The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

December 20, 2013

The Burns Sisters to perform holiday show

The Daily Star

---- — 6 On The Square will present The Burns Sisters for a holiday musical show at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Growing up in Binghamton in a family of 12 children, Marie and Annie’s family all sang together. Their father, the late John Burns, had an  career in politics, which developed a family culture that believed in standing up for the rights of all people, and can be seen in their music, according to a media release.

The group sings all traditions of holiday music and they have some fun new songs worked up with the band. Marie, the soprano, sings high harmony, plays rhythm mandolin and writes on guitar. Annie is a second soprano and sings high or low harmonies depending on the song. She writes prolifically, using either piano or guitar for accompaniment. Accompanying them will be band members Kevin Maul on dobro, Bobby Sweet on guitar and Tony Markellis on bass.

The sisters’ professional resumé includes numerous tour dates with Arlo Guthrie. They have supported him with backup vocals as well as occasionally providing the opening act. 

Tickets can be purchased online for $20, plus a $2 service charge until the date of the performance, or $25 at the door. Ticket price for students younger than 18 are $2, but reservations must be made by calling  843-6876. Doors open one hour before show time.

An exhibit of wildlife and nature photography by New Berlin artist Deborah Ann Smith is on display. The next exhibit will be the photography of Daniel Tefft with an opening reception on Jan. 10, from 5-7 p.m. In addition, there is a window display of the Oxford Academy Primary School students’ Recycled Holiday Ornaments in the window.

Future performances include the Woodshed Prophets on Jan.11, Ben Bedford and Tim Grimm on Jan. 17, and Patrick Fitzsimmons on Jan. 25, all at 7:30 p.m.  For more  information, call 843-6876 or visit

6 On The Square Inc. a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community music and arts venue at 6 LaFayette Park in downtown Oxford.