A Celtic Appalachian Celebration
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Concerts Featuring Old Time American, Country and Bluegrass Music with Irish Influences
At Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Saturday, March 14 | 2:30 pm and 8 pm
EXTRA SHOW ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND!
“Mick Moloney and the Irish Arts Center triumphed once again…a stunning crowd-pleaser.” – Paul Keating, Irish Central
Featuring Mick Moloney and The Green Fields of America
Athena Tergis (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (button accordion), Jerry O’Sullivan (uilleann pipes and whistle), Brendan Dolan (piano), Niall O’Leary (dancer), Liz Hanley (fiddle, vocals)
The Bing Brothers Band featuring Jake Krack
Mike Bing (mandolin), Tim Bing (banjo), Jake Krack (fiddle), Tim Corbett (bass), Bob Lieving (guitar)
With Special Guests
Cheick Hamala Diabaté (nguni and plantation gourd banjo, both West African precursors to the banjo)
Kyle Alden (Guitar, Vocals)
The weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, roll up your sleeves for an evening of hootin’, hollerin’, pickin’, strummin’, and foot-stompin’ revelry with over 15 world musicians, singers, and dancers genre-jumping through the jigs, reels, and harmonies of Ireland, America, and West Africa, led by legendary musician, folklorist and National Heritage Award-winner Mick Moloney.
Featuring some of the most formidable and respected old-time musicians in West Virginia, the Bing Brothers Band will showcase their hard-driving brand of string music. With over 30 years’ experience, their sound has been recognized and rewarded with many honors over the years, and represents Appalachia’s thriving musical heritage.
Collaborating with the beloved Green Fields of America—one of the best-known and longest running Irish American groups—the Bing Brothers Band will share the stage with San Francisco based singer/songwriter/guitarist Kyle Alden, best known for his award-winning folk music settings of W.B. Yeats’ poetry, and Cheick Hamala Diabate, a griot (storyteller) and master of the West African precursor to the banjo. Fans can expect solo performances, fiddlin’ and bowin’, and rousing stompers, and haunting ballads.
Infusing the best Irish traditional music influences on old time American, country and bluegrass music, the evening is the perfect setting to celebrate a musical tradition that knows no boundaries.
We are a group of writers who love Irish and Celtic arts. Some of us are performers; musicians; actors; some of us are authors; some of us journalists. Check this out for a list of our writers!
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