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Front and Center: Traditional Irish Music

Saturday, Mar 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

With Eddie Coffey & Josh Coffey

The talented father-son duo will set up on the first floor on St. Patrick's Day and play traditional songs from Ireland.

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 currently teaches music lessons daily at his studio, Time on A String in the historic Coke Plant . He has been teaching music lessons for 16 years. 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. You might find him performing in theaters, at bluegrass & folk festivals, on the country western stage, in rockabilly honky tonks or on paddlewheel riverboats. Not being tethered to any specific genre keeps Coffey a versatile and competent musician in almost any application. 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.

Front and Center is a series of small performances held in the center of the first floor of the library, directly across from the main circulation desk. These performances allow patrons to experience library programming informally while they look for materials, do work on a computer, or by just pulling up a chair and enjoying the show.

All programs are free and open to the public.