Sally Evans and Molly Boyd present Songs of the Emerald Isle May 6 at Schubert Centre.

Sally Evans and Molly Boyd present Songs of the Emerald Isle May 6 at Schubert Centre.

Singing the songs of Ireland

With the lilting tunes of Ireland, Sally “O’Malley” Evans and Molly “Malone”  Boyd are hoping to steal your heart away when they perform their Songs of the Emerald Isle show May 6 at Schubert Centre in Vernon.

Evans and Boyd are well known throughout the Okanagan for their musical tribute to the songs of the Second World War. When they performed that show last November at the Schubert Centre to a full house they asked the audience if a spring show would be well-received and were met with resounding applause.

So the two local musicians put their heads together and came up with a theme that features songs so beautiful that they will warm the cockles of your hearts and songs so full of the blarney they will have your “Irish eyes” smiling!

According to Evans, being Irish is more than a nationality.

“Being Irish is a state of mind — there is a little Irish in the best of us and not enough Irish in the worst of us,” she said. “Tickets to the performance would make a wonderful gift for your dear, sweet ‘Mither,’ in celebration of Mother’s Day.”

This concert is a fundraiser for the Arthritis Society and there will be an opportunity to make a further donation. Tax receipts will be written for donations $25 and over. The show tickets are just $8 in advance at Schubert and at the door if still available.

Evans and Boyd invite you to wear the green and be Irish for a day.

“Erin Go Bragh — Ireland Forever.”