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2:00 pm - Front & Center Series: Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish Music with talented father-son duo Eddie & Josh Coffey on the first floor of the library from 2 to 4p.m!

It’s Your Lucky Day to Enjoy Live Irish Music as the McCracken County Public Library will offer two hours of traditional Irish music in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Eddie Coffey was raised in western Kentucky and grew up listening to old time country and bluegrass music playing with his father’s band on the state park circuit. Primarily a guitarist, Coffey learned to play upright bass at age 48, when his son Josh asked him to join the band Bawn in the Mash and record on their debut album “Welcome to the Atomic City”. In addition to Bawn in the Mash, Eddie also plays with The Wheelhouse Rousters and Dan Knowles.

Josh Coffey is a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and music educator from western Kentucky. Incredibly varied in his musical aptitude, Coffey is easily at home in orchestral settings, string quartets, string bands, jazz ensembles and rock-based bands. In 2005 Coffey became a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Music, where he studied violin and viola as well as tuba. Most commonly known as a founding member of Bawn in the Mash, a ‘genre-bending, progressive bluegrass band…stretching the boundaries of string music to new levels’, Coffey has been an integral part of the band’s musical progression into other genres. Bawn in the Mash has four self-produced albums that Coffey has helped not only arrange the music for, but also produced, recorded and engineered the fourth album. He is currently working with a variety of great musicians and bands. In addition to Bawn in the Mash, he is regularly performing with the Wheelhouse Rousters and the Solid Rockit Boosters as well as performing solo. Coffey has been teaching music lessons for 16 years.

The Front and Center series features small performances or events held directly across from the first-floor circulation desk, allowing patrons to experience library programming informally.

​All programs are free & open to the public

For Additional Info contact

Bobbie Wrinkle, Adult Programming Coordinator [email protected] 270-442-2510 x 117


March 17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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1st Floor