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A photo exhibition “The Open Session” by Matt Diaz of portraits and performance shots of NYC based folk musicians will be mounted at the Jalopy Theater opening April 10th. The same night, there will be a fiddle and pipes concert starring Troy MacGillivray, Katie McNally and Ben Miller, plus Iona session regulars Amy Beshara, Calum Pasqua, Andrew Forbes and Matt himself, wearing his musician hat. The show starts 8pm at Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn 11231 and admission is $15. Tickets here
Matt Diaz is an avid musician and photographer, who has spent the last year capturing decisive moments at many Traditional Music Sessions in the New York Area, with favorites including The Dempsey’s Irish Session in Manhattan and the Iona Scottish Session on Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show is a celebration of the vibrant NYC traditional music scene and the incredible mix of people who gather every night in small groups to make music together. Be it Irish, Old Time, Scottish, Cape Breton, Galician or the music of Brittany, the sense of joy and community is the same. A wide range of players is represented and preserved in the show, proving that Folk music is at it’s greatest when democratic and open to all. Some players were trained from birth and are truly masters of their craft, while others are improving via the education efforts of NYC institutions like Irish Arts Center and Jalopy Folk School.
Come down and see family and individual portraits from all the New York sessions and hear some great fiddle and pipes music. Music for all!
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