Inlet Concert Series

 Rain location Fern Park Pavilion

July 2, 2016 – Tom O’Carroll 7-9 pm

Dublin born folklorist, folk-singer and instrumentalist Tom O’Carroll brings a wealth of stories, humor, wit and history to his performances. Whether playing a plaintive air on the tin whistle or singing and playing rousing traditional songs to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhrán (Irish drum), Tom will captivate all with his lively program of Irish culture. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.

July 4, 2016 – Jamie Notarthomas 7:30-10 pm

Jamie is a very sincere and inspired artist. His previous three original CD’s have progressively developed a mix of musical styles, influenced by what he refers to the twelve apostoles of rock and roll, such as John Lennon, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, Bob Marley, Leonard Cohen, Peter Gabriel, and Luis Jordan.

July 9, 2016 - Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman 7-9 pm

Years of leading their all-original, dance-driven group imbued this duo with the power to sound like a full band, whether it’s pulsing funk or haunting ballad.  Electrifying, unique, and always uplifting, these improvisational performers possess “the fearlessness of a high wire act working without a net.”  Karen’s website:

July 16, 2016 - Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn 7-9 pm

Peggy Lynn, better known as “The First Lady of Adirondack Music”, is recognized nationwide for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on Hammered Dulcimer and Flat Picking Guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship.  Dan’s website: Meet Dan Duggan  Peggy’s website: Meet Peggy Lynn

July 23, 2016 – Shrinking Violets 7-9 pm

Playing together as Shrinking Violets since 1993, Darryl and Julia Murdock completed their partnership by marrying in 1997. They have wandered throughout the Northeast, gracing such stages as Night Eagle Café and Coffeehouse in Oxford, NY and Caffe Lena’s in Saratoga Springs, NY. They have an instantly recognizable, yet undefinable singer/songwriter style that can best be described as ‘jazzy acoustic folk pop’. Both Darryl and Julia are classically trained and experienced in performing for many types of audiences.

July 30, 2016My Sweet Patootie 7-9 pm

My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion together in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, the trio has a growing international reputation. From original swing to funky fiddle-tune arrangements to exquisite ballads, they deliver a must-see show that Driftwood Magazine describes as “two parts exemplary musicianship, one part vaudeville comedy”.  Their website: My Sweet Patootie

August 6, 2016 – Jonny Hirsch Band 6-8 pm

Jonny Hirsch is one of New York City’s most intriguing solo artists. The singer/saxophonist is often compared to the likes of Steely Dan and Karl Denson.  Fusing elements of rock, funk, jazz, and skat singing with a powerful voice and a dynamic saxophone, Jonny’s music has an original sound of its own, while staying true to its roots in new age blues and funk. This versatile composer and lyricist pays tribute to the great traditions of American rock and blues in his song writing, while the live show incorporates more improvisation. His website:

August 13, 2016Dan Berggren 6-8 pm

A tradition-based songsmith, Dan Berggren writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other.  His website: Dan Berggren

August 20, 2016 - Bill Staines 6-8 pm

“Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines” — Charles “Sandy” Paton, Folk Legacy Records.  His website: Bill Staines

August 27, 2016 – The Jam Bones 6-8 pm

The Jam Bones, a band that began as a brainchild of Rich Walikis in 2003, are an energetic retro-styled trio that performs music from a number of styles including Oldies, Blues, R&B, Rock and Roll, Reggae, Country and more. They recreate covers from a wide range of artists and also perform original music from their two all original CD’s, “Shake and Bake” and “New Recipe”.

September 3, 2016 – Just Kitten’ 6-8 pm

Just Kitten’ is a musical duo featuring Amanda Lindsay and Sydney Lawson, both 13 years old. JK infuses its contemporary selections with youthful charm thanks to alternating lead vocals and the sweet harmonies of Amanda and Sydney, who accompany themselves on electric bass and guitar. The girls attend school in Whitesboro, NY. Amanda summers at Otter Lake in the Adirondacks, and Sydney, whose family has 50-year ties to the Fulton Chain region, summers in Old Forge.  Their Facebook Page: Just Kitten’

These concerts are funded by the Town of Inlet, the CAA, Adirondack Reader & French Louie ADK Sports.

The 2015 concert series was made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regnant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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