February Sky returns for annual concerts this weekend

  • February Sky, featuring Phil Cooper and Susan Urban, will perform two concerts of folk tunes. The first concert will be Friday, Jan. 10, in Geneva, followed by the annual McHenry County College Sunday Concert Series performance on Sunday, Jan. 12.

    February Sky, featuring Phil Cooper and Susan Urban, will perform two concerts of folk tunes. The first concert will be Friday, Jan. 10, in Geneva, followed by the annual McHenry County College Sunday Concert Series performance on Sunday, Jan. 12. Courtesy of McHenry County College

 
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Updated 1/8/2020 11:16 AM

February Sky, the popular folk duo, is returning to the Fox Valley this weekend for their annual concerts.

February Sky, now based in Trout Lake, Michigan, features traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban. Their combined talents on guitar, Cooper sings and plays his own arrangements of traditional songs and tunes on six string guitar and cittern, and he also interprets a number of carefully chosen songs from the best of modern folk song writers. Susan Urban is a writer of story songs and humorous "slice of life" songs. She accompanies her singing on guitar, six string banjo, mountain dulcimer, and hand percussion instruments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

February Sky presents a combination of old and new songs addressing a wide range of human experience, complete with vocal harmony, intricate instrumentation and thoughtful stagecraft.

On Friday, Jan. 10, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St., will host "An Evening of Folk Music" at 7 p.m. with February Sky.

The concert is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored with the Geneva Park District. For more information, visit www.uusg.org.

Later in the weekend, the folk duo will be traveling to McHenry County for their annual performance at the McHenry County College Sunday Concert Series.

The program will begin from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in the Luecht Auditorium at the college, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. Admission is free.

For details, visit www.mchenry.edu or contact Michael Hillstrom at (815) 479-7814 or mhillstrom@mchenry.edu.

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