* The May 17 concert below marked the end of the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series after 29 years of events. Click here for a full ARTICLE reporting on the end of the series in the May 11, 2014 Sunday Republican newspaper and online at MassLive.com.
Thanks to all for your support over those years.
Watch for the possible announcement of a new concert series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield in the near future.
Matt and Shannon Heaton photo by Kelly Lorenz
Traditional and updated Irish music with harmony singing, Irish flute, accordion, guitar and bouzouki
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45)
only $15 (cash or check) at the door
Reservations appreciated to help us plan for audience size
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 413-562-3990
They share many similar Irish music memories because they have performed together from their first meeting in Chicago in 1991. Behind their Irish flute- and guitar-driven tunes and stirring songs is a deep well of mutual memories, setbacks, and triumphs.
Their inventive approach to traditional tunes and ballads, their variety of instruments, and their blend of new and old music create a robust "band" sound the Boston Herald called "majestic excellence." Winner of Live Ireland's "Trad Fusion Album of the Year," the Heatons move seamlessly from harmony singing, to driving flute tunes, to lush guitar lines, creating a big, layered, modern sound.
Having built their act from years of touring together (first with band Siucra, then as a duo), Matt and Shannon have grown into thoroughly entertaining performers. They bring to the stage a depth of shared experience and a love for Irish music (and each other); their stage banter is comfortable, often hilarious.
MORE ABOUT Matt and Shannon Heaton, including song samples