On Friday, September 8th Buffalo River Fest Park will host their seventh annual “Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Party” at the park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York. The event will run from 7pm to 11pm and will feature the local Irish band Crikwater.
Hailing from South Buffalo, Crikwater formed in 2010 to celebrate their Irish roots and collective love for Irish and Celtic Traditional music. Crikwater performs a variety of pub songs, ballads, sea shanties, rebel songs, and other traditional songs. In addition, the band includes a number of traditional tunes (jigs, reels, etc.). Although primarily focused on folk music from the Irish and Celtic traditions, Crikwater also incorporates songs from other traditions and genres, such as Rock, Classical, American and Canadian folk, and Eastern European traditional. They have an energetic roots folk sound with an edge that’s sure to get feet stomping!
Crikwater is comprised of Liam Caulfield (Vocals, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Guitar, Bodhran), Peter Zalocha (Tenor Banjo, 5-string Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals, Bodhran), Billy Lewis (Vocals, Guitars), Matt Sperber (Bass Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), and Charlie Coughlin (vocals, fiddle, mandolin).
Over the past seven years, Crikwater has played to audiences of all sizes throughout the WNY region and has made it their mission to have fun while working to preserve the venerable folk tradition upon which the modern Celtic rock genre is based. To learn more about the band, visit their website at www.crikwater.com.
Admission is free and food and refreshments will be sold at the concert, with all proceeds supporting Buffalo River Fest Park maintenance and other riverfront development. No coolers will be allowed and spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Parking is free and is available on surrounding side streets.