Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Ring of Kerry

Lexi Langendorf, Arts & Entertainment Editor

As part of the Alberta S. Kimball Foundation Series, Irish music group Ring of Kerry will perform at The Grand Oshkosh on March 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The performance will also be available to livestream for free from the comfort of your home.

Ring of Kerry, made up of five musicians who sing and play several instruments, is an energetic Irish music group that got its name from a drive in southwestern County Kerry, Ireland.

The band’s members include Paul Cotton, Paul Imholte, Charlie Roth, Emma Nistler and Cristina Seaborn.

Cotton, the band’s founder, leader and percussionist, incorporates an international feel to the music through his use of various drums from around the globe.

Imholte, known as “The Musical Stringman” for his ability to skillfully play the hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, viola, cello and banjo, is also a singer, arranger and songwriter.

Roth, who is also a songwriter, tells a story with his rich baritone vocal, acoustic guitar, rack harmonica and foot percussion.

Nistler is a singer, flutist and penny whistle player who also plays several other instruments. In the early days of Ring of Kerry, she performed with the band as an Irish step dancer.

Seaborn, the band’s fiddle player and expert at jazz improvisation, has a degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and also plays cello, sings, writes and arranges.

Amy Segerstrom, coordinator of The Healing Place at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, said that Ring of Kerry had a great performance.

“They are very energetic and engaging performers,” Segerstrom said. “Our audience loved them!”

John Forsythe, BoDiddley’s Deli owner and longtime host of its acoustic music concert series, said that Ring of Kerry put on a great show.

“Ring of Kerry wowed our audience with a one-of-a-kind, full-house energy that was as captivating as it was real,” he said.

You can register for the livestream show in advance at tinyurl.com/LivestreamRingofKerry, and after signing up, The Grand Oshkosh will send you a link and streaming information within one business day.

You can also contact (920) 267-7554 or with any questions.

A select number of in-person ticket packages will be available, so if you prefer to watch in person, you can purchase tickets for two people for $150 and tickets for four for $300.

Each package includes two suite seats, two beverages of your choice from The Grand’s list or one bottle of wine and mini corned beef and cabbage wraps, scratch pretzels with Guinness beer cheese sauce and Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake all catered from Becket’s.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Grand asks that visitors read its COVID-19 procedures at bit.ly/GrandStaysSafe in advance.