The tradition continues!
The Makem Brothers—Shane, Conor and Rory—were born in Drogheda, County Louth, about an hour north of Dublin. They continue the lineage of one of Irish music's dynasties, begun by their grandmother Sarah Makem, who was sought after by song collectors for her store of traditional Irish songs. Their father is Tommy Makem, the modern day Bard of Armagh. Now considered an icon, he helped to bring Irish music out of the corner and into the international spotlight, where it has remained ever since. The Spain Brothers, too, learned Irish songs at their father's knee. Mickey's rich, baritone voice and Liam's mastery of stringed instruments quickly found a home when the Makems met the Spains and the brothers realized the power of their combined talents. Folk songs are engrained in both families, and their songwriting contains the timeless qualities of folk classics: songs of the worker, songs of the sea and Irish culture. They tell the tale of Ireland and its people—a culture that has undergone terrible strife, but remains strong.
We are teaming up with our friends next door at Conor O’Neill’s to offer a special dinner package for tonight's show.
The package includes:
• Ticket to the concert and reserved priority seating at The Ark
• Dinner at Conor O’Neill’s (one selection from the Conor's Irish Fayre menu)
• Reserved table at Conor O'Neill's
• $25 per person
• Does not include drinks, tax or gratuity.
Dinner/show packages must be purchased in advance either in person or by calling Conor O'Neill's at 734-665-2968 or The Ark at 734-761-1800. We hope you’ll join us!