Folk Night at the Irish Rose

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Noted musicians will be on hand Sunday, June 3, at the Irish Rose Saloon for the club’s annual Folk Night.

The show will feature bluegrass and folk sets by Ken Curtis and Chicago singer/songwriter Emily Hurd, among others.

An Owen Township native, Hurd has been touring the Midwest supporting her latest release, The Barefoot Session, and is also writing material for a new project and songs for other artists. Her music is played on several national and international radio stations, including WLUW 88.7 FM in Chicago, Fearless Radio and Aria France.

Curtis is an Irish Rose favorite and two-time Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Award winner. He has several recordings to his credit, including Ken Curtis Plus Tax, which was voted Album of the Year at the 2003 RAMI Awards.

Folk Night will also feature sets by the JH Band, and a CD release of the trio’s first record, North Meets South.

Other musicians are invited to sit in.

Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $3. The Irish Rose Saloon is at 519 E. State St., Rockford, and can be found online at and reached by phone at (815) 964-0480.

from the May 30-June 5, 2007, issue

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