ARCA Presents - Season Opener, Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls performing at Lincoln Hall, Foxburg, Pa

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Returning by popular demand to get our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations off to a joyous start, the superb Celtic Band CARNIVAL OF SOULS will sound the call for the Irish on Saturday night, March 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Lincoln Hall in Foxburg. 

On this evening of superb Irish and Celtic Music with the very talented Lowry Family and Friends. Leprechaun magic will abound with the call of the highland bagpipes and all those lucky enough to be Irish – and all those who wish they were.

ARCA is reopening after the recent November-December COVID-19 shutdown in compliance with Pennsylvania COVID Guidelines. Please refrain from attending if you are ill.  Temperatures will be taken before entry. Masks are required for entrance and to be worn inside. Hand sanitizer will be available. Seating is socially distanced to 50% occupancy – a total of 55 tickets. Because seating is limited, reservations are recommended:  724-659-3153. Reservations for reserved seats in hall quadrants will be taken by phone. If socially distanced reservations have filled the 50% quota, tickets will not be available at the door. 

Families and groups will be seated together. Walk-ins are welcome only if socially distanced seating remains – cash or check at the door.  Tickets are Adults $15, Students $5 and children under 6 Free.  Call to reserve at 724-659-3153 and pay by cash or check at the door or online at

Led by Brian and Kelly Lowry, the band features highland pipes, bodhrán drum, 12 string and bass guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion and keyboard along with high-spirited vocals. Listen to their music from their CD “No Scone Unburned” -Forty-two Pound Cheque / Wind That Shakes the Barley on their website. More samples of No Scone Unburned and their second CD, SconeHenge, are available on their website and CD Baby. CDs will be available for sale at the concert.

CARNIVAL OF SOULS has been performing traditional and original Celtic music in Western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and West Virginia for nearly twenty years. The group uses a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional instruments to produce a rich range of music that would be at home in a pub in Dublin or a coffee shop in Shadyside.

“No Scone Unburned” was released in 1999 and has been acclaimed by Dirty Linen, the international magazine of folk music, and is in the Irish music archives in Dublin. They can be heard at a variety of venues in the tri-state area.

Dirty Linen

“… it’s when the band gets creative that their sound gets most interesting. There are dreamy arrangements of “Lagan Love” and “She Moves Through the Fair” with echoing keyboards and rainsticks, a version of “Bogie’s Bonnie Bell” with a rythmic variation that turns it into a sad calypso, and a rocking hammered dulcimer reel set.

The Pittsburgh Tribune/Review 

“…Arrangements are tight, and the songs bristle with tin-whistles, accordion and galloping bodhran, an Irish drum played by vocalist Bob Hartman. The band proves equally adept at pint glass-rattling rave-ups such as “Allistrum’s March” and the lush, languid American Indian ballad “Shenandoah”

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