Experience an Evening of Live Irish Music

Walton Arts Center Welcomes Socks in the Frying Pan, One of the Most Sought-After Irish Music Groups

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, February 24, 2020 – – Socks in the Frying Pan, winner of live band and live album of the year in the 2020 Celtic Music Awards, will be at Walton Arts Center for one show only at 7 pm on Thursday, March 5 as part of the 10x10 Arts Series. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Socks in the Frying Pan is made up of two brothers, Shane and Fiachra Hayes, along with Aodán Coyne. The trio is known for blending Irish traditional melodies with innovative rhythms and melodic garnish. Their modern, traditional style and energetic approach to music combined with acoustic musical interplay, three-part harmonies and an obvious love for live performances compliments the traditional essence of both tune and songs in a fresh and entertaining way.

Hailing from the Irish music mecca that is Ennis, County Clare the ‘Socks sound’ came as a bi-product of the three friends playing in pubs together, learning from one another and having fun. An album was the inevitable next step; their first unassuming entry into the world of Irish music recordings. Fast forward one year later and the album had won Album of the Year from the Live Ireland music awards and the band was named Best New Band from the Irish Music Association.

Five years and two more multi-award winning studio albums later, the band has headlined all of the major Irish music festivals in America. They have branched into the broader world music scene, performing at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, the Tønder folk music festival in Denmark and alongside such acts as Sting, Aretha Franklin and Rod Stewart at the world-famous New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Walton Arts Center’s 10x10 Arts Series brings a variety of groundbreaking artists and awe-inspiring performances to Northwest Arkansas at a price that allows more people to experience live theater performances. Patrons attending a 10x10 Arts Series performance are invited to a post-show Creative Conversation with Sock in the Frying Pan led by a member of Walton Arts Center’s programming staff. Patrons can also share their thoughts about the show with the popular Post-It® Note responses in the Walker Atrium.

Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about Socks in the Frying Pan.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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