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Live Irish Music at the Vineyard

April 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for some great live music and a little jig in the Tasting Room and on the patio! Gioia dell’Amore is honored to host The Almost Irish Band (TIAB) on Sunday, April 16th from 2:00 to 5:00.

Everyone is headed for a fun time when The Almost Irish Band does the entertaining!  The group, from the region near Mount Airy NC, does a great job presenting both vocal and instrumental music in several styles.  As the name might imply, the main type of music they do is Celtic, notably Irish and Scottish music.  It’s a “fun” type of Celtic, with lots of singing, interspersed with lively fiddle tunes and—nearly always—a few surprises.  Their type of Celtic is reminiscent of the sounds made in the folk revival of the 60s and 70s, especially the songs from Ireland’s famous “The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.”

The program is always delightful in its sheer variety.  The band mixes in some old time music, some folk, and occasionally even a sea shanty, a bluegrass number, or an original song.  Different people are featured as lead singer, and the band members are multi-instrumentalists.  The shows are filled with exciting fiddle tunes, the unique and haunting sounds of the hammered dulcimer, lively music from the penny whistles, and solid rhythm from the guitar.  These things fit hand-in-glove with the great vocals, and you’ll always hear lots of right-on-spot harmony.

The group also does a lot of “oldies,” which in this case means things like music from The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkle, The Everly Brothers, and many other artists that were enjoyed in the 50s, 60, and 70s.

Of course we will be pairing the heel tapping music with our wine and beer selections, and we will have the wine slushy machine up and going for the afternoon.

Hope to see you then, David & Laura


April 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm