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
A workshop on posture, bowing, ornamentation, style, rhythmic flow, and phrasing
Athena Tergis and Mick Moloney at the Irish Arts Center, NYC!
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.
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.
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
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
Brid Harper (Fiddle) and Tony O’Connell (Concertina) will hold a concert on Tuesday Evening October 17th.
Open session to follow.
Erin Loughran is one of the New York area's finest fiddle players and most active Irish traditional music teachers.
As a teenager in the 1970s, east Tyrone native Cathal Hayden won a big following and inspired many imitators with his fast-paced, innovative style on the tenor banjo. In later years with the group Four Men and a Dog, he was more often heard playing the fiddle but has recently returned to his first instrument with an acclaimed new recording, Hooked on Banjo. Whatever he's playing, Cathal applies an exciting, improvisational energy and modern musical intelligence to traditional music. For this performance, Cathal will be joined by the much-in-demand guitar accompanist Patrick Doocey, who has toured with Irish supergroup Lúnasa.
Cathal is a founding member of Four Men and a Dog and a member of the Máirtín O’Connor Trio, Cathal’s inventive brilliance on fiddle and banjo has been central to the huge success enjoyed by both bands for decades, as well as his much collaboration with other great Irish musicians. A multiple All-Ireland champion in both fiddle and banjo, Cathal was born and raised near Pomeroy in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
The original Irish super-group, with amazing Cape Breton fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy.
Oisín, who has toured and recorded with the acclaimed group Téada, is one of Ireland's foremost fiddlers, with a unique personal style influenced by an upbringing split between Counties Clare and Sligo. Séamus, from a famed west Kerry musical family, is a button accordionist and Irish-language singer who achieved renown as half of a celebrated duo with guitarist Steve Cooney and has found a very different but equally congenial partner in Oisín. ONLY $15!
Bruce is an amazing old-time fiddler, and a great teacher! Highly recommended.