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MAMA’s Coffeehouse

a monthly
acoustic music
concert series

MAMA’s Coffeehouse Returns!

After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, MAMA’s is back with more music

Finvarra’s Wren

Winter Solstice concert

December 17, 2022, 8:00pm
Admission $15 / $13 student/senior

No advance sales; 
cash or check at door only

Finvarra’s Wren brings its solstice celebration back to MAMA’s Coffeehouse. One of North America’s most exciting Irish quartets, this Detroit-based band has an intense dedication to their instruments and to Irish music. Traditional and contemporary Irish, Scottish, and Celtic-American folk songs are punctuated with wonderfully inventive arrangements of jigs, reels, and hornpipes.

The band is led by Jim Perkins and Cheryl Burns, well known for their sensitive vocals and the inventive musical weaving of Jim’s guitar and Cheryl’s mountain dulcimer and bodhran. Their son Asher Perkins (button accordion and concertina) and daughter Alison Perkins (vocals, fiddle, and tin whistle), are world renowned for their award-winning playing.

“Finvarra’s Wren unequivocally ranks in the topmost echelon of American bands performing Irish traditional music today. With expert musicianship from every quarter, the band’s imaginative interpretations of tunes and songs are wholly true to the Irish tradition.” –Don Penzien, Director, CelticFest Mississippi

Upcoming events:

January 21, 2023: TBA

February 18, 2023: Lee Murdock

Covid/mask policy for MAMA’s Coffeehouse: Birmingham Unitarian Church has recently adopted a “masks encouraged, not required” policy for all indoor events. This may be subject to change depending on conditions. Coffee and other drinks and snacks will be available. Doors open at 7:15, pre-show open mic at 7:30, concert begins at 8:00.

MAMA’s Coffeehouse follows BUC’s Covid-19 guidelines. These may vary from time to time; we will try to keep you posted.

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