Glengarry Bhoys to Bring Celtic Rock to Allentown's Civic Theatre, 3/14


Acclaimed Celtic-rockers The Glengarry Bhoys will perform at Civic Theatre on Thursday, March 14, at 7:30PM. Their fusion of traditional and contemporary styles makes the "Bhoys" a non-stop toe-tapping sensation. Tickets cost $25 and seating is non-reserved. Tickets go on sale February 19 and are available at the Civic Theatre box office, by calling 610-432-8943 or online at

Based in Ontario, Canada, The Glengarry Bhoys won the 2009 Celtic Instrumental Songwriters Award for their album "Mill Sessions." They have been featured on BBC, PBS, Canada AM, among others. Described as bold, unorthodox, vibrant, and evocative, the Glengarry Bhoys are a hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian musical idioms has evolved
into a sound that is weighty, authoritative, and extremely entertaining. Their energy and good humor, as much a part of the show as their musicianship, crosses all cultures and ages. Many things have been written and reported about this world renown Canadian alt-celt group over that last decade, all depicting their musical and entertaining prowess with varied audiences the world over, but their ability to marshal large enthusiastic audiences show after show is legion and recognized.

Their objective is simple yet evocative, as stated by their lead singer Graham Wright in a CBC "Fresh Air" interview: "if our audience can only get 10% of the satisfaction we get entertaining them - then we surpass objective".

From a small Scots-French-Canadian enclave in Eastern Ontario, these Celtic-Stompers, always pushing the musical envelope but never straying too far from the traditional whence they came, have earned a reputation as entertainers that challenge you to sit still during their engaging performances.

The Glengarry Bhoys have been performing in the Lehigh Valley for years, including an appearance in Manheim at Mt. Hope Estate during Celtic Fling, an annual celebration of Celtic culture. In 2007, the "Bhoys" played at Albright College, which The Reading Eagle called a "non-stop ... partying, energetic" performance.

The band features the talents of: Graham Wright (guitar), Ziggy Leroux (percussion), D'Arcy Furniss (fiddle), Stephen McIntosh (pipes, whistle, mandolin), and Adam Lalonde (drums). All band members lend vocals, which helps keep their songs fun and diverse.

Civic Theatre will present The Glengarry Bhoys in conjunction with the West End Alliance's observance of St. Patrick's Day. The Alliance St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held Sunday, March 17, at 1:30 PM. The parade will pass through 19th Street, where Civic Theatre is located.

This concert will be performed at Civic's 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th Street, Allentown, PA. Tickets are available at the Civic Theatre box office, by calling 610-432-8943 or online at Free parking for the show is available along Liberty and Allen Streets near 19th Street and in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot at 19th and Liberty (after the bank is closed).

Civic Theatre of Allentown is a 501c3 non-profit organization that professionally produces live community theatre, is the Lehigh Valley's longest running year-round art house cinema, and the home of the Lehigh Valley's oldest continually operated children's theatre school. More information on Civic Theatre of Allentown can be found at