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ULM welcomes the Donie Carroll Band for annual Celtic Festival

Published September 02, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), in conjunction with the Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival, will host the Donie Carroll Band at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in ULM’s Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

General admission tickets are $15. ULM Students, faculty and staff are free with a valid ULM ID.

Advanced tickets are available at the VAPA office, located in Biedenharn Hall, Room 105.

The performance will double as a “Guest Artist on Campus” series performance. This series invites various artists from around the world to perform in special campus concerts and events.

According to his biography, Carroll began his musical career in Cork City, Ireland during the great ballad boom of the 60s. One of his first regular gigs was playing in a local pub, which became a great launching pad for young balladeers.

In the 90s, Carroll decided to take a break from music to pursue an acting career. He has performed many of his recordings in his off-Broadway debut in John B. Keane’s play “Sive,” where he not only acted in the production but did a nightly pre-show concert as well. He is presently a member of the “Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra,” led by Dr. Mick Moloney.

For more information, call 318-342-1414.