Folk Artist Andy Irvine Is At Barking Legs Sept. 28

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Andy Irvine
Andy Irvine

The Folk School of Chattanooga will present iconic Irish folk artist Andy Irvine in a concert at the Barking Legs Theater, at 1307 Dodds Ave, on Friday, Sept. 28. The show begins at 8 p.m. with local traditional Irish band Pay the Reckoning playing an opener. Tickets are $20 ($15 for members of the Folk School) and available at the door, online at www.chattanoogafolk.com or at the Folk School's new location of 1800 Rossville Ave.

Review for Andy Irvine:

Andy Irvine is one of the truly great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Irvine has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Mozaik with Dónal Lunny, Irvine has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Irvine fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a traveling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote The Irish Times, "Often copied, never equaled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs. 

For more information about Irvine, visit www.andyirvine.com or check out the Folk School on Facebook www.facebook.com/chattanoogafolk.

Heritage House Concert Delayed Until Next Tuesday Due To Icy Conditions

Due to expected icy conditions Tuesday evening, the concert at Heritage House featuring the Chattanooga Songwriters Association members   Luke Simmons, Blake Baggot, Kimi Carter and Katrina Barklay will be cancelled for tonight and rescheduled   for next Tuesday at 7 p.m . For more information contact The Heritage House at 423-855-9474 or e-mail cholley@chattanooga.gov ... (click for more)

Lee Chamber Strings To Perform Valentine’s Day Concert

The Lee University Chamber Strings will perform its annual Valentine’s concert, “A Frisson of Love,” in Pangle Hall Sunday at 3 p.m.  “We will present songs of entangled emotions, perfidiousness, and eternal love,” said Xiaoqing Yu, director of Chamber Strings. “An immense and engaging program will cover a broad spectrum, from Broadway theaters to pops center stage, to make ... (click for more)

WWTA, Grimes, Clem Lambasted At Boyd Public Forum

Over 50 people turned out Tuesday night on a meeting called by County Commissioner Tim Boyd over issues with the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA), and many took turns lambasting the agency, director Cleveland Grimes and attorney Chris Clem. Commissioner Boyd said at the end of the hour and a half session at the East Ridge Community Center, "If less ... (click for more)

City Facing Millions In Catchup Costs For Fire And Police Pension Fund

City Council members were told Tuesday they are facing millions of dollars in catchup costs for the fire and police pension fund. Pension fund officials said the city will need to invest some $1.6 million per year more with the fund to keep up with the latest state requirement. Frank Hamilton said the fund has been at a level of about 60 percent of obligations, but that needs ... (click for more)

Rick Smith Should Not Be Paid To Leave

Taxpayers of Hamilton County should take note that a majority of the members of the school board are getting ready to give Rick Smith the buyout that he wants.  Do you agree that someone should be paid for taking the coward's way out?  Rick Smith should be fired for cause. Not paid to leave.   If you don't want the board members to pay him off, call or ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Grab The Reaching Hand

Three of Tennessee’s largest four cities are now searching for school superintendents. Jesse Register retired last June and, after botching the first attempt, Nashville city leaders are intensely helping the Board of Education in a search for the best candidate. In Knoxville and Chattanooga the superintendents have resigned, both under a cloud, and now the leaders of the ‘2.0’ initiative ... (click for more)