West Shore Community College’s Humankind series will present “Celtic Music and Journey with Brian McClure,” on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p,m. The event, which is free and open to everyone, will take place via Zoom at the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/92737488204?pwd=eGtqTEEzQnI0d21MT2h6YmZxUnkyZz09 or via facebook.com/humankindwscc
During this event, McClure will perform Celtic music on the fiddle, guitar, and bodhran drum, and take his audience for a trek through Ireland and Scotland. He will also share his experience and evolution as a musician and specific human experience.
“Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we’re excited to have Brian McClure join us with some Celtic music and storytelling,” said Professor of Marketing and Management, Katie Stewart, who chaired the planning for the event. “Those who enjoyed VH1’s Storytellers series back in the day will really love how Brian interweaves Celtic music with stories from his travels and life experiences. This will be a great uplifting event for people of all ages as we look forward to the arrival of spring.”
Brian started his journey with the violin in the traditional way of middle school and high school orchestra. Like most violinists, after high school, he failed to find a use and time for the violin. After college, he traveled to Ireland on a whim with fiddle in hand. Not knowing what would happen, he had great adventures busking on the streets and melding with the locals. Later, he returned to Ireland and Scotland with a three-piece band on tour called Highland Reign. During his six years with that band, they produced seven albums and toured Scotland and Ireland three different times.
This event is part of Humankind’s focus on the British Isles of Ireland, England, Wales, and Scotland. Previous years focused on Cuba, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
For more information about the humankind series, visit humankindwscc.org, facebook.com/humankindwscc, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.