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Sundays at Four: October 16, 2022 featuring The Croagh Patrick Ceilidh Band

Sundays at Four: October 16, 2022 featuring The Croagh Patrick Ceilidh Band


[McCormick, SC]: Sundays at Four will feature The Croagh Patrick Ceilidh Band on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 4:00 pm, at Lutheran Church by the Lake, 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Highway 378, McCormick, SC 29835.

The Croagh Patrick Ceilidh Band’s name is derived from Croagh Patrick, nicknamed “the Reek”, one of the tallest mountains in Ireland where Saint Patrick made a pilgrimage when he visited Ireland in the 5th century. During this pilgrimage, Saint Patrick spent 40 days and 40 nights fasting on the summit. The Croagh Patrick Ceilidh Band is a group of Celtic musicians that reside in Augusta, Georgia. The band was formed by Carl Purdy with the aim of expanding Celtic music in the CSRA area after numerous trips to Ireland as a study-abroad professor. They perform a mix of self-composed Celtic-influenced music with arrangements of Irish and Scottish traditional music.

The Croagh Patrick Ceilidh Band has performed with the Augusta Choral Society and in the Westaboo Festival-sponsored show “Myth, Music, & Magic”. Its members are found regularly in Augusta churches as Celtic musicians in Kirking of the Tartan ceremonies and found at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church’s Sunday evening Celtic services. Its members for years formed the house band for O’Donnovan’s Irish pub in Augusta, Georgia. Rotational band members include Carl Purdy on fiddle, guitar, vocals, pennywhistle, bagpipes, mandolin, Irish bouzouki, Dr. Laura Tomlin on violin, guitar, Ian Purdy on mandolin, vocals, and guitar, Dr. Robert Foster on Irish flute, Jim Bentley on guitar and banjo, Ruth Berry on cello, Ava Yeager on vocals and guitar, Mike Murphy on guitar, and Travis Shaw on bass.


The Croagh Patrick Ceilidh Band

Sundays at Four has announced the featured artists and performance dates for the 2022/23 season! Please see the Season Subscription Flyer for details and additional program information. Season Subscriptions are now available. Note: we have SIX performances this year!

Sundays at Four is a not-for-profit artist series organization in cooperation with McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK). All performances are at the Lutheran Church By The Lake, in Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC, at 4:00 PM. A free reception will follow each performance—a wonderful opportunity to meet & talk with the performers. Be sure to write the performance dates in your home calendar




Sundays at Four is “the only Subscription Concert Series in McCormick County, SC”. This will be the 21st Season of Professional Artists to serve our community. Season tickets can be obtained at the MACK Artisans Guild Gift Shop located at 218 S. Main Street. The shop accepts cash, checks, and credit/debit cards.

To purchase your season subscription by mail please print and mail: Sundays at Four Order Form.

  • Subscriptions are $100 each for 6 performances
  • Subscriptions are $50 each for 3 performances
  • All subscription tickets can be picked up at any performance.
  • Individual tickets can be purchased at the door of each performance for $25.00

For any additional questions – mccormickarts@gmail.com / (864) 852-3216


Save the date for our next Performance – November 6, 2022. 

Our former Soup Cook-Off has been added to complete the day! Enjoy a delicious soup dinner for only $10. Tickets are available at the MACK Artisan Gift Shop on Main Street.