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June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kevin McKrell has had a legendary career. His first band, Donnybrook Fair, released Tunnel Tigers in 1982 and the record remains a landmark of Irish American music. Over the years, McKrell founded the Fabulous Newports, Hard Times, the Hard Road Ceilidh Band, the Mountain Snow Orchestra, Tin Can Alley and others.
In 1998, McKrell — who has three solo albums to his credit — formed The McKrells, merging the Irish sensibility of Donnybrook with a steely, world class bluegrass edge. The McKrells toured hard, bringing their music to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and festivals and concert venues around the country, as well as packing in the crowds at The Egg Performing Arts Center, The Buffalo NY Irish Festival, and Saratoga’s own Parting Glass.
McKrell is best known for his indelible songs “Donegal,” “I Miss the Rain” and the eternal “All of the Hard Days Are Gone,” which have been sung and recorded by the Kingston Trio, Bob Shane, North Sea Gas, the Furey Brothers, Seamus Kennedy and others.