This St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, starting at 2 p.m. sharp, let yourself be regaled by the ballads of the Celts across years, land and seas. The singing group “Story” will be serving up tales o’ lovin’, fightin, workin’ and whalin’, from Galway to Glasgow, Belfast to the Borders, Athenry to Aberdeen. It’s all going to happen at CommonGround Community Center at 28 W. Main St. in the bonnie town of Owego.
“Story” is a local trio specializing in acoustic offerings of tunes telling of lives and times from all musical genres. The group, made up of Gordie Gottlieb, Robert Henrich and Brian Schendel, has been playing around the Tioga and Broome County area for more than five years. Individually, they’ve performed solo and in various groups for an aggregate of well over a hundred years. They have recently appeared at the Farmhouse Brewery, the Black Cat Gallery, Four Seasons Fitness Studio and Farm to Fork events.
The day will not be just about music. Do Irish Soda Bread Pudding, Barmbrack, Cinnamon Chip Scones and Scottish Shortbread cookies sound good? They taste even better! (Just a wee donation.)
There is no admission fee, but donations will be gratefully accepted and will go toward supporting CommonGround’s community activities. Over the past six years, even while flood repairs and renovations were being completed, the center has hosted Summer Food Service Programs, a children’s day camp, Thanksgiving dinner celebrations for elderly singles, Master Gardener children’s gardening programs, American Red Cross and Cornell Cooperative Extension presentations, a vacation bible school and, most recently, a suicide prevention and awareness seminar. The seminar was sponsored by the local chapter of the Veterans of Modern Warfare who, along with Simple Christian Fellowship, call CommonGround home.
All are welcome to join in the fun!