Unity Hall’s next live performance will take place on Saturday, November 20 when The
Burns Sisters and their band light up the historic stage with their tight harmonies and
uplifting high-energy music. While coming from a background in acoustic folk music,
they are equally at home with the rock and blues tunes that their audiences now expect.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. upstairs on the main stage at Unity Hall, 101 Vanderkemp
Two of twelve siblings, Annie and Marie Burns have been singing together since
early childhood. The Burns Sisters have been through many different
configurations over the years. They started as a trio. At one time, all five sisters
sang together, but they eventually returned to the original trio. Several years ago,
Jeannie Burns left the band to follow her heart westward to the Austin music
scene. Now based in Ithaca, Marie and Annie have kept the name
and reputation of The Burns Sisters alive, performing in major venues and
festivals in the United States, as well as in Ireland where they have been
repeatedly invited to play established music festivals. The two have written and
produced together and apart approximately 20 CDs.
The Burns Sisters have shared the stage with many great folk legends, including Willie
Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Odetta, and Chris Thile (the former host
of Prairie Home Companion). They have appeared with the Boston Pops and have played
venues from Carnegie Hall to the Grand Old Opry, and from the hills of Northern
Thailand to the hills of Clare Ireland. The sisters are mainstays at the annual Woody
Guthrie Folk Fest in Okemah Oklahoma.
The Burns Sisters Tickets: General admission – $20 (Members buying advance sale
tickets can get a $2 rebate night of the show). Proof of vaccination and ID is required to
attend Unity Hall concerts until further notice and face masks are encouraged.
Tickets can be purchased online at the Unity Hall website here and locally at the Adirondack Cheese Company, 8190 NY Rte. 12, Barneveld, NY.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. It is recommended that
concertgoers purchase tickets early, as seating will be reduced due to Covid restrictions.
The Unity Hall Music Series is made possible with the support of Unity Hall Membership
and with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York
State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York
State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.