On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013, we will feature local masters of traditional Irish, bluegrass and “old-timey” American music.
With the Saturday concert at Connolly’s Klub 45, and events at other Manhattan venues, the New York Tradfest will include concerts, informal music sessions and singers circles, and a special “Masters of Trad” presentation on traditional music heroes in New York City.
Your Festival MC will be Don “Tunemeister” Meade
Performers will include the following and more:
Brian Conway (fiddle) and Brendan Dolan (piano) – Irish Trad • Eileen Ivers (fiddle) and Greg Anderson (guitar) – Irish Trad/Contemporary • Kenny Kosek (fiddle), Tony Trischka (banjo) and Andy Statman (mandolin) – blugegrass • Dr. Mick Moloney – (banjo, folklorist/presenter) • Allan Kaufman (fiddle, yodeling) and Mark Horowitz (banjo) – old timey • James Keane, John Nolan (button accordion) • Jerry O’Sullivan, Ivan Goff, Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes) • Anna Colliton (bodhran) • Matty Mancuso, Tony DeMarco (fiddles) • Siobhan Butler, Kieran Jordan (Irish sean-nos dancing) • Megan Downes (American flatfooting) • Allan Murray (guitar) • Donie Carroll (vocals and guitar) • Dan Gurney (accordion) • Dylan Foley (fiddle) • and a new generation of NY Trad players; Jayne and Bram Pomplas, Maeve Flanagan
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