Monday, March 13 • 7:30 PM
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD
The McDades

Consisting of two brothers and a sister who grew up playing music together, add to the mix two very eclectic musicians from Montreal, and you have a truly Canadian Celtic fusion band! Featuring siblings Jeremiah (woodwind virtuoso), double bassist Solon McDade and their sister, fiddler Shannon Johnson, the band also boasts guitarist Yann Falquet and percussionist François Taillefer. If you can conceive of a musical dimension somewhere between modern Celtic, traditional French Canadian and jazz, you begin to understand The McDades. Drawing on traditional Celtic music from many of the Celtic nations, The McDades mix and match rhythms in mind-boggling combinations. Their vocal harmonies could only have evolved from a family band that obviously loves one another and their music. The McDades are clearly stars in the ascendant.