Bill Redding & Mike Hamer’s St. Pat’s Concert

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this event:

Redding, who plays guitar, and Hamer were presenting their night of classic Irish music in Fountain for several years before Fountain General Store opened in October 2004. “We hosted them for a private party out here for three years before we moved to town in 2001,” said proprietor Alex Albright, “and they’ve played here again at least every year since. They’ve always been one of our most popular acts.”

Redding, he added, has an “encyclopedic knowledge” of classic Irish ballads and drinking songs. “He’s also got that pure Irish tenor voice.”

Hamer, who plays hammered dulcimer, has performed in Fountain with several musical ensembles, and as a solo artist he has released 3 CDs of original songs.

Tags: acoustic Carolina, Celtic / Irish, Concert, folk, original