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HighTime kicks off St. Patrick’s Day in Prescott
First time group has come to the area, says Celtic Concert Series director

The Irish Trio HighTime is coming to Prescott for the first time as part of the Celtic Concert Series Thursday, March 14. (Sean McCormack/Courtesy)

The Irish Trio HighTime is coming to Prescott for the first time as part of the Celtic Concert Series Thursday, March 14. (Sean McCormack/Courtesy)

Irish trio HighTime is coming to perform in Prescott on Thursday, March 14, as part of the Prescott Celtic Concert Series.

“We’re starting off the St. Patrick’s Day festivities here in Prescott with this concert,” Series Director Dave McNabb said. “Three guys from Connemara, Ireland … it’s the first time they’ve been here.”

Made up of Ciarán Bolger on guitar and vocals; Conall Flaherty on flute, whistle and vocals; and Séamus Flaherty on harp and vocals, the group is a relatively young band that has done two albums and has a real good sound, McNabb said. Séamus Flaherty is also the group’s dancer.

Though they have not been touring for a long time, they performed a sold-out show at Ireland’s oldest and longest running arts festival in September 2018, performed a 33-show tour throughout Germany as part of the 2018 Irish Spring tour, and performed as part of the long-running Sennekult Irish Music Festival in Hovelhof, Germany, in 2016. Séamus Flaherty was also awarded the inaugural Clifden Arts Festival Bursary for 2018, an award chosen based on exceptional promise and enthusiasm for their chosen art form.

A good show for fans of the Celtic Concert Series to see a band the series hasn’t had before, HighTime will present some good, traditional music, McNabb said.

“They’ll be telling some Irish stories and jokes,” he said. “It’s just a great way to start the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30. Before the concert starts, there will be an Irish quiz, and every correct answer gets a prize, McNabb added. Scottish Shortbread will also go to the person who came the farthest and the largest group.

Tickets, available at the door, are $25 for general admission, $12 for college students, and free for those 19 and younger.

The concert is at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave., Prescott. For more information, call 928-771-1218.

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