Irish Music Night coming to Chevalier’s OnStage! concert series March 18

Irish Music Night featuring Matt and Shannon Heaton, Laura Cortese and Fodhla

The On Stage! concert series at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, MA is pleased to

welcome a triple-bill of the Boston-area’s finest Irish Music performers: Matt and

Shannon Heaton, Laura Cortese and Fodhla on Saturday, March 18th at 8:00 pm.

Award-winning duo Matt and Shannon Heaton are two of the most sought-after

traditional Irish Music performers in the country. Their record “Lover’s Well” was named

fusion Album of the Year by Irish American News, and Shannon was named female

Musician of the Year TWICE by LiveIreland. Scott Alarik of The Boston Globe writes

“Their playing is masterful and inventive, their arrangements city-smart and spacious.”

Singer/songwriter/fiddler Laura Cortese, often hailed as a folk luminary and a powerful

performer, will be doing a rare solo set at this show. Described by John Wenzel of The

Denver Post, “Her open-armed approach to her art reveals a determination to spread

the word about folk music and dance without watering down their distinctiveness.”

Fodhla has been dazzling the Irish Music scene from small pubs to large festivals for

several years. The trio has created a sound rooted in the traditional Irish music that

fiddler Ellery Klein and flute player Nicole Rabata honed during years abroad in the Irish

cities of Cork, Limerick, and Ennis. They are also influenced by the depths of Nicole’s

virtuosic classical music career, Ellery’s Americana sounds, and guitarist Bethany

Waickman’s soft-spoken, yet driving, guitar playing.

For the On Stage! concert series, the theater is transformed into an intimate,

coffeehouse-style venue by placing both the performer and the audience on stage

together. With this set up, the venue capacity is approximately 100 people, creating a

unique setting to get up-close and personal with world-class musicians.

For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit the Chevalier

Theatre website at