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Award-winning Irish band to perform at BYU-Idaho on March 1

February 23, 2019 GMT

REXBURG — The traditional Irish-music group Goitse will perform March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

Tickets for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series event are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office by calling 208-496-3170 or going online at tickets.byui.edu.

Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year” and winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse has become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish bands.

Goitse has released four recordings and maintains a year-round touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the United States.

Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique.

Laying the foundations for the music are world and all-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine McGeeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can.