Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
The Roundstone Buskers
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Carl Sandburg Historic Site Barn
A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
A Popular Celtic trio will perform this month in the Songbag Concert Series.
The Roundstone Buskers takes its name from Roundstone, Ireland, home of the great bodhran maker, Malachy Kearns. The trio’s current lineup features Shannan Sullivan, Tom Jones and Bruce Burton.
With Jones’ and Burton’s rock and bluegrass backgrounds, plus Sullivan’s classical training, the Buskers’ style is eclectic and exciting. They put folky spins on everything from Louis Prima to Paul Simon to modern pop, as well as adding in their own distinct arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels.
The Roundstone Buskers have been praised for putting a modern spin on traditional music and bringing some traditional sounds to modern music. Critics rave that they “routinely get people up clapping, yelling, singing and dancing” and “keep the musical traditions of their ancestral homeland alive.”