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Concerts at Glucksman Ireland House

1 Washington Mews – entrance on Fifth Avenue just north of Washington Square.
For more information, call Ireland House at at (212) 998-3950 or visit www.nyu.edu/pages/irelandhouse.
All concerts are on Friday nights, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Admission $15 - NYU students and Glucksman Ireland House members free.

Jake James and Fionán de Barra



January 25: Jerry O’Sullivan

America’s most accomplished home-grown uilleann piper, New Yorker Jerry has played with symphony orchestras, on Hollywood film scores and with a galaxy of traditional music stars. But the pipes, with their drones and regulators, are a self-accompanying instrument, and Jerry is at his best as a solo performer. He’s also a fine flute player whose most recent recording, The Killasser Flute / An Fheadóg Mhór Chill Lasrach, celebrates the music of the Killasser Flute and Drum Band of County Mayo.

Brenda Castles
February 22: Angela, Catríona and Mairéad Fee with Kieran Flanagan

Triplet sisters Angela, Mairéad and Catríona Fee from Cold Spring in Putnam County, New York make beatiful traditional music together on, respectively, the fiddle, concertina and flute. Now seniors in high school, they have Irish music and dance in their DNA – their dad Michael Fee is an outstanding ceili drummer and uncle Billy McComiskey is a button accordion legend – and benefitted from expert instruction in the Pearl River School of Irish Music. All-Ireland under-18 piano champion Kieran Flanagan, another Pearl River scholar, will accompany the sisters.
Gene Bender and Séagda Coyle
March 22: Christina Dolphin and Dan Gurney

Button accordion standout Dan Gurney grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley and got much musical inspiration from two local east Galway emigrants, flute and whistle player Mike McHale and multi-instrumentalist Msgr. Charlie Coen. He got practical instruction on his chosen instrment from button box virtuosi Billy McComiskey, John Nolan and John Whelan. Dan has spent much time in Ireland, where he met his partner Christina Dolphin, an All-Ireland champion flute and tin whistle player from County Dublin who has lectured on ethnomusicology, is on the teaching staff of the New York Irish Arts Center, and performs on Broadway in the orchestra for the hit show Come From Away.

Brian Conway and John Walsh
April 26: Clare Horgan

Clare Horgan is one of the foremost exponents of sean-nós (old style) singing from her native south County Kerry. Born in Waterville in the Ring of Kerry, she grew up in a bilingual area on the outskirts of the Baile ‘n Sceilg gaeltacht (Irish speaking region). Clare studied jazz singing at Leeds College of Music and has performed internationally in a variety of genres, including Gospel, folk and swing, but she always returns to her Irish musical roots, and this performance will feature primarily songs from the sean-nós repertoire.
Brian Conway and John Walsh
May 10: Haley Richardson and Quinn Bachand

Haley Richardson is the most acclaimed teenage Irish fiddler in the U.S.A. Earlier this year, she won the senior “Fiddler of Dooney” competition in County Sligo, the first Yank to do so since Kathleen Collins in 1968. Haley started on the violin at age three and later supplemented classical studies with Irish fiddling tutelage from New York great Brian Conway. She already has an impressive resume that includes an under-12 All-Ireland championship, her solo CD Heart on a String and performances with Cherish the Ladies, Mick Moloney’s Green Fields of America and the John Whelan Band. For this performance, Haley will be accompanied by Canadian jazz guitarist Quinn Bachand.


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