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UMFK to host Irish folk singer and comedian

October 22, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a noted Irish folk singer and comedian, Seamus Kennedy on Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. in the Fox Auditorium.             

General admission is $5 per person. UMFK students are free.            

In his thirty years of professional performing, Kennedy has taken his music from Alaska to Florida, Maryland to California and a host of stops in between, playing everything from pubs to concert halls.  As a result, he is a master showman of exceptional musical skills and unmatched repartee.              

Kennedy’s trademark is his ongoing interaction with his audiences.  From the moment he steps on stage, he starts talking to them and encourages them to talk back.  He is quick with a quip and likes nothing better than to discover someone in the audience who is similarly inclined. 

Fast-paced humor is very much a part of what Seamus does, whether he’s telling a series of rapid-fire jokes or launching into a lyrical parody. There always is something for everybody. In fact, Seamus seems to be having such a grand time, and he makes it all look so effortless, that it is easy not to notice what a superb musician he truly is.  He will segue seamlessly from an Irish ballad about a dying town to a rollicking reel and then move into American music, equally at home with folk, pop, country or traditional.   

The event is sponsored by Student Activities and The International Performers Series. For more information, please contact Ray Phinney at 207-834-7850.