Celtic Classics, fiddle tunes and folk music – Live in Plattsburgh!

Friends Union, the professional traditional music ensemble that formed among friends in Plattsburgh 43 years ago and returned to the performance stage in 2006, will present a concert of classic Celtic, French-Canadian, and Appalachian fiddle tunes and folk classics on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the U.S. Oval Gazebo, the third concert of the Curbside At Harborside season. 

Featuring Steve Iachetta on fiddle, Norman Rodham on guitar, and Rod Driscoll on hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, banjo, bouzouki, and seemingly everything else imaginable with strings, Friends Union offers masterful performances of everything from jigs, reels, and hornpipes guaranteed to get the audience’s toes tapping, to gentle ballads that tell timeless tales. 

Steve Iachetta

Combining a reverence for music’s heritage with the contemporary freshness of their improvisations, the band is well-known for performances that are equal parts energetic, emotional, and educational, with plenty of audience participation at every show.    

Norman Rodham

Tickets to Friends Union’s concert are $10 per person and will be available at the gate. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets with them. Seating will be first-come, first-served, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are free to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to the concert.  Alcohol and pets will not be allowed on site.  

Rod Driscoll

All attendees are requested to remain socially distant from other attendees who are not members of their party. Attendees who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear face masks as long as they are following these social distancing protocols. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated are requested to wear a face mask for the duration of the performance. 

Concert organizers gratefully thank Jeffords Steel & Engineering and Adirondack Plastic Surgery Center for their generous sponsorship of this program, which permits 100% of the ticket sale proceeds to go directly to the artists on the stage.

Upcoming Live Events 

6/19 Friends Union  (U.S. Oval Gazebo)

6/26 Mambo Combo  (Harborside Stage)

7/3 Lake Champlain Mass Choir (Harborside Stage)

7/9 Ursa & The Major Key (Harborside Stage)

7/17 Hill & Hollow Music Presents: Mazel Tov Cocktail Party (Harborside Stage)

7/24 Beartracks (Harborside Stage)