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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
All concerts are on Friday nights, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Admission $15 - NYU students and Glucksman Ireland House members free.

New Leaf

January 31: New Leaf

Based in western Massachusetts, New Leaf is a trio composed of button accordionist John Tabb, fiddler Kira Jewett and singer/multi-instrumentalist Adam Braunschweig. John inherited his musical bent from his father Chris and plays his challenging instrument with virtuosic ease. Kira, a classically trained violinist, embraced Irish traditional style with tutelage from New York fiddle star Brian Conway. Adam, a music teacher by trade, provides the vocals and also plays guitar, tenor banjo, harmonica and other instruments.

Margie Mulivihill, John Reynolds and John Paul Reynolds
February 21: Margie Mulivihill, John Reynold, John Paul Reynolds and Kieran Flanagan

Margie and John are leaders of the vibrant Irish traditional music community in Pearl River, New York, where they are indispensable teachers, performers and organizers. Their teenage son John Paul is an up-and-coming star on both fiddle and tenor banjo. Most often heard as dance musicians (“The Pride of Moyvane”), this concert will give them a welcome chance to play for a purely listening audience. They will be joined by another Pearl River standout, Kieran Flanagan, at the piano.
Clare Horgan and Mark Simos
March 27: Clare Horgan and Mark Simos

This is a make-up concert for Clare, the celebrated south Kerry sean nós (old-style) Irish-language singer whose scheduled performance at Glucksman Ireland House was canceled due to visa processing delays. Clare is well worth waiting for, however, especially as she will be joined at this concert by Mark Simos, a highly respected songwriter, fiddler and guitarist who has played with some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians. Photo by Kevin Clancy

Caitlin Finley and Will Woodson
April 24: Caitlin Finley and Will Woodson

Now living in Boston, fiddle player Caitlin grew up in Philadelphia and later lived in New York City, where she gravitated toward the sophisticated Sligo style of fiddling played by Bronx siblings Rose Flanagan and Brian Conway. Will has lived in New York, and in Glasgow, where he earned a master’s degree in traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is a drivingly rhythmic flute player in the north Connaught style, and a thoroughly accomplished uilleann piper. Photo by Anna Colliton.
May 15: Lilt

Lilt was formed by flute and tin whistle player Tina Eck and her partner Keith Carr, who doubles on tenor banjo and bouzouki. Both are mainstays of the Irish music scene in the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore area, where they have been performing together regularly for a decade. Their 10th anniversary was the occasion for a marvelous recording titled X, a disc that amply displays their deep understanding of Irish traditional style and dextrous musicality.

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