Floating Crowbar and the Haran Irish Dancers
Date: Saturday, July 28th Time: 1:15 pm
Spokane, WA-based Floating Crowbar is fast becoming known as the best traditional Irish band in the area. Multi-instrumentalists Don Thomsen and James Hunter, together with guitarist Rick Rubin and fiddler Morgan Andersen show their love of the tradition and joy in the music with the use of uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, banjo and mandolin as well as fiddle and guitar, playing a high energy mix of Irish instrumental music and songs drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and musical interests, they bring together their common passion for Irish music, good humor, mutual respect and friendship into a show that will be enjoyed by any Celtic music fan.
The Haran Irish Dancers
The Haran School of Irish Dance was founded over 15 years
ago in Kettle Falls, Washington by a wonderful woman named
Deirdre Abeid. In 2001, in response to many requests, Deirdre’s
oldest daughter Caitlin came to Spokane to open a Haran school
here. Deirdre has passed on, but her legacy is carried on by her
two talented daughters. The oldest daughter, now Caitlin
Trusler, teaches our rapidly growing school on Spokane’s south
hill and younger daughter Claire Abeid teaches the original Kettle Falls school.