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The Makem & Spain Brothers
March 17, 2013
Preserving Irish folk songs for a new generation
Sunday, March 17
The Makem and Spain Brothers are song collectors in the spirit of their forefathers, preserving old folk songs and introducing a new generation to this rich musical history. With strong male vocals, a mix of boisterous sing-alongs and touching ballads, the Makem and Spain Brothers educate, illuminate, and entertain, with songs containing the timeless qualities of folk classics: songs of the worker, songs of the sea, and songs of the Irish people.
"[The Makem & Spain Brothers] show people of many different backgrounds that old songs don't have to die, if a small group of men or women love them and make sure to get together once in a while to sing them." -Pete Seeger