World Wide Wednesdays @ Chelmsford presents:

Yoke Shire

Wed. July 11, 2012
6:30 - 8 p.m.

at the MacKay Library
43 Newfield St, North Chelmsford

In case of rain, concert will be held at the Senior Center at 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford

Yoke Shire

Yoke Shire is a diverse Boston-based rock band that formed in 1993. While touring heavily, they formulated their unique sound by incorporating elements of blues, Celtic, Middle Eastern, and classical music styles around their rock & roll foundation. Yoke Shire performs high energy electric as well as stripped down acoustic rock shows. They will perform Celtic music at our first World Wide Wednesdays concert of the summer.

Having been formed by siblings Craig and Brian Herlihy, Yoke Shire is truly a "Band of Brothers." While the Herlihy brothers (originally from Chelmsford!) often work as a duo, they have also enjoyed working on stage and in the studio with a variety of other musicians over the years. Craig Herlihy is Yoke Shire's dynamic front man, who is a talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. Among the instruments that Craig plays are guitar, bass, keyboards, blues harp, flute, marimba, mandolin, Theremin, saxophone, drums and percussion. He collaborates on writing Yoke Shire's music and lyrics with brother Brian Herlihy. Brian plays guitar, baritone guitar, percussion and sings harmony vocals.

Yoke Shire has released several CDs over the years including “A Seer in the Midst” (2002) and “Solar Solstice” (2004). Of their most recent rock release, the double CD “The Witching Hour” (2007), the Boston Herald touted “This might be the best CD released by a Massachusetts band this year.”

You can click here to listen to samples of their music on their website.