Musical family, Leahy, to perform in UMR campus arts series

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On February 23, 2007

Tickets are now on sale for a performance Leahy, the seventh performance of the 2006-2007 season of the University of Missouri-Rolla Campus Performing Arts Series.

The performance will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets on the UMR campus. Admission is $28 for adults and $18 for students age 18 and younger.

Born of a fiddle-playing father and a step-dancing mother, the eight Canadian siblings that make up Leahy are known as the pride of Lakefield, Ontario, but their music has found international acclaim. Difficult to pin into one musical genre, Leahy’s sound has been compared to jazz, country, bluegrass, and Celtic sounds. Their live shows combine their musical talents with lively step dancing for a truly eclectic performance.

This performance by Leahy will kick off a month-long Irish Festival at UMR. Other planned events include poetry readings, lectures and the screening of an Irish film.

The final installment in the UMR Campus Performing Arts Series will be a performance of the Tim Rice and Elton John version of Verdi’s opera “Aida” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

For more information about the March 6 performance of Leahy or to purchase tickets, contact the UMR Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219. More information about the UMR Campus Performing Arts Series is available online at

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