March 01, 2016
The duo, The Irish Brothers, is the featured group at the March 19 Autrey Mill
Unplugged concert. The doors open at 7 p.m. and concert begins at 8 p.m.
The Irish Brothers duo is composed of Sandy “Sandyman” Flynn & “Captain” George Hergen whose music practically maps the Irish cultural integration into the ‘new country’- from traditional Irish ballads, to original songs of love, drinking, revolution and redemption.
This is a unique team - Sandyman comes from the mountains Western North Carolina with the Captain hailing from the canyons of New York City. The two started performing together twenty-five years ago when they worked "suit" jobs at IBM. Both draw from their Irish heritage for material - their music practically maps the Irish cultural integration into the "new country" - from traditional Irish ballads, to original songs of love, drinking, revolution and redemption.
Sandy is a former songwriter on Music Row (Tree-Sony/ATV) in Nashville, and a founding member of the band Cullowhee, that toured nationally and internationally for ten years in the 70s/80s. George started singing and playing after his first visit to New York"s Greenwich Village in the mid-1960s. George honed his craft by traveling throughout Ireland with the great Tommy Makem.
The team received the name "Irish Brothers" following a performance at The Folk Alliance several years ago in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information about the Irish Brothers, visit www.sandymanflynn.com
Tickets cost $17 or $12 for Autrey Mill members and Johns Creek residents.
The next concert in the series will showcase the Bonaventure Quartet on Saturday, April 16.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Autrey Mill's website
. Autrey Mill is located at 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek.