Avon Faire
In concert at the Noble Maritime Collection

With special guest Cait O’Riordan and the Crown of Ireland dancers

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Avon Faire
With special guest
Cait O’Riordan
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM

$10 Admission * Doors open at 6:30 PM

The Noble Maritime Collection is thrilled to host a concert by the harmonious singers of Avon Faire with special guest Cait O’Riordan, formerly of The Pogues, and the Crown of Ireland Dancers.  To celebrate the holiday, the museum is presenting the concert on the night before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Staten Island.

Creating three-part harmonies accompanied by percussion instruments and guitars, Avon Faire’s repertoire is based on traditional storytelling from medieval times.  Its members are Andriette Redmann, Kath Green, Anna Marie Spallina, and Carol Jacobanis.  Trained as an opera singer, Redman started her own punk rock band, which Green sang back-up for.  They formed Avon Faire when they discovered their mutual love of medieval folk music and developed a repertoire of songs that convey the culture of those times.

Avon Faire headlines at the Lower East Side bar Dorian Gray every St. Patrick’s Day, and throughout the year performs in community gardens, libraries, and clubs in all five boroughs of New York.  

The band recently released its first CD, Riddles and Love Songs.  It is, as they note, “a charming blend of classic, melodic, entertaining tales of love and mystery.  We’ve fallen in love with the beauty of music from centuries past, enjoy creating arrangements around our voices, and are committed to passing the tradition on.  The lyrics still resonate today.”

We hope you will come join us!