Concert Series

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Sleder's 2015 "On The Porch" Concert Series

crocketttposterSunday, February 15th- 4 p.m. 
Jim Crockett, Fred Ball
With special guest... Pat Niemisto
Tickets: $15 adv.   $20 at the door.
Outlets: Sleder's, Oryana Food, Brilliant Books

 Jim Crockett is the 'elder' statesman of the local folk community. His musical roots in the area go back over 30 years and many consider his 'Manistee River' one of the folk anthems of our area.
Sharing the stage and the spotlight with Jim Crockett will be his old friend and fellow songwriter,  Fred Ball. In the late 70's and early 80's,  Fred Ball transformed the Glen Arbor Roller Mills, from a grist mill into a recording studio.  Fred recorded many of the rising stars of the local folk music scene there at his studio.  Jim Crockett was one of the first if not the first to record there.  What only a few knew, was that Fred was a fine singer/songwriter himself.  Fred was a surprise favorite of the crowd at the 2009 August Picnic in the Park Folk Festival in Almira Township and recently opened for a Michael Smith performance
As a special added bonus for the afternoon.....Joining these two 'Old Friends' in this concert performance will be their good friend and fine performer, Pat Niemisto.  Patrick is one of the founding members of the fine Leelanau County trio, New Third Coast.  Pat's musicianship on a variety of instruments and his vocal harmonies provide some added lustre to any performance that he is involved in.  


Sunday, March 8, 2015
Showtime: 4 p.m.

All accomplished young musicians in their own right, FullSet create a stunning and unique sound that is full of energy and innovation, whilst all the time remaining true to their traditional roots. In recent years this young group has received much critical acclaim, even being compared to supergroups such as Danú & Altan by respected Irish Music Magazine. FullSet are set to thrill audiences throughout the world.
     Following the tremendous success of their debut album “Notes At Liberty”, FullSet are quickly becoming one of the most well known bands in the Irish music scene today. In October 2011 they were honored by being announced as the winners of the RTÉ/RAAP Breakthrough Annual Music Bursary Award. Having been shortlisted along with 12 other groups in 4 different categories ahead of a field of almost 800 other groups and artists. As well as this, in 2012 FullSet were honoured to receive “Best New Group Award” from the well respected Irish American News as well as “Best New Comer” in Bill Margeson’s Live Ireland Awards.
     Michael Harrison, on fiddle, creates a distinctive sound using original and colourful techniques. Martino Vacca is an exceptional uilleann piper and employs his mastery of this instrument in all pieces arranged by FullSet. Talented musician, Janine Redmond, on button accordion maintains a rich traditional style that is becoming ever so rare in traditional music today. Eamonn Moloney on bodhrán and Andy Meaney on guitar, effortlessly blend the music together with a sensitive yet driving accompaniment section. The emotive singing style of Teresa Horgan completes the ensemble and is guaranteed to captivate audiences of every generation.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Bill Staines
Showtime:  4pm


Sunday, April 26, 2015
Dana and Susan Robinson
Showtime:  4pm


Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 11, 2015

Max & Ruth Bloomquist
Showtime:  4pm

'On the Porch' Concert Series is a monthly showcase featuring performers singing their original work in a concert in a club atmosphere.   It is a commitment to allow artists to perform their music in a concert setting and the series focuses on performers who write/sing/perform their own material.In keeping with that focus, all performers need to be aware that:

"Sleder's Family does not purchase music licensing from BMI/ASCAP//SESAC, musicians can only play their own music (YOU wrote it and YOU control the copyright) or their own renditions (YOU arranged it and YOU control the copyright) of public domain material. Make sure all musicians playing with you know this."

Sleder's Tavern takes great pride in our "On The Porch" Concert Series! Below are some of the great musicians that have played at the tavern. Many, many thanks to CONNEMARA CONCERTS for bringing the music to us... and to our patrons!

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