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Emerging Legends Concert Series

The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society have joined together to present The Emerging Legends Concert Series at The Cup & Chaucer, the Hillman Library’s café on the ground floor of the library.

All concerts are free and open to the public!

Steel Clover Logo - an illustration of a silver shield with the words 'Steel Clover' in celtic script written on the front with 2 swords behind it
Photo: Derrick Lewis via Sue Borowski and

Steel Clover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Noon – 1 pm

Steel Clover, (also known as Sue Borowski), is a Celtic singer, songwriter and recording artist from the historic steel town of Homestead, Pittsburgh, PA. Sue has been in the Celtic scene for almost a decade and has been playing music in some very interesting venues including, Art all Night, Market Square, Pittsburgh’s Tartan Day Festival, the Stahlstown Flaxscutching Festival, Penn’s Colony Festival, the PA Arts and Crafts Colonial Festival and other Scottish festivals in and outside of her home-state of PA. Sue is a multi-instrumentalist and continues to study Irish and Scottish fiddling. In her solo act “Steel Clover” Sue sings and plays the guitar and finds creative ways to introduce Celtic folk music to children of all ages. A local music reviewer from Pittsburgh City Paper said that “her arrangements are full of passion, spirit and sensitivity that will leave you wanting to hear more.” Baxter Labatos from The Celtic Music Fan has captured the essence of Steel Clover and labeled her music as “beautiful, evocative and heart-hurting.”

photo of Phil Smith and Steve Weber

Phil Smith and Steve Weber

Friday, April 3, 2015

Noon – 1 pm

Phil Smith and Steve Weber made their debut as a duo in 2009 at Calliope’s Emerging Legends Series at University of Pittsburgh. They have also performed in the Monongahela Sheiks (Steve) and Smokestack Lightning (Phil).

Both are faculty members at University of Pittsburgh, Steve in Chemistry and Phil in English. As part of his curriculum Phil teaches a course entitled Ballads & Blues, which focuses on the intersection of music and literature. Both Phil and Steve serve on the Board of Directors of Calliope and are lifelong supporters of acoustic blues and folk music.