The Consequences to Perform Traditional Irish Music at Boothbay Harbor

Published January 17, 2024

The Consequences, a band celebrating the rich tapestry of traditional Irish music, is making its way to the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. The ensemble brings together four virtuosic musicians: Lexie Boatright on concertina and harp, Jake James wielding the fiddle, Cara Wildman on bodhrán and dance, and Ryan Ward playing both piano and accordion. Each member is recognized as an award-winning soloist in their respective fields, and together, they weave a fusion of heritage and original melodies.

A Quartet of Irish Music Royalty

Lexie Boatright is not only an accomplished harpist and concertina player, but also the executive director of the Baltimore-Washington Academy of Irish Culture. Her commitment to educating the next generation is as impressive as her accolades in music competitions. Jake James, hailing from Queens, NYC, is known for his mastery of the fiddle and his artistic presence has been acknowledged as far afield as Japan. Cara Wildman brings a modern edge to the bodhrán and has a rich musical history bolstered by a Masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance. Coming from the vibrant New York music scene, Ryan Ward's skills on the piano and accordion have crowned him a Senior All-Ireland Accompaniment Champion.

Experience The Consequences Live

On January 19, the Boothbay Harbor stage will be graced by the lively tunes of The Consequences. Fans of Celtic music can secure their tickets at a discounted rate of $20 by visiting the box office, with tickets on the day at $25. The doors will open at 7 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. performance. This event is not just a musical feast; it's an opportunity to experience the heart of Irish culture through a quartet of its finest proponents.

Furthermore, the Opera House has a lineup of upcoming performances, including The Boneheads, an Open Mic event, and Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations. Patrons can obtain tickets for these events at the box office as well.

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