Poor Man's Gambit is a trio of traditional artists comprised of Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhran, dance), Federico Betti (guitar, fiddle), and Deirdre Lockman (fiddle, vocals, dance).
Initially formed as a pickup band in 2015, PMG quickly realized that their combination of musical styles was worth pursuing as a more permanent venture, as they are set apart by not only offering a varied array of instrumental combinations, but also by including the visual (and audial) element of dance.
Building on their roots as traditional Irish musicians, the trio's repertoire is also influenced by traditional music of other cultures including France, Scotland, England, and America, some of which can be heard on their latest release 'Kind Providence'. Several original tunes have also been included on the album including a waltz 'The Second Goodnight, and a jig 'The Nickel Plated Shoe'.
Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy a variety of live musical performances - FREE- Sunday evenings all summer long on the lawn of Shippen Manor. Rain or Shine.
Shippen Manor is located just west of Route 31 in Oxford. This free concert is presented by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Affairs Division of Land Preservation, supported by the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Concerts at Shippen Manor are open to all, with limited reserved accessible parking and lavatories available.