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Helen O’Shea and The Shanakees

August 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

The Shanakees

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome Helen O’Shea & The Shanakees back to the 1867 Sanctuary!

Helen O’Shea (www.helenosheamusic.com) just released her first full CD “Turning Tides…” – a collection of 10 original songs about relationships, love, loss, motherhood, grief and friendship. Originally from Limerick in Ireland, Helen’s songwriting is influenced by the Irish folk scene as well as her experiences living in England, Canada and USA. Read her interview in New Jersey Stage Magazine.

Her amazing band, The Shanakees (derived from the Gaelic word for “storyteller” – “seanachai”) features: Marvin Perkins (Dobro); John Mazzeo (Guitar, Mandolin); David Ross (Drums, Percussion); Jay Posipanko (Piano, Keyboard). Helen O’Shea & The Shanakees perform both Helen’s & Marvin’s original songs, as well as duet arrangements of covers in the “AmeriCeltiCana” style – Americana with a Celtic twist!

Helen O’Shea – Music:
EP: Mama Told You…
CD: Turning Tides…

To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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August 19, 2018
7:30 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map