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William Jewell College Presents an Evening of Seasonal Irish Songs and Tales
Contact: Cara Dahlor816-415-5223
November 27, 2012

William Jewell College, the Clay County Senior Services and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas are bringing a unique seasonal celebration of Irish music and culture to the beautiful historic Gano Chapel on the William Jewell campus for one night only. Ashley Davis and Friends Present a Winter Concert of Irish Songs and Tales will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:00 p.m.

National recording artist and Lawrence, Kan., native Ashley Davis is joined by musicians Joe Pickett on mandolin, Michael Paull on piano, Megan Hurt on violin and special guest harpist Cormac De Barra from Dublin, Ireland.

“This lively musical troupe will raise your spirits and touch your heart just in time for the holidays,” says Jim Peters, director of the Osher Institute at KU. “They offer a unique blend of traditional and original songs and tales inspired by ancient Celtic lore and American folk music. It’s a musical celebration for the entire family.”

Ashley Davis began performing at age 14. She studied music at Belmont College and later received a master’s degree in Traditional Irish Music at the University of Limerick in Ireland. After college, Ashley toured for a year as a soloist for Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and then settled in New York City where she performed regularly and appeared on the TODAY show. She has recently released her third CD, Songs of the Celtic Winter.

To order your tickets, call toll free 877-404-5823 or visit www.osher.ku.edu/ashleydavis. Cost is $20; or $10 for Jewell faculty, staff, students and a guest.

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