KCT Concerts is whistling an Irish tune to ring in Memorial Day Weekend.

Laurence Nugent, a flute and whistle playing demigod from Ireland, kicks off the summer season.

As a wee lad, Mr. Nugent took first prize in numerous junior competitions in Ireland during the late 1980s. He went on to win the senior All Ireland Championships in 1994 and 1995. Since moving to Chicago he has played a large part in the local scene as an anchor and resource for traditional Irish music. He has also recorded three critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively throughout Ireland, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, and appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, the Studs Terkel Show, and Ireland’s national network RTE.

Mr. Nugent will be accompanied by Nancy Conescu, a noted singer of traditional Irish and American ballads.

Tickets are on sale now at Above-ground Records, Island Entertainment, Alley’s General Store, Scottish Bakehouse and the Oak Bluffs General Store

For more information and reservations call 508-693-6237 or 508-560-2109.