7:30-9:30pm: Modock Rounders
Real and genuine old-time music from the hills of West Virginia, brought right off the stump! The tunes come from the heart, and The Rounders share a blood connection to it. Many of the older generation of West Virginia fiddlers such as Wilson Douglas, Lester McCumbers, Lee Triplett, and Harvey Sampson are no longer with us, but their style of fiddling is alive and well in the hands of the Modock Rounders. All that’s needed is 10 square feet and an audience who's ready to have a great time. They play at the drop of a hat & they'll even drop the hat! The Rounders feature at local square dances and old-time music festivals.
Taylor Books, Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 342 1461 - FREE
5 30/6 30/ 7 30pm: Celtic Fire and Drum
Things will be heating up on the library plaza with a performance from 2 members of the Fire Artists of Kanawha Valley. 3 separate performances of around 15 minutes each. Watch from the street, as fire is twirled and spun, prepare to be amazed!
Outside Plaza, Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE
4pm: ‘Brown Willy’- (15) Comedy (1hr 16min)
Two old school friends go on a stag weekend on the wilds of Bodmin Moor, to take in the stunning views, and climb to the top of Brown Willy (Bronn Wennili); the highest point in Cornwall. After a drink and drug fuelled first night, the two men find themselves disorientated and lost. It then becomes an increasingly desperate battle with the barren unforgiving terrain, and even each other. Beautiful cinematography and music by Three Cane Whale.
West Virginian International Film Festivals, ‘Underground Cinema', 230 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 395-6688 - Enter through Taylor Books
Admission - $9 Adults, $5 Students. Seating is limited, Online TICKETS
5– 7pm: Dubliner Irish Whiskey bring you - ‘The Charleston Rogues’
The Rogues formed for last year’s Celtic Calling as a tribute to The Pogues. They’ve kept an appetite for Guinness and the music, playing regularly in bars, at WTSQ’S rooftop anniversary bash, and The Mountain State Craft Fair. This 7 piece band, featuring accordion, fiddle, banjo, flute and whistle, and a shuffling rythym section, will be mixing up Pogues, Drinking Songs and their own material.
The Boulevard Tavern, 806 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301, Admission – FREE
Sat. EVE, March 5th
10pm: Guinness Traditional Celtic Shindig/Session, hosted by Margaret Rush and Andi Hearn from the group ‘Beeswing’
Margaret Rush, a traditional Irish singer and guitarist from Dublin, Ireland, and fiddle player and singer Andi Hearn, both members of the Irish Trad trio, Beeswing will host a traditional music session. Musicians and dancers who play traditional music are welcome to join in. 'The craic will be mighty'.
FOOTMAD Concert ticket holders will receive 15% off food orders.
Adelphia Sports Bar, 218 Capitol St. Charleston WV, 25301, 304-343-5551- FREE
4 30 - 6 30pm: ‘Neo Trad. Celtic Music Session’
Dave Hass will lead a traditional music session that will mix olde time and celtic tunes, with perhaps some twists along the way. Bring and instrument to join in, or just come and enjoy the tunes, a beverage and Sam's menu.
Upstairs at Sam's, Capitol St. Charleston, WV (304) 346-6222 - FREE
8pm: FOOTMAD present from Dublin, Ireland, ‘Skipper's Alley’ in Concert, with special intermission song by Appalachian Children's Chorus
From harp-accompanied Sean-Nós songs to feral, unkempt sets of reels ...
Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and has been featured on stages across three continents.
With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann pipes, harp, fiddle, whistles, bodhrán, banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, Dé Dannan and The Bothy Band.
Skipper’s Alley first came to prominence in the summer of 2013 after winning the Loic Raison Trophy at Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, an award previously won by such established acts as Danú and Clannad.
The award winning Appalachian Childrens' Chorus, will sing after the intermission.
WVSU Capitol Center, 123, Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 2739. Ticket information: FOOTMAD