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Lunasa w/ Tim O'Brien

Lunasa w/Tim O'Brien | Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30 pm

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. In Tim O’Brien’s music, things come together. O’Brien’s presence – be it as a bandleader, songwriter, mentor, instrumentalist, or vocalist – has been strongly felt not only in his own rich music, but in the many recordings of his songs by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Nickel Creek, Kathy Mattea, the New Grass Revival, and the Seldom Scene, and in his recorded collaborations with Steve Martin, the Chieftains, and innumerable others. Most recently, O’Brien has been performing before capacity crowds in the band of Mark Knopfler, who described O’Brien as “a master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music – it doesn't matter; a fine songwriter and one of my favorite singers.”

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Songs of love
featuring the EIU Choral Ensembles

Songs of love
featuring the EIU Choral Ensembles |
Sunday, Feb. 21, 4:00 pm

The aura of romance will be in the air when Eastern's Choral Ensembles present a "tour de force" celebrating the majesty of love.

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Stagestruck
featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra

Stagestruck
featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra |
Sunday, Feb. 28, 4:00 pm

Featuring special guest artist Jamie Ryan performing Sugaria by Eric Sammut for marimba and orchestra.

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