Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


July 10, 2014

Out & About: A Celtic newcomer to Concerts in The Park

The Celtic rock band Beyond the Pale makes its Concerts in The Park debut next week when it takes the stage at the bandstand in The Park on Wednesday, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Merrimack Valley-based band plays an array of music, from traditional Irish and contemporary Celtic tunes to classic rock selections and just about everything in between, including some original works.

The five-piece band formed more than 15 years ago and has released two CDs. It features the veteran rhythm section of Genn Arlequeeuw on drums and Ken Bechard on electric bass together with front man Sean Buckley on acoustic guitar, Joe F. Hanley on mandolin and powerhouse fiddler Charles Landry.

Beyond the Pale’s appearance is sponsored by AndoverLaw P.C. at One Elm Square.

The free family concert series continues on Wednesday nights through Aug. 13 at The Park at Chestnut and Bartlet streets. The rain location is the adjacent World War I Memorial Auditorium at 36 Bartlet St. Visit for more.

Animal portraitist joins ‘Art of Summer’

Andover’s Karla Cook has joined the family of artists who comprise Saltbox Gallery, a traveling group of painters, illustrators, jewelers and wood craftsmen who hold their next show this weekend on Plum Island.

“The Art of Summer” takes place Friday through Sunday, July 11 through 13, at Plum Island Taxpayers Association (PITA) Hall, 8 Plum Island Blvd., Newbury.

An animal portraitist, Cook draws and paints all animals with great attention to their personality. The exhibit will also feature botanical art, cut paper illustrations, oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry, carved wood birds and wooden bowls and lamps.

The Saltbox show and sale runs Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email for more.

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