High-octane Irish music at the Liberty

The Press Gang

ASTORIA — The Press Gang, a group based in Portland, Maine, that performs Irish-inspired music, plays the Liberty Theatre 7 p.m Saturday, April 14, as part of a CD release party.

General admission tickets are $25.

The Press Gang fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian “Junior” Stevens, fiddler Alden Robinson, flute-player and vocalist Hanz Araki, and guitarist Owen Marshall into a high-octane musical partnership. The quartet blends their skill and fluency in traditional Irish music with their curiosity and aptitude for other styles. The joy that these musicians pour into playing music together is unmistakable and infectious. The result is a unique sound, at once energetic and sensitive, innovative and reverent.

The Liberty Theatre is located at 1203 Commercial St.

Make a night of it by dining at Carruthers Restaurant, a Liberty sponsor, beforehand. For a package price, you can get a prix fixe and a ticket to the show. Purchasers must call to make a reservation: 503-975-5305. Gratuity is not included.

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