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Sherry Ladig is a musician and composer in Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. A frequent performer of many styles of folk music including Traditional Irish (Dunquin), Scottish dance and concert performance (Dalwhinnie), mid-to-late 19th century American (The New Pearl Buttons), and Elite Rabble (music from the Georgian and Regency periods, including English Country Dance music and British naval music). Sherry performs Celtic and 19th-century historic music regularly in the Twin Cities. Dunquin, Dalwhinnie, and all Sherry’s bands are available for private or public events all around the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Contact Sherry to arrange a gig!
Also an active composer, Sherry is the composer-in-residence for the Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra and composes a wide range of works for all types of instrumental and choral ensembles.
July – October 2015
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Alden Square Park1169 Gibbs AvenueSaint Paul,MN 55108USA
Alden Square Neighbors Potluck with DunquinTime: 6:00 pm
Alden Square Neighbors invite everyone to their annual potluck--kids, dogs, parents, friends, neighbors, ALL welcome! Always great fun. Bring some food to share, if you like. Food starts around 6 pm; music with Dunquin around 7 pm. Bring a portable chair or blanket, relax and let summer (and Dunquin)work their magic!
- Saturday, August 1, 2015
Trotter's Cafe232 Cleveland Avenue NorthSaint Paul,MN 55104USA
Dunquin Food Shelf FundraiserTime: 6:00 pm
Join Dunquin as we play music 6-8 pm for your dinner hour; eat well AND do good! All tips go to the Merriam Park Food Shelf and Trotter's generously donates money, too. The food is locally produced, made-from-scratch, yummy. It's the easiest do-good thing you'll do all summer!Dunquin Food Shelf Fundraiser»
- Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Como Lakeside Pavilion1360 Lexington Parkway NorthSaint Paul,MNUSA
MMO Premieres TapsalteeRioTime: 7:00 pm
Come out and hear the MN Mandolin orchestra (MMO) play my new piece, "Tapsaltee-Rio" (a Scottish Reel gone Brazilian) on TUESDAY (not Monday as usual) August 4th at Como Lakeside Pavilion. It's short, sassy and fun! All MMO shows are free. The ice cream/food vendor has changed, but I believe you can still get ice cream there. The MMO is always a treat and a perfect way to spend a summer night. C'mon down!
- Saturday, August 8, 2015
Harriet Island in St. Paul151 West Water StreetSaint Paul,MN 55107USA
Minnesota Irish FairTime: 11:00 am
Join us on Harriet Island once again, as the MN Irish Fair throws the biggest hooley of the year in this fun and free festival! Too many events to mention, but we (Dunquin) will play in both the Tearoom AND give a Cape Breton-and-fiddling workshop Saturday (our only day there in the four day festival). Exact times not yet pinned down; watch this space. For full information, see irish Fair website.Minnesota Irish Fair»
- Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Lake Harriet Band Shell4135 West Lake Harriet ParkwayMinneapolis,MN 55409USA
MMO Rides Again at Lake Harriet BandshellTime: 7:30 pm
If you missed hearing the August 4th mandolin orchestra premiere of my new piece, Tapsaltee-Rio, at Como, here's your second chance! Definitely great ice cream at Lake Harriet Bandshell, with drifting sailboats in the background as mandolins trill softly; bliss! MMO performances always fun and free, so bring everyone (including the dog, the bike, and the dog on the bike)...
- Sunday, August 30, 2015
Historic LeDuc Estate1629 Vermillion StreetHastings,MNUSA
LeDuc Orchard Summer Lawn ConcertsTime: 6:30 pm
Dunquin plays an Irish concert at the historic LeDuc House in Hastings in their Sunday August summer lawn concerts series. We're the Last Rose of Summer, August 30th, this time! Treats available for a modest cost; concert is FREE. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and celebrate summer (more about the Sunday series and other LeDuc events at the website below)LeDuc Orchard Summer Lawn Concerts»
- Sunday, September 13, 2015
Historic LeDuc estate1629 Vermillion StreetHastings,MNUSA
LeDuc Civil War WeekendTime: 11:00 am
The Historic LeDuc Estate presents its annual autumn festival of all things Civil War, MN style; lots of exhibits, food, music, demonstrations, tours and more. Modest admission of $5-8 (see website for categories). The New Pearl Buttons will play their mid 19th century repertoire Sunday afternoon in two 45 minute performances near the icehouse on the grounds (exact times not yet posted; watch this space).LeDuc Civil War Weekend»