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John Williams and Friends Irish Music performance
Listen to the band John Williams and Friends perform traditional Irish music at this event titled "It's never too late for St. Patrick's Day."
John Williams is internationally regarded as one of the foremost players of Irish music today. With five All-Ireland titles to his credit, John is the only American-born competitor ever to win first place in the Senior Concertina category. His additional talents on flute, button accordion, bodhran, and piano distinguish him as a much sought after multi-instrumentalist in the acoustic scene around the world. John is a founding member of Irish supergroup Solas and has appeared on stage w/Nickel Creek, The Chieftains, Riverdance, The Grand Ol' Opry, A Prairie Home Companion, and the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra. He has composed "Perdition Piano Duet" for actors Paul Newman and Tom Hanks in Dreamworks' Chicago thriller Road to Perdition.
"To witness the passion of a John Williams' live performance is truly astounding. The depth of Williams' gifts as an artist and musician are awesome. His playing seems to come from beyond him, as if the accordion is playing him instead of the other way around." - The Irish American Post
|Where||Lake Forest College 555 N Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 (Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel - Middle Campus)|
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More About Lake Forest College
Founded in 1857 as Lake Forest University, a group of Chicago Presbyterians set out to establish a college and a community at a midpoint between Evanston and Waukegan. The college became Lake Forest College in 1858. During the Civil War years, instruction ceased, at the college and resumed in 1876 thanks to Mary E. Smith Farwell, who wanted her daughter, Anna, to stay close to home to attend college and launched Lake Forest College.
In the 1990s, enrollment dipped below 1,000, but in the last decade it has remained at more than 1,200 students representing 47 states and 71 countries. The college has 30 majors.
Just this year, the college opened a new 68,000-square-foot recreation, sports and fitness center.