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Betty and the Baby Boomers 30th Anniversary Celebration

September 22, 2023 | 9:00 pm


2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the Boomers’ participation in the Clifden Arts Festival. Some of the schoolchildren they played for back in 1993 are now teachers of the students they perform for today. Their distinctive arrangements of classics by Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and other leading artists of the 1960’s folk revival are “a refreshing reminder of the halcyon days of American folk music,” according to Sing Out! the national folksong magazine, but Betty Boomer, Jean McAvoy, Paul Rubeo, and Steve Stanne, also offer many newer songs in that tradition, inspired by their experiences in Ireland, and McAvoy’s original compositions have been singled out as “especially impressive“ by Sing Out!


September 22, 2023
9:00 pm
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