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Irish, “Newgrass” music take Hopewell Theater stage


Seamus Egan, founding member of the band Solas, is touring for the first time as The Seamus Egan Project, with a performance at Hopewell Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.

Beginning with tunes from his album, “When Juniper Sleeps,” which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through the 20-year recording career of this band, along with new tunes, Egan will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond.

A multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and performer, Egan was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film, “The Brothers McMullen,” co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s hit, “Weep Not for the Memories,” and has scored numerous documentaries and indie films since.

The Hopewell Theater is at 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, N.J., and tickets can be purchased at