EARLVILLE – Words such as “breathtaking” and “a voice that many would kill for” describe the lilting music and the driving Celtic rhythms of the Paul McKenna Band. The Band travels from Scotland to play the historic stage of the Earlville Opera House this Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. The Paul McKenna Band is generously sponsored by WCNY TV & Classic FM.
Fatea Magazine sums up why Celtic music lovers should not miss this band, now with two CD’s under their belt: “The Paul McKenna Band are fulfilling the prophecies that were written when they released their debut album…As you would expect with a Paul McKenna band album, it’s not just the songs, it’s the musicianship. McKenna has a voice that many would kill for, a delicate lilt that gives it something really distinctive, but by the time you add in the playing of Ruairidh McMillan, Ewan Baird, Sean Gray and David McNee you would be looking at green eyed jealousy giving way to wholesale slaughter…Whilst the likes of the Battlefield Band, Planxty and Boys Of The Lough defined Celtic music for the last third of the 20th century, it will be the likes of Bodega, Breabach and the Paul McKenna Band that will end up defining it for the first third of the 21st one.”