Seamus Egan will be coming to Sipe Center on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are going fast – make sure to get yours while you can!
For over twenty years, Philadelphia’s Seamus Egan blazed a new trail for Irish music in America. At the head of the supergroup Solas, he toured the world and pushed the music in new directions, incorporating complex arrangements, stunning virtuosity, and elements of global and Americana music. His work defined Irish music for multiple generations and set a benchmark that still hasn’t been matched. As a composer, Egan put his stamp on film soundtracks, symphonic collaborations, and, most famously, co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s smash hit, “I Will Remember You.”
But what happens when a trailblazer needs to take a step back? Egan found himself asking that question when confronted with two major life changes: his band Solas went on hiatus, opening up more time for his own music making, and he moved from his long-time home in Philadelphia to rural Vermont. The goal of Egan’s new solo work is to reweave the threads of the Irish roots music he knows so well with a more compositional perspective, drawing from classical influences like Bach, Segovia, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, and modern composers like Meredith Monk and Philip Glass.
Tickets are $30. Tickets are available for purchase online, over the phone, or in-person at the Sipe Center Box Office. The Box Office is open for in-person sales Thursday through Sunday, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. or by calling (540) 908-4208.
Thank you to our Bravo Sponsor, Evergreene Homes and the Glen at Cooks Creek, for this live performance!