Mac and Hutch were the original founders of the Irish band, the Northeast Winds. They traveled and recorded with the Winds for nearly 18 years.

For the past 17 years, Mac has headed up the Old-Time Radio Gang, a very successful traditional country music band and Hutch has been a very important part of the Angel Band, a world famous Irish music group.

They will be performing a combination of Irish music and some very old-time traditional country music. The program is sure to include some of your favorite Irish and sea songs, soaring mandolin solos, gospel sing-alongs, a good amount of hot picking instrumentals and traditional Irish tunes and story telling.

Mac and Hutch will be playing banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and the octave mandolin.

During their performances they are able to illustrate how the music came to this country with the immigrants from Ireland, Scotland and Great Britain. Although it has been modified, it is still evident where the roots of a lot of these songs and tunes began. Two Old Friends are dedicated to taking their music, stories and poems to smaller and underserved areas and whenever invited.

Please join us at the New Gloucester Village Coffee House at the First Congregational Church, October 3, at 7: 30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children and seniors. For more information call Julie or Michael Fralich at 926-3161 of the church office at 926-3260. For more information on Two Old Friends http://www.thebluegrassstore.com/2_old_friends.htm

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