The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc Lecture and Fine Arts Committee will present the Celtic-rock group Reilly on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the campus’ University Theatre. General admission is $5 and tickets are available at the door, or in advance from the Administrative Services Office (Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). UW-Manitowoc students can attend for free with an ID.
From Milwaukee, Reilly is known as one of the Midwest’s premier Celtic-rock bands. Formed in 2000, the group strives to entertain crowds with both original tunes and music by contemporary Irish artists, as well as traditional Celtic tunes performed in as much of an energetic, hand clapping and foot stomping manner as possible - and to have a good time doing it.
The group, in their own style, seeks to meld the tradition and history of Ireland with the energy and instrumentation of the rock music the band is influenced by. From the Celtic-Blues of "On the Dole", to the pounding version of the Luka Bloom favorite "City of Chicago," to the new Milwaukee pub favorites "Sinner's Sermon" and "Train of Thought," Reilly's music has always held something for all music lovers, especially lovers of contemporary Irish music. The group’s albums include “Beyond the Pale,” “Saints of the Ocean,” “Revelry and Regret” and a Christmas album.