Dublin native and Philadelphia resident, John Byrne and his band of multi-instrumentalists vibrantly execute their songs. Strings, horns and guitars escort Byrne’s vocals through a songs about living and pushing forward through negative times.
Tickets $20 in advance. $25 at the door. Advance sales close 5pm day of show.
Kelly Music for Life will provide complimentary beverages. Drinkware and ice provided. All drinks will be served in disposable cups. BYOB is also welcome for adults for an additional $5 donation. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Masks required to enter and removed only while seated. Limited tickets. Reduced capacity to allow proper distancing. All drinks will be served in disposable cups.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. 7:30 show.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.
The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. For more information visit https://kellymusicforlife.org or https://kellycenter.org
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For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.
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Dublin native and Philadelphia resident, John Byrne’s new record A Shiver in the Sky (2019), shows his band of multi-instrumentalists vibrantly executing ten new originals. Strings, horns and guitars escort Byrne’s vocals through a set of songs about living and pushing forward through negative times.
Following up After the Wake (2011), Celtic Folk (2013) and The Immigrant and the Orphan (2015), A Shiver in the Sky focuses on triumph over trauma. Support from radio all over the country pushed the album to #1 on the Roots Radio Report Alternative Folk Chart in January 2020.
John’s solo/duo shows weave his own material with Irish and American folk and Americana songs
Critics have called his writing “powerful, deeply moving work that will stay with you long after you have heard it” (Sing Out).
"Byrne’s songs are rich with the sounds and themes of Irish tradition, one that survives in a modern world… full of raw strength… puts me in mind of an Irish Alejandro Escavedo” Sing Out
“One of the few musical artists today who truly manage to be traditional and modern at the same time.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“He’s good, period, with material that’s edgy yet accessible in a Luka Bloom meets Bob Dylan kind of way.” Philadelphia Daily News