The Blarney Star Concert Series: Cathal Hayden
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Blarney Star Concert Series: Cathal Hayden

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.

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Fiddle and Banjo Master Classes with Cathal Hayden
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Fiddle and Banjo Master Classes with Cathal Hayden

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.

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Lúnasa and Karan Casey
Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

Lúnasa and Karan Casey

Lúnasa - The Irish super-group! 
·· Colin Farrell, Fiddle and Low Whistles
·· Kevin Crawford, Flute, Low Whistles, and Tin Whistles
·· Cillian Vallely, Uilleann Pipes and Low Whistles
·· Trevor Hutchinson, Double Bass
·· Ed Boyd, Guitar


with Special Guest:
Karan Casey

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Scottish Fiddle Workshop with Amy Beshara
Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Scottish Fiddle Workshop with Amy Beshara

Amy Beshara returns to teach Scottish fiddling. ALL levels welcome!!

Originally from Ridgefield Park NJ, Amy Beshara is an in-demand performer and teacher in the New York metro area.

She holds 1st place titles at the Howell Farm (Princeton), NJ and NY State fiddle contests and has appeared on ESPN, NBC, and CBS TV Philly, WAMC Radio Albany, and WFMT Radio Chicago.

She performs regularly at the Iona Scottish Session in Brooklyn, and with the Philadelphia based band Burning Bridget Cleary.

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Oisín Mac Diarmada and Séamus Begley
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Oisín Mac Diarmada and Séamus Begley

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!

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