NEW BERLIN – The New Berlin Art Forum is revving up for the big Irish Party this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Unadilla Valley Central School. People are coming from far and wide and closer still to enjoy the music and dancing, food, games and prizes. Wearing of the green is encouraged but not mandatory! The evening will feature Glenravel (formerly Sons of Ireland) and The Claddagh Ring Irish Dancers.
The Glenravel band, named after the hometown of Mike’s Carnrike’s grandmother Bridget (Carey) McNeil in Antrim County, Northern Ireland, includes members Dan Collins, vocals and guitar; Patti Carnrike, vocals; Mike O’Connor, keyboards; and Mike Carnrike, himself, lead vocals. Together they sing Irish songs, stories and ballads. Their song list includes tunes from The Irish Rovers, Barleycorn, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Maken, The Wolfetones and others, as well as originals written by Dan and Mike.