The Kane Sisters from Ireland will perform Thursday, July 7; and The Brew from Massachusetts will perform July 8 at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St.

From North Connemara, Liz and Yvonne Kane are much respected musicians and educators. Born in Letterfrack, they were taught music by their grandfather, local fiddle player Jimmy Mullen, and Mary Finn, a County Sligo musician and teacher. The sisters first came to national and international prominence during the three- year period in which they toured with accordion player Sharon Shannon as members of her band, The Woodchoppers. They traveled all over the world with her band and are featured artists on her album, “The Diamond Mountain Sessions.” Following this period, The Kane Sisters decided to embark musically on their own. Tickets are $15 for their 7:30 p.m. concert.

Massachusetts-based quartet The Brew are regular visitors to the Centre, cooking up a musical melting pot that combines their roots in classic rock with ingredients of prog, jazz, reggae, world beat, indie, funk and orchestral pop, sometimes in the course of a single song. Their eclectic stylistic palette can be heard clearly on their CD “Back to the Woods,” from the tribal world beat and prog-rock to jazz-funk, lush Beach Boys a cappella harmonies and Queen-like overkill. Tickets For the band’s 8:30 p.m. show are $12.50.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at Next up at Unity College Centre will be the Colin Grant Band Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. ($15). For more information call 948-7469 or visit the website.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to