The Martin Hayes Quartet opens up and explores the Irish tradition with music that resonates as both venerable and strikingly new. The new group expands upon many of the musical ideas Martin has pursued in his renowned and longstanding partnership with guitarist Dennis Cahill.
Martin Hayes - Violin
Dennis Cahill - Guitar
Liz Knowles - Viola - Handanger de Amore
Doug Wieselman - Bass Clarinet
All-Ireland fiddle champion Brian Conway is an American-born musical descendant of the great Sligo players who immigrated to New in the 1900s. Brian will be joined in a celebration of the New York/Sligo-style fiddle music by his sister, Rose Flanagan, and some of his prize-winning students along with piano master, Brendan Dolan. FREE
This Detroit-based fiddle and uilleann pipes duo have been building a great reputation for their tight duet playing, original repertoire and thorough mastery of Irish traditional style. Alison learned her music from the respected County Clare fiddle player Mick Gavin, a mentor to many Detroit-area Irish traditional musicians, and went on to tour with her family group Finvarra's Wren and with Galway singer/flute player Seán Keane. Nicolas, born in Illinois and raised in Ontario, is one of North America's finest exponents of the world's most sophisticated form of bagpipes. Together they recorded an outstanding 2016 recording, All Covered with Moss. This will be their New York concert debut. $15
Fiddler Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O'Hare, and singer/bouzouki player Pat Broaders return to Irish Arts Center to celebrate their newly released album The Joyful Hour.
Veterans and mainstays of the Irish music scene around the world, these artists have played with Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, the New York Pops, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Groban, and at venues including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Their music is comprised of unearthed tunes from the archives, new arrangements of acclaimed songs, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and an unmatched energy that comes from a trio of good friends playing great music together.
Bringing to life the fragile ecosystem of a coral reef, fiddler Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna use light boxes, projections, and the vocabulary of Irish melody to create an audiovisual poem in a vivid, impressionistic, and riveting performance.
Athena Tergis and Mick Moloney at the Irish Arts Center, NYC!
A workshop on posture, bowing, ornamentation, style, rhythmic flow, and phrasing
Old-Time Fiddle Masterclass and Tune Workshop by Rachel Eddy. $35. Followed by a tune workshop - take both for $55.
Fiddle player Bernadette Nic Gabhann is a member of a distinguished Irish-speaking County Meath musical family. Her father, fiddle great Antóin Mac Gabhann, originally from County Cavan, is a pillar of the traditional music community in Ireland and her sister Caitlin is a well-known concertina player and step dancer. A veteran of many a fleadh and festival, Bernadette has toured with Lord of the Dance and recorded with the trans-Atlantic group NicGaviskey and as a soloist on her recent CD Here to Play. $15
Four-time All-Ireland senior fiddle champion Dylan Foley is partnered with Washington, D.C.-area flute player Josh Dukes, who also plays guitar, bouzouki and bodhrán and is an All-Ireland champion accompanist in his own right. With Dylan, Josh recorded the well-received CD: The New York Connection. $15
Basket House Band features the great Matt Mancuso on fiddle.
Peadar Hickey, Matt Mancuso, Brian Tracey, Dan Paccione, Noah Chase
$10 Cover: tix available at the door or at Eventbrite.com
Fiddler Katie Linnane hails from Pearl River in Rockland County, NY. Katie, who plays with effortless exuberance, is among the best of her generation. For her Blarney Star concert debut, Katie will team up with Isaac Alderson - a Chicago-born All-Ireland champion on uilleann pipes, flute and tin whistle - and with John Morrow, a highly respected tenor banjo player from County Leitrim. $15
A holiday concert featuring tons of fiddling!
Eileen Ivers is a fantastic fiddler. Matt Mancuso is in the band!
Uilleann piper Joey, fiddler Nathan and bouzouki player Owen constitute a Boston-based traditional music power trio. Only $15