Irish trio SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN announce U.S. Summer & Fall Tours 2016 – Molly Malones In Covington On 9/13

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Socks in the Frying Pan
Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan is an award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music.  They will return to the United States in late July for for their fourth U.S. tour kicking off in Ohio with the Cleveland Irish Festival.

Formed in , Socks in the Frying Pan has become one of the most sought after groups in Irish music. The group comprises Aodán Coyne on guitar, Shane Hayes on accordion, and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle and banjo. Their youthful blend of Irish traditional melodies with dynamic 3 part vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences around the world and has earned them much critical acclaim.  They were named “New Band of the Year” in 2014 by the Irish Music Association.  Their 2015 sophomore release The Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space continued the rave reviews generated with their 2013 debut, with the Irish American News saying, “This is a great album by three extremely talented young artists.  It has been a while since we have enjoyed a new group as much as this.”

Socks In The Frying Pan was selected to be a part of Culture Ireland’s Centenary Programme, which commemorates the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.  The summer and fall U.S. tours are a part of this esteemed global project dedicated to bringing the best of the Irish arts, including music, dance, film, theater and more, to an international audience.

The group has been embraced in the United States, having been booked by every major Irish festival and praised for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music.

Their itinerary is as follows with all dates subject to change:

FRI, JULY 22SUN, JULY 24 – CLEVELAND IRISH FEST – Cleveland, OH
TUE, JULY 26 – MCNAMARAS– Nashville, TN
FRI, JULY 29-SUN, JULY 31–DAYTON IRISH FEST – Beavercreek, OH
WED, AUG 3–WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS – West Whately, MA
FRI, AUG 5-SUN, AUG 7–DUBLIN OHIO IRISH FEST – Dublin, OH
THU, AUG 11-SAT, AUG 13 –MINNESOTA IRISH FAIR – St Paul, MN   
FRI, AUG19-SUN, AUG 21–MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST – Milwaukee, WI
TUE, AUG 23 –LORETO RIDGE CELTIC CONCERTS – Hillpoint, WI   
THU, AUG 25 –BIG TOP CHAUTAQUA – Bayfield, WI
FRI, AUG 26-SUN, AUG 28— PEORIA IRISH FEST – Peoria, IL
TUE, AUGUST 30–CHIEF O’NEILLS – Chicago, IL
THU, SEPT 1–BALL STATE UNIVERSITY – Muncie, IN
SAT, SEPT 3-SUN, SEPT 4–APPALOOSA FEST VA – Front Royal, VA
WED, SEPT 7–THE BURREN – Somerville, MA
FRI, SEPT 9-SUN, SEPT 11–PITTSBURGH IRISH FESTIVAL – West Homestead, PA
TUE, SEPT 13–MOLLY MALONES – Covington, KY
THU, SEPT 15-SUN, SEPT 18–WALNUT VALLEY – Winfield, KS