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Cormorantís Fancy Brings Celtic Rhythms to an Outdoor Concert

(6/26) Not only will Cormorantís Fancy share its rousing Celtic repertoire with the crowd on Gettysburg Seminaryís campus Sunday, July 5, at 5:00pm, but the band will also celebrate the release of their brand-new CD "Here and There." Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to Schmucker Grove and relax while the musicians perform Irish, Scottish, American, English and Australian tunes from the Hill-Unger Performance Platform.

Join Stephen Folkemer (keyboard, concertina, vocals), Beth Folkemer (guitar, mountain dulcimer, keyboards & vocals), Andy Rosenfeld (vocals, bodhran, bones) Dan Diviney (bodhran, whistles & vocals), Margaret Folkemer (whistles, vocals, keyboard), Joel Folkemer (stand-up bass, electric bass, vocals, bodhran) and Norman Nunamaker (fiddle, vocals) Sunday for this free, Music, Gettysburg!-sponsored, open-air concert. They will be joined by soprano Melinda Warren Elnaggar. Warren has performed at such venues as the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, and the Merkin Concert Hall in New Yorkís Kaufman Center.

The Cormorant is most likely the Ďblack birdí which is translated from Duibheanaigh, the Irish ancestors of Dan Diviney, and is a fancy fiddle tune. Founded in 2003, Cormorantís Fancy specializes in music of Ireland and the British Isles, along with some traditional music of Appalachia. The band has played in restaurants and pubs including The Fairfield Inn, Appalachian Brewing Company and T. Brendan OíReillyís in Harrisburg, Spiritfields, Dobbin House and OíRorkes in Gettysburg, and Flanneryís Tavern on the Square in Mercersburg. The group has been featured at the Adams County Irish Festival, Adams County Heritage Festival, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (State College), Fort Hunter Days, History Meets the Arts Weekend, Huntingdon Arts Festival, McLain Celtic Festival, Penn-Mar Irish Festival, and Summerís End Festival, as well as on several college campuses and private events. The band has opened for Malinky, followed legendary Tommy Makem, and has performed before the John Whelan Band and Derek Warfield.

Give Cormorantís Fancy a listen on MySpace http://www.myspace.com/cormorant39sfancy or visit their website at http://www.cormorantsfancy.com/ . All Cormorant's Fancy members are available for workshops and instruction.

Music, Gettysburg! is the premiere classical, folk and sacred music concert series for the south central Pennsylvania area, hosted by the Gettysburg Seminary, now in its 28th year. All concerts take place in the Seminary Chapel and all concerts are presented free of charge. For more information about this concert please call 717-334-5508, or see remaining concerts in the 2009 series at www.musicgettysburg.org

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