World Kaleidoscope Presents Aran
“Aran” is a group of friends from the Johnstown and Indiana region who have enjoyed playing Irish, Scottish and other Celtic music for more than thirty years. The group is named after the Aran Islands, located near Galway Bay and the last Irish land seen by most emigrants who sailed to America. Their repertory includes fast instrumental numbers, slow aires, traditional ballads, drinking songs and shanties. Group members are Gary Noll (lead vocals, guitar, bodhran, penny whistle), Carl Rahkonen (vocals, fiddle, bodhran, penny whistle) and Dan Murphy (vocals, guitar).