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Glengarry Bhoys to rock the Smith

The Glengarry Bhoys, who have been called the “hottest thing in Celtic music today, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St.

The Glengarry Bhoys is “a Celtic fusion band blending traditional Scottish and Irish music with modern Celtic and contemporary sounds. Performing on guitar, bagpipes, fiddle, bass, percussions, tin whistle and horns, these five energetic individuals have accomplished much in this relatively short span of time, thrilling audiences internationally and selling in excess of 95,000 copies of their records independently, a sure signal of their appeal and strength of their craft.”

The Glengarry Bhoys’ hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian musical idioms “has evolved into a sound that is weighty, authoritative, and extremely entertaining. Stirring and unerringly nuanced, they bring the atmosphere of the battle scarred pubs of Scotland to the stage in a show filled with realistic musical and visual elements.”

Members include Graham Wright on vocals and guitar; Gaye Stuart “Zig” Leroux on drums, bodhran, and vocals; stepdancer Shelley Downing on fiddles and vocals; Nigel “Gibby” Gibson on bass guitars and vocals; and James S. Libbey on highland bagpipes, uileann pipes, whistles, trumpet, keyboards, and vocals.

This show is the second in The Smith's new “Passport World Music Series,” spotlighting four different world beat music artists.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the 8 o'clock show. Individual tickets are $15 and subscriptions to the entire series may be purchased for $45.

For details, call The Smith box office at (315) 781-LIVE or toll-free (866) 355-LIVE or visit The Smith