July 28 @ 8:00 pm $20
Finvarra’s Wren is one of North America’s most exciting Irish quartets. “Making the kind of music you’d only expect to hear on the west coast of Ireland” (Metro Times), the members of this Detroit, Michigan based band are intensely dedicated to their instruments and craft.
Jim Perkins and Cheryl Burns are well known for their sensitive yet strong vocals and the inventive musical weaving of Jim’s guitar and Cheryl’s mountain dulcimer and bodhran. Their son Asher on the button accordion and concertina and daughter Alison on vocals and fiddle are renowned across the country for their exceptional musicianship. Often, they are joined by Alison’s husband Nicolas Brown, on uilleann pipes and flute. Each member of the family have enjoyed successful careers as musical performers, teachers and recording artists.
As a family band, Finvarra’s Wren is capable of playing with a tightness and effortlessness that often evades other ensembles. Their performances have been described as “a swirl of musical tradition and performance energy” (Matt Watroba, host of “Folks Like Us” on WDET). The family bond is evident in their music as well as in their stage presence, as audiences are treated to spontaneous, good natured banter, jokes and conversation.