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Festival continues to release music videos

On Wednesday, the Endless Mountain Music Festival released another free music video. Featured is the award-winning Celtic band Across The Pond. An EMMF audience favorite, this band performed at the festival in 2016, 2017 and 2018. According to a news release, the band’s video performances can be viewed anytime on the EMMF website at www.endlessmountain.net.

Mike Morrison, Chuck Krepley and Dan Diviney formed Across the Pond in late 2010. They are all Pennsylvania natives with diverse musical backgrounds in bluegrass; country; rock; traditional Irish sessions and Scottish fiddle competition music.

Recognized as the premier Celtic band in south central Pennsylvania, Across the Pond was named one of the Top 20 Celtic Folk Bands Worldwide in October 2014 shortly after the release of their first CD, “Kid on the Mountain.” In March 2015, the band was the co-winner of the Texas Scots Talent Competition. The Celtic Radio Music Network in Braintree, Massachusetts, announced in May 2015 that the band’s song “I Know My Love” had won the Celtic Radio Music Award for Best Contemporary Song and “Arran Boat” had been nominated as Best Traditional Song. Also in 2015, the band was inducted into the Celtic Radio Hall of Fame.

In October 2019, the band members released their newest album, “Little Beggarman” with guest performers Marilyn Dolly on vocals, step dancer Emily Warren providing the percussive beat and Diviney’s granddaughter Madison Yingling as backing vocalist.

The Across The Pond video opens with a short introduction by Diviney.

“From the Burren in Ireland to the Scottish Highlands to Appalachia in the United States, we find the best songs and tunes, from slow airs to driving jigs and reels, to lilting slip jigs, to soulful love songs and ballads,” said Diviney, according to the news release. “We then add our own unique arrangements.”

All of the music featured on the video was filmed at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg.

For tickets to this summer’s concerts, call the Endless Mountain Music Festival Box Office at 570-787-7800 or visit www.endlessmountain.net. All 2020 pre-purchased season passes will be honored this year.

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