The Martin Hayes Quartet
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Martin Hayes Quartet

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

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Alison Perkins and Nicholas Brown
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Alison Perkins and Nicholas Brown

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

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Open the Door for Three
May
3
to May 4

Open the Door for Three

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.

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Bernadette Nic Gabhann
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Bernadette Nic Gabhann

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

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Dylan Foley and Josh Dukes
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Dylan Foley and Josh Dukes

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

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Katie Linnane, Isaac Alderson and John Morrow
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Katie Linnane, Isaac Alderson and John Morrow

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

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