May Radio Hour Features Mother’s Shillelagh and Wanda

The May Radio Hour is pleased to announce an unusual combination of talent for its 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows at 329 W. Main St. in Downtown Waynesboro. Mother’s Shillelagh and Wanda Eaves-Taylor will join with the Boogie Kings to present a delightful combination of musical styles from traditional Irish songs and jigs to golden rock ‘n roll.

Mother’s Shillelagh began its career by accident.  As members of Unitarian Universalist Folk Orchestra, they played an eclectic mixture folk music for church fund raisers and community events. One such event, “Irish Pub Night”, the trio was inspired by the almost spiritual experience to form Mother’s Shillelagh and focus on Irish traditional music of songs, jigs, and reels that lift the spirit.  The trio includes Rae Lynn and Steve Kasdan, and Micheal Giordano.

Wanda Eaves-Taylor is a well-known singer through out Central Virginia. She was the lead singer in the popular band, Wanda and the White Boys, where she was backed up by both Richard Adams and William Hayes. This is her first appearance since the band officially ceased to be.

Richard Adams and The Boogie King complete the musical segments of the Radio Hour with William Hayes on keyboard and Sam Brown on percussion.

Marsha Howard, Waynesboro’s First Lady of Laughter, will again bring a set of new jokes to the performances.

The River City Players will present the long awaited finale to J.D. Robb’s A Mystery on Puget Sound.  The performance includes live sound effects by the Radio Hour Foley Team of Robb and Julie Scott.

The May performances will take place at the Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship Hall at 329 W. Main St. at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Seating is limited. Reserved seats are available for the Radio Hour for $7.50.  Call 540-540.943.9999 to make a reservation.

The River City Radio Hour is a production of the Wayne Theatre Alliance with support from Waynesboro Cultural Commission, the City of Waynesboro, and The Virginia Commission for the Arts.