Sunday, March 12, 2023
Doors at 6:30 pm / Show at 7 pm
Making a stop in San Francisco on their St. Patrick’s Day tour of the U.S. this musical celebration of the close connection between Ireland and America features a ballad/folk band and soloist soprano from Co. Wexford. With Green Road’s Irish ballads and traditional music, infused with tones of Bluegrass and Americana, and soprano Clodagh Kinsella singing some of the best known Irish American Concert Hall standards made famous by tenor’s John McCormack and Frank Patterson, audiences are in for a treat.
Green Road is a five-piece ballad and folk band from Co. Wexford playing a blend of Irish Folk favorites and traditional tunes infused with a Country and Bluegrass flavor.
The band has a wealth of experience. From the vibrant folk and ballad scene in Ireland’s pubs and clubs, traditional sessions and Fleadh competitions across the country, and theatre and television performances at home and abroad.
PJ Sinnott is one the great singers to emerge on the contemporary Folk and Ballad scene. Combined with the lively sounds of 5 String and Tenor banjos, Flat picked guitar, Mandolin, Uilleann Pipes and Whistles, Bass guitar and vocal harmonies, Green Road have forged a unique sound that will have you singing along from start to finish.
Clodagh Kinsella, Soprano
A multi-instrumentalist in vocals, piano, and violin, the Wexford native Clodagh Kinsella holds a degree in Vocal Studies in the Royal Irish Academy of Music with a First-Class Honors. She has performed in venues from Budapest to New York City. Kinsella’s solo concert appearances include Hayden’s Stabat Mater; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; Handel’s Messiah and Gloria; Saint Saens’ Christmas Oratorio; Vivaldi’s Gloria; Orff’s Carmina Burana; Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Coronation Mass, C Minor Mass and Requiem. She gave a recital at the Gala of the American Irish Historical Society in New York City. Kinsella’s operatic roles include Second Soprano in Monteverdi’s Tirsi e Clori; Zweite Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote; Titania in Purcell’s Fairy Queen; Les Enfants in Massenet’s Werther; Sandrina in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera; and Alcina in Caccini’s Alcina.\