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4.3 average rating
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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 17 2010

Leahy is a family group that has played together for a LONG time. While they are good--their music has the appearance of playing together for a LONG time. It helped... continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 17 2010

Great fun and lively. Talented family of performers who give you 2 hrs of superb entertainment.

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http://www.seattlesymphony.org/symphony/buy/single/production.aspx?...

Quotes & Highlights

“[Leahys’] approach seems so gloriously free…that it feels like a tonic for the spirit.” —Los Angeles Times

Description

A family.  A musical group of brothers and sisters. A sound, a style of music, a way of life, a volcanic explosion of  talent and energy, intense emotion, and feral passion.

The group’s members are both instrumentalists and dancers, with several members skilled in fiddle-playing (most notably the group’s best-known member, Donnell Leahy). The female members of the band often perform step-dancing-style routines, and it is generally the female members of the group who sing.

The Leahys were raised on a farm near Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, where their roots run deep. Ancestor Michael Leahy arrived there in 1825 from Ireland and brought with him a rich musical tradition that was passed down through the generations.

This family of instrumentalists, singers, and dancers brings a rare level of originality and musicianship to the stage. This originality includes music that the Leahys write, arrange, and produce.