The Celtic and Americana Roots duo Switchback will perform two concerts at Moraine Valley Community College on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

“An Afternoon with Switchback” will feature a mix of original and traditional Irish music and a selection of songs from their catalog of over 300 original Americana tunes. Their music has been described as “breathtaking scenery for your ears.”

Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack have been playing their brand of eclectic Celtic and Americana music around the world for 20 years. Switchback’s concerts include stories of their travels, audience participation and a healthy dose of comedy thrown in for good measure.

The shows at Moraine Valley will be performed in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. The cabaret-style setup features table seating for $25 for the general public and $20 for seniors and students. Theater seating is $20 for the general public and $15 for seniors and students.

The talented singer/songwriters formed Switchback 1993. They set out on the road to take their “American Roots and Celtic Soul” brand of music to music halls and festivals around the world. They have shared the stage during that journey with music royalty, including The Moody Blues, Leon Russell and John Hartford.

The duo has created 14 award-winning Celtic and Americana albums. The Irish Music Association presented Switchback with the award for the “Top Duo in a Pub, Festival or Concert” for the USA, Ireland, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.

Their television specials “The Americana Sessions” and “The Celtic Sessions” have aired on PBS stations around the U.S.

Learn more about Switchback and hear a sample of their music at

Tickets to “An Afternoon with Switchback” and other upcoming performances can be purchased online. You can also call (708) 974-5500, or purchase them at the Box Office located on the south end of the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

For news media inquiries, call Jessica Crotty, College and Community Relations coordinator, at (708) 974-5281, or e-mail her at