Arts, Dining & Entertainment

J.P. Murphy Band carries on tradition of capping off Fair Haven concert series

Courtesy of Ceil Hunt


Thursday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.—FAIR HAVEN— The last concert in the Fair Haven Concert 2017 summer series is once again the J.P. Murphy Band. They will be taking center stage in the gazebo Thursday, Aug. 17 beginning at 7 p.m. This is also a free ice cream night.

J.P. Murphy was formed in early 1991, by Patrick Gray Sr., who sings lead and plays rhythm guitar or banjo as well as an occasional harmonica. His love for his Irish heritage, the words and music he grew up with, made it a natural choice for him to form a traditional Irish group.

The group performs the traditional Irish music that reflects the struggles as well as the triumphs of an enduring fun loving people. The band engages the audience and encourages them to sing along. Children even get a chance to participate and do the “Unicorn Dance” for the song first made famous by the Irish Rovers. Bring lawn chairs and blankets early to enjoy the ice cream and the toe-tapping, hand-clapping tunes.

The concert goes on rain or shine. The rain location is the Congregational Church at the north end of the park. In case of inclement weather, call 802-265-3010 ext. 301 to find out if the concert is moved indoors.

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