The Drowsy Lads

 Friday, May 25, 2018 
8:15pm-9:45pm  
Hoover Auditorium

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The first Hoover performance of the summer will feature The Drowsy Lads, an Irish band founded in 2003 by brothers Daniel and John McKewen and friend Bryan Brookes at 8:15 p.m. Friday, May 25.

Soon after forming The Drowsy Lads and breaking into the Irish music scene, they added Josh Franck, a friend from church, and his father, Phil.

A musical favorite at local festivals in their hometown of Columbus, The Drowsy Lads are always eager to share their infectious chemistry and love for music with audiences.

The group has played at a variety of Irish festivals in Milwaukee, Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville and the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio. Other performances include three previous concerts at Lakeside, shows with the Otterbein University Orchestra and packing Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio.

The Drowsy Lads have shared live sets with the likes of Slide, John Whelan, Full Set, Socks in the Frying Pan and lead dancer of Riverdance Joe Moriarty.   

Each lad is a multi-instrumentalist, and the combined lineup includes fiddle, button accordion, tenor banjo, flute, whistle, guitar, bouzouki, Uilleann pipes, 5-string banjo, concertina and bodhran.

The Drowsy Lads create their own spirited arrangements and original compositions with a mix of bluegrass or classical, but, this never gets in the way of their obsession with the pure musicality of traditional Irish tunes. 


Admission & Parking
Purchasing a Reduced Rate, Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission to Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a show or concert. As always, kids age 12 & under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional fee. A Daily or Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing.

The doors to Hoover Auditorium open a half-hour prior to the start of the show or concert. Seats are not reserved, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and beverages are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. Please present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering and exiting Hoover Auditorium and the Lakeside Chautauqua gates.

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