Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller: Danny O’Flaherty at the LCCC
There are singers, those who can carry a tune. And then there are singers – those who are capable of channeling emotions with their voice and conveying those emotions to the listener. Danny O’Flaherty is one of the latter, as audiences in Lincoln City will discover on Monday, March 3, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
He’s making Lincoln City a last-minute addition to his Northwest tour, and tickets are jut $15 advance, $17 at the door. On March 3, the show will begin at 7 pm in the LCCC Auditorium, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.
Singer, songwriter, storyteller and musician, Danny O’Flaherty was raised in the Connemara region of Ireland, developing his love for the music and songs that were to be a part of his life, around the peat fires from those who came before him. His rich soulful voice, captivating storytelling and engaging stage presence will take the audience to the depths of his soul. O’Flaherty emigrated to the States in the early 1970s and started bringing Irish folk music to folk venues around the country, sharing the stage with many of the Irish and American folk musicians of the era. Through his stories and songs, O’Flaherty delivers a world perspective through the eyes of an Irishman.
He has traveled far from his boyhood home, in the farthest reaches of the Irish west to the steps of the United States Capitol performing before a crowd of a half-million on Solidarity Day. Plus numerous stops along the way – each being a momentous occasion: tour of Israel culminating with private command performance for President Herzog; performance at the National Cathedral for Pope John Paul II’s visit to the United States; performer for President Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Ball; opening performance at concert for the Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland; invitation only performance for alumnae of the University of Notre Dame, and headliner for the Tulsa Philharmonic and The National Theatre in Washington, DC.
O’Flaherty still clings to the old traditional airs, but is also inspired to sing his own heart-felt folk compositions. With every performance, he continues to bring a Celtic connection to the world. His concerts promise to be a magical evening of music with songs in both English and Irish Gaelic, suitable for all ages.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, art classes and visitor information inside the historic Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101. The March performance schedule also features classical guitar by James Manuele on March 8 and the third annual Festival of Illusions magic week, March 24-28.
For tickets and information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.