LIMERICK PA – “Strangers In The Night,” played by a band with two accordions as its lead musical instruments, may not be what everyone envisions as a romantic standard but for folks who attended Sunday night’s (July 18, 2010) Concert In The Park in Limerick PA it was a tune to swoon by.

The Pennsylvania Villagers, which started 35 years ago as primarily a polka band and is still going strong, was the featured performer during the concert series’ latest installment, sponsored by the township Parks and Recreation Department at Limerick Community Park. About a hundred people, including a contingent from the Frederick Mennonite Community, brought their lawn chairs and got up close and personal to the band.

The proximity between the band and audience was not only a desire for musical intimacy, but also one of self-preservation. The band was housed beneath the shade of the park’s picnic pavilion, and the closer the crowd got the more protection it also enjoyed from a still hot but waning sun.

  • Watch a video, above, of The Pennsylvania Villagers performing “Strangers In The Night,” or see it at The Post’s YouTube account.
  • See a gallery of photos from the evening below. Click on a thumbnail image to enlarge it.

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