Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


The Lads Go Live

Barbara Arnold

Eau Claire’s own traditional Irish music entertainment franchise,The Shillelagh Lads, has released its first CD, “Live!” Recorded live at Houligans Steak and Seafood Pub in Eau Claire, where the Lads are its official house band, the CD instantly transports you to an Irish pub filled with clinking glasses, conversational repartee, and that hand-clapping, toe-tapping, foot-stomping and jig-dancing music. In one of the first tracks, one of the group’s members in a brogue so thick you’d swear he just arrived off the boat from the Emerald Isle, challenges the audience with a toast “Vow to Have Fun.” And fun there is with 20 tracks, including “Haste to the Wedding,” “The Wild Rover,” and “The Parting Glass.” Voted “Best Folk Performers of 2011 and 2012” in Volume One’s reader poll, the CD is available for $10 at The Local Store. Catch the Lads’ live performances too. Schedule available at TheShillelaghLads.com.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.