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Irish singers headline concert series

The Dickinson Area Concert Association will kick off its 2016-17 series with two Irish singers who take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Queen of Peace Church.

Fir, featuring David Shannon and Simon Morgan, will appear in concert in Dickinson on Oct. 22.
Fir, featuring David Shannon and Simon Morgan, will appear in concert in Dickinson on Oct. 22.

The Dickinson Area Concert Association will kick off its 2016-17 series with two Irish singers who take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Queen of Peace Church.

David Shannon and Simon Morgan entertain under the name, Fir, which is an Irish word meaning men, or in this case men singers.

The international singers have traveled the world performing with orchestras from America, Asia, Europe and Australia, as well as their home country of Ireland. Their music is a classical crossover with a modern Irish feel, according to a news release.

Shannon grew up in Ireland and has been singing professionally for more than 20 years. He has become a musical theatre leading man, playing major roles in "Les Miserables," "Miss Saigon," "Sweeney Todd" and "The Phantom of the Opera."

Morgan is one of Ireland's top singers and a frequent guest with Ireland's main orchestras. His album "I'll Be Seeing You" hit number one in the Irish iTunes vocal album charts. He has performed many operatic roles in "La Boheme," "Tosca," "Candide," "Cosi Fan Tutte" and in "Casta Diva: The Maria Callas Story."

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Highlights to their programs include: "You Raise Me Up," "Music of the Night" from "Phantom," "Bring Him Home" from "Les Miserables," "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Danny Boy."

To become a member, call 701-690-0420.

The Dickinson Area Concert Association's 2016-17 season includes five additional concerts this year:

• Piano Conversations with Julian Gargiuio: Tuesday, Nov. 22, Queen of Peace Church.

• Russian Quattro: Saturday, Feb. 25, Trinity High School.

• Acoustic Eidolon: Thursday, March 16, Dickinson State University Stickney Auditorium.

• A Band Called Honalee: Friday, March 31, DSU Stickney Auditorium.

• Sepaph Brass: Saturday, April 29, Trinity High School.

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Fir, featuring David Shannon and Simon Morgan, will appear in concert in Dickinson on Oct. 22.
Fir, featuring David Shannon and Simon Morgan, will appear in concert in Dickinson on Oct. 22.

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