Hubbard Hall Presents The McKrells in Concert [Berkshire on Stage]

November 3rd, 2017, 3:00 pm by Sara

Irish and folk festival favorites, The McKrells will be thrilling concert-goers with their unique Celtic ‘n’ bluegrass sound at Cambridge’s Hubbard Hall at 7pm on Saturday (November 4).

The line-up of Kevin McKrell’s high-energy collective is a who’s who of North Country Roots Music, each player a top draw in their own right. John Kribs plays a variety of instruments, while Orion Kribs impresses with his mandolin playing. Legendary bass player Arlin Greene (son of Smokey Greene) provides the backbone for everything from a high-energy bluegrass stomp to one of The McKrells’ Celtic ballads. Brian Melick’s percussion is inspiring, and Doug Moody (of both The McKrells and the Steam Donkeys) provides technically complicated and emotionally gripping fiddle playing.

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McKrell himself has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Scotland and Italy. His songs have been covered by bands all over the world, including the Kingston Trio, The Fureys, Woods Tea Company and Hair of the Dog.

With each player capable of lead singer status, the harmony of the vocals is stunning, the energy explosive, and each song a gem. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and can be purchased online, through the box office at 518-677-2495, or at the door.

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