$15 in advance $20 Day of Show Skipper’s Alley are a modern Irish folk band with an old-school approach. Their influences range from folk revival bands such as Planxty and The
$15 in advance $20 Day of Show
Skipper’s Alley are a modern Irish folk band with an old-school approach. Their influences range from folk revival bands such as Planxty and The Bothy Band to rare, experimental solo players like Tommie Potts and Séamus Ennis.
Once described as “a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like The Chieftains” Skipper’s Alley specialise in gritty, high-octane Irish dance tunes on Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, Bodhrán, Bouzouki, Flute and Harp, with occasional detours into the dark, sombre melodies of the Irish song tradition.
Since forming in 2013 Skipper’s Alley have garnered wide critical praise, appeared on national and international TV, and toured on four continents. Write-ups include The Irish Times (★★★★), The Living Tradition, Folk Radio UK, Folk World, and Celtic Music Radio (★★★★★). TV appearances include S4C’s ‘Lorient’ as well as RTÉs ‘Fleadh!’ and The Late Late Show. Festival appearances include Electric Picnic (Ireland), Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canada), Spring Fest (India) and The Dayton Ohio Irish Fest (USA).
In 2014, Skipper’s Alley’s released their self-titled debut album under the production of Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys, Sharron Shannon). To date the record has received wide critical acclaim and sold out several repressings.
Skipper’s Alley are currently touring regularly in North America and are hard at work on a second album due for release in mid to late 2017.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
49 Franklin Street
Easter Egg Sponsorship Sign Up Form The River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Mexico Fire Department are pleased to
The River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Mexico Fire Department are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Annual Easter Egg Hunt once again on March 31, 2018.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is held the Saturday before Easter Sunday. This year there will be an egg hunt starting at 6am for kids 8 to 12 in the area towns with clues read over WMPF 91.1 FM. The second egg hunt will start at 9am behind the Mexico Fire Station for kids up to age 7. The goodies for the baskets are provided by area businesses, organizations and individuals with a $10 donation. All are welcome to contribute to this wonderful event. By sponsoring an egg, your name will be read over the radio after the clue is given.
We encourage you to participate by sponsoring a basket for $10. We are very thankful for all our volunteers and sponsors ~ they are the ones that make this event a success!
*Limit ONE EGG per child please.
Special thanks to our egg sponsors for 2017:
Dixfield Economic Development , Mountain Valley Variety, Hope Association, New England Agency, Erik Designs, Advantage Insurance, WeeCare Daycare, Riverside Realty, Lisa’s Barber Shop, The Law Office of Peter J. Kaynor, LLC, Towles Corner Store, Franklin Savings Bank, Aubuchon Hardware, Ralph’s Driving School, Mountain View Eyecare, Dunkin Donuts, Ellis Pond Variety, Sherwood Motors, Rumford House of Pizza, Adley Auto Sales & Service.
(Saturday) 9:00 am
River Valley Chamber of CommerceCheryl Dickson