LEWISTON, Idaho – Concert tickets are now on sale for Irish and Scottish folk music duo Men of Worth, presented by the LCSC Silverthorne Artist Series on Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Silverthorne Theatre on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The duo sold out shows at the Silverthorne in 2011 and 2012.
Tickets are available at the LCSC Student Union Building Information Desk, and at the LCSC Center for Arts & History at 415 Main Street in downtown Lewiston. Prices are $15 for general admission, and $10 for senior citizens and youths, grades K-12. LCSC students with their Warrior ID receive one free ticket apiece at the SUB Information Desk.
Men of Worth was formed by James Keigher (Ireland) and Donnie Macdonald (Scotland) in 1986. Both exiles, it was through the Celtic music scene in Southern California that Keigher and Macdonald first met, and within a couple of years a partnership developed that was simultaneously serious and fun.
Keigher comes from County Mayo in the west of Ireland. He is a singer, writer, and collector of traditional and contemporary folk music. Raised in Charlestown, a small rural community setting, steeped in traditional music and stories, Keigher performs on vocals, guitar, mando-cello, and bodhran.
Macdonald comes from the Isle of Lewis, one of the Hebridean Islands off the west coast of Scotland. Writing tunes and original songs in both his first language Gaelic and in English, Macdonald presents music from his native Scotland with passion and humor. In addition to vocals, he performs on octave mandolin, tenor banjo, concertina, and bodhran.
The duo have played concerts across the U.S., from Alaska to Texas. The two also lead guided tours to their own musical roots: taking folk fans to the western isles of Scotland and to Ireland’s heartland to hear the real music of the isles.
For more information contact the LCSC Silverthorne Series office at 208-792-2447.