Folk Duo Perform Free Concert

Atwater-Donnelly perform Sunday evening at 6 as the second summer concert in Barrington.

Atwater-Donnelly, the popular Rhode Island folk duo, perform Sunday evening at the second free Barrington Summer Concert Series presentation at the Town Hall.

The concert starts at 6 pm. Bring your own chairs or blankets.

Atwater-Donnelly performs “a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry,” according to their website.

“The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astonishing array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, limberjack, mandolin, harmonica, feet and more. They often collaborate with other musicians, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Heidi and John Cerrigione, and Uriah Donnelly; and Irish step-dancer Kevin Doyle; and can be seen performing solo, as a duo, trio, four-person band, or the six-member old-time gospel band, Jerimoth Hill.

“Based in Foster, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have traveled extensively for twenty-four years in the United States, and occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada, to perform as well as find their songs and dances one by one. They have produced six books, a film, and twelve recordings that receive international airplay.”

See their website for videos and more information.

BankNewport sponsors the town concert series in partnership with the recreation department.

The remaining concert dates and performers are:

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, The Nightlife Orchestra, at Tillinghast Farm off of Nayatt Road, 6:30 pm.
  • Saturday, Aug. 18, The Driftwoods, at Barrington Beach, 6 pm.


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