Danny has just released a new single, The Hippos Of Botswana. Written by Danny and Stephen E. Smith, the song is a laid back, Caribbean style, fun piece about the dancing hippos of Botswana. It is available for steaming on cdbaby.com and soon to be on iTunes and other streaming outlets.
Classical guitarist Danny Infantino and violinist Seren Lyerly, along with concert pianist David Masterson, will be performing an Easter Concert at Christ Church Anglican, 750 Fairway Drive, Southern Pines, Sunday, April 5, at 9:30 a.m.
A service and Eucharist will immediately follow the concert. For more information contact Masterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a name like Infantino, why is he playing Irish music? The answer is Danny is one-quarter Irish, and years ago he played with an Irish group called the Blackwater Boys. The group played mostly in New York, but did venues in Worchester Mass., Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., as well.
Later in his career Danny performed as a solo singer/ guitarist in some of the better pubs in Bermuda (The Hog Penny Pub in Hamilton, and the King Henry VIII pub in Southampton). Danny developed a fondness for this vibrant music. Today, along with violinist Seren Lyerly, he continues to play and sing the Irish songs.
The Celtic Concert at Weymouth will consist of some traditional and some original instrumentals, including lively fiddle tunes and plaintive airs. Following that, they'll be singing and playing some Irish ballads and lively - often funny - sing-a-longs. Old favorites such as Cockles and Mussels, Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra, and others will be included.
Many of the songs and instrumentals are on their new CD of Celtic music, Blooming Heather, which will be released the first week of March. The CD will be for sale at the concert and also available at The Fresh Market.
Joining the duo will be Larry Allen on mandolin and guitar, and Abigail Dowd on guitar.
Beer and wine will be available for adults.
The concert will begin at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are available at Weymouth. Call Hope Price, at 692-6261.