Glen Road Brings the Joy of Irish Music to SNU

SNU is proud to host a night of exciting Irish Folk Music as GLEN ROAD performs in concert on September 25th. The Concert will begin at 7:30pm in the Cantrell Music Hall.

Glen Road is a traditional Irish band comprised of internationally accomplished musicians. Mike Dugger (vocals, tenor banjo, and guitar) started his career in music in 1982 when he and a friend formed Scartaglen, which become one of America’s finest Irish traditional bands. In Scartaglen, Dugger’s main talent was the guitar, but in 1983, he decided to add the tenor banjo to his list of instruments and has become an apt player.

Turlach Boylan (flute, tin whistle, and tenor banjo) grew up in County Derry, Ireland. He grew up playing classical music and at the age of 16, he abandoned classical music and began playing Irish music on the flute. In 1986, he won the All-Ireland Senior Flute Slow Airs competition. After graduating from Queen’s University with a Master’s in engineering, the company he was working for transferred him to Houston, and after his time with the company he opted to stay in Houston. In 1999, He founded Big Plain Records, a label promoting Irish Traditional Music in the U.S. and Canada.

The third member of the group is Sheila Maguire (fiddle). Maguire began playing traditional Irish fiddle at age 6. She began competing at 7, and by age 17, she had accumulated 12 All-Ireland Championships. Maguire has played with many successful bands and has been featured on BBC-Ireland, and many other radio and television networks in New York and Arizona.

“Glen Road is a delightful blend of Irish Folk Music offering a diversity to our musical offerings for this semester. We feel the community will thoroughly enjoy this program,” said Dr. Phil Moore, Chair of the School of Music.

Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $3 for students. For further event information, contact Laura Lighthill, SNU School of Music Office Manager, at 405-491-6345, e-mail: llight@snu.edu.