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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

The Portersharks Bring Irish Song to House Concert Series

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Date: March 11, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Jocelyn Buckey,, 330-657-2909 ext. 106

The Portersharks
COURTESY THE PORTERSHARKS

Brecksville, Ohio – On Sunday, March 20, 2011, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park host their monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. The series, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month through May, will highlight local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn, on the Hines Hill Campus.

This month will feature two shows. Concerts start at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. Admission: $8 adults, $6 CVNPA members. Advance sales are recommended and are available by calling 330-657-2909. Seating is limited. Facility is not wheelchair accessible. For updated ticket availability information, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636, ext. 228. The hotline is updated at 2 p.m. the day of every concert and is intended to inform callers of sold-out events or weather-related cancellations

Violinist/Fiddler Ed Caner has been labeled by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as, "One of the most versatile musicians on the planet." During the past 15 years, he has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts. Joining Ed this month will be the Cleveland-based Irish trio The Portersharks, featuring Bill Cambers (guitar, vocals), Francis Quinn (fiddle), and Brendan Carr (bodhran, percussion). Keeping with the fierce tradition of the tunes, Francis is known widely for his fantastic technique and speed. Bill Chambers has just the right timbre and passion to rouse any audience to sing along or wipe a tear from their eye. With the same spirit of the music coursing through Quinn and Chambers, Carr keeps a rhythm that weaves throughout the tune completing the mosaic of music.

A digital image of The Portesharks is online at www.nps.gov/cuva/parknews/newsreleases.htm.

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula 44264. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road. The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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