Finally Fridays concerts draw big crowd to Medina library

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 January 2020 at 10:58 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Crikwater, a band from South Buffalo, performed on Friday evening at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina for the Finally Fridays concert series during the winter. Finally Fridays is in its 19th season.

Crikwater made its debut in the series on Friday with about 200 people in the crowd. For its final song of the night, the band weaved through the crowd. Crikwater performs many Irish American traditional folk songs.

Band members include from left: Peter Zalocha, Liam Caulfield, Charles Coughlin and Matthew Sperber.

This year’s Finally Fridays series started on Jan. 3 with Creek Bend Bluegrass followed by “A” Blues Band on Jan. 10.

The schedule for the rest of the season includes:

Jan. 24: A Moment in Time

Jan. 31: Outofar Trio Jug Band

Feb. 7: Serendipity Swings

Feb. 14: Mr. Mustard

Feb. 21: Lyin’ Eyes Unplugged

Feb. 28: Hot Club of Buffalo

March 6: Dark Horse Run

The concerts all start at 7 p.m. and free to the public. The concerts are made possible through funding by Friends of the Library and state Council on the Arts funding through the Decentralization Program, which is administered by the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council.

Liam Caulfield, left, and Charlie Coughlin perform with Crikwater on Friday.

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