Randal Bays with guitarist Don Penzien in concert

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Randal Bays with guitarist Don Penzien in concert

The ‘Boro Sessions in conjunction with Fiddle and Bow Society are proud to present Randal Bays with Fiddle and Bow president Don Penzien.

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Church of the Covenant Presbyterian 501 South Mendenhall Street Greensboro, NC 27403

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The ‘Boro Sessions and Fiddle and Bow Society are proud to present Randal Bays with guitarirst Don Penzien.

Advance Tickets $20

Tickets at door $25

Randal Bays is an American born, Irish style fiddler who brings power and passion to the old tradition. He's devoted many years to learning not just the tunes, but more importantly the feeling of Irish traditional music as handed down by the many great fiddlers and music lovers past and present. He renders the music with an intensity not commonly heard in any genre, powered by a deep love of the music, the culture, and a heartfelt wish to share this magnificent tradition with audiences.

Randal lives in Seattle and has been seriously obsessed with Irish fiddle music for most of his life. He’s recorded and toured in the US, Ireland and Europe with Martin Hayes, James Keane and Daithí Sproule (Fingal), James Kelly and many more. As Fiddler says, “Randal Bays is one of the finest Irish fiddlers one could ever hope to hear.”

Fiddle and Bow presiden Don Penzien has long been a top-flight performer of traditional Irish music. He frequently tours nationally playing concerts and festivals with The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, The John Whelan Band, Legacy, Captain Mackey’s Goatskin and String Band, and now with Gailfean. Don’s dexterous work on DADGAD guitar provides solid, driving rhythms to traditional tunes as well as perceptive and sensitive accompaniments to songs and airs. When called upon, he also adds whistle, bodhran and vocals to arrangements.

Randal Bays and Don Penzien in concert

Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:30 PM EST/doors open 7:00 PM EST

Presented by The ‘Boro Sessions and Fiddle and Bow Society

at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

501 South Mendenhall

Greensboro, NC

Two 45 minute sets with 15 minute intermission

No food or beverages will be for sale. No alcohol permitted.