Reagle Theatre's "Little Bit of Ireland" pays tribute to Larry Reynolds
By: Irish Community News | Published Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:02 PM | Updated Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:02 PM
The Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is once again serving up it’s warm Irish brew “A Little Bit of Ireland” from March 15-17. Now in it’s 15th season, this musical celebration of St Patrick’s Day is dedicated this year to the memory of the late Larry Reynolds.
Reynolds, who died on October 3, 2012, was a world-renowned Celtic fiddler who performed in the previous 14 productions of “A Little Bit of Ireland”. Born in County Galway in 1932, Larry emigrated in 1953 to become one of the most influential Irish figures in Boston of the past half century.
“Larry was a consummate performer and mentor who worked as a carpenter by day and brought music and light to countless audiences and friends by night”, says Robert Eagle, of the Reagle Music Theatre. “He was a quiet man who shunned the spotlight, letting his music communicate. He was completely dedicated to sharing his love of Irish music with the world”.
At the performance on Friday March 15 at 7.30pm, Reynolds will be posthumously presented with the Golden Eagle Award, only the second ever given to an artist by the Reagle Music Theatre. His wife, Phyllis, will accept the award on behalf of her husband and family.
Larry’s sons, Sean and Larry Jr will feature with Comhaltas in what should be a musical feast. Irish step dancer Liam Harney (from London production of Riverdance) returns with his Troupe. Harpist Judith Ross also returns with an ensemble pedal harp players ranging in age from 7 to 70. Broadway’s Sarah Pfisterer and Rick Hilsabeck are once again the show’s featured soloists. And Reagle favorite Harold “Jerry” Walker is back with his impish good humor and Irish stories. So don’t miss out on what should be a good fun for all who attend and a great way to spend St Patrick’s weekend.
Performances of “A Little Bit of Ireland” are set for Friday 15 at 7.30pm, Saturday March 16 at 2 and 7pm, and March 17 at 2pm in the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham. For tickets or more information, call the Box Office on 781-891-5600 or got to www.reaglemusictheatre.org.