DALTON — The 49th annual Our Lady of the Abingtons Fall Festival, slated for 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 on the church grounds off Seminary Road, will feature musical entertainment by the Quietmen. Parking and admission are free.
The event includes a chicken barbecue, other food and drinks, a silent auction, bountiful baskets, homemade baked goods, a basket of cheer raffle, classic car cruisers, kids games and raffle tickets for the grand prize of $1,000 in cash.
The Quietmen got their start in Dalton many years ago, and now play everywhere from the Poconos to the New Jersey Shore, Northern Virginia and beyond. The band plays everything from Irish sing-alongs and ballads, old-timey folk, and acoustic hits from the ’50s through today.
Family members Jamie, Paddy and Danny Ratchford, and Molly Malone have been playing at festivals and fairs, parties and pubs for more than 15 years.
The Quietmen include (but are not limited to):
Jamie Ratchford on guitar, vocals, harmonica and kazoo; Paddy Ratchford on vocals, keyboards and bodhran (the Irish hand drum); Danny Ratchford on mandolin, guitar, vocals and ukulele and Molly “Quietgirl” Malone on tin whistle.
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