Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Music To My Ears

Enjoy some tunes and work towards ending the war. How much simpler can it be?

Jan. 31 benefit for Iraq Moratorium

A concert featuring a mix of musical styles , to benefit the Iraq Moratorium, is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Milwaukee's Shank Hall,1434 N. Farwell Ave.

The Bill Camplin Band, Jahmes Finlayson and One Drum, and Ceol Cairde "Music of Friends" will share the bill.

Madison's Raging Grannies, who have won a following for their animated and amusing performances of well-known songs with new antiwar lyrics, will be special guests.

The Iraq Moratorium is a loosely-knit national grassroots movement uniting people and groups who act on the Third Friday of every month to call for an end to the war in Iraq. More info can be found at the group's website,

Camplin is a singer-songwriter who has had a prominent place in the Wisconsin music scene for decades, and who plays and hosts musicians at Fort Atkinson's Cafe Carpe, which he and his wife operate.

Finlayson and One Drum perform music rooted in the cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, the Middle East & the Americas.

Ceol Cairde, Gaelic for "The Music of Friends," performs traditional Irish and other Celtic music.

Joel McNally, columnist, activist, and co-host of the Morning Magazine on 1290 WMCS Radio, will emcee this smoke-free night of music, fellowship and fun.

The suggested donation is $10.

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