Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the music of The Quietmen

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Posted: 02/26/2014


La Plume - The Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by presenting The Quietmen, an acoustic rock and Celtic band,  on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

The band, which originated in Scranton, Pa. over a decade ago, plays everything from Irish and Celtic music to folk tunes to acoustic rock from the 1950s through the hits of today at festivals and pubs.

The Quietmen’s earliest musical influences include The Irish Rovers, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and The Dubliners. The list has grown over the years to include Great Big Sea; The Saw Doctors; Christy Moore; The Pogues; Jimmy Buffett; The Eagles; Simon & Garfunkel; Crosby, Stills and Nash; and The Monkees, among others.

The Quietmen feature Jamie Ratchford on guitar, vocals, harmonica, and kazoo; Paddy Ratchford on keyboard, vocals, and bodhran (Irish frame drum); Danny Ratchford on guitar and vocals; and Molly “Quietgirl” Ratchford-Malone on the tin whistle.

For more information, please contact Kate Dempsey Jones at (570) 945-8161 or kate.jones@keystone.edu


Photo: The Quietmen, from left: Paddy Ratchford, Molly Ratchford-Malone, Dan Ratchford, and Jamie Ratchford.