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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.

September 13: Ivan Goff and Katie Linnane



September 13: Ivan Goff and Katie Linnane

Dublin-born Ivan Goff is one of the foremost Irish pipers and flute players of our time, with a stellar resume of recordings, performances and collaborations. Katie Linanne grew up in Pearl River, New York, where her mother Kathy was a leading Irish music teacher. Blessed with great talent, technique and taste, she is herself now one of the top Irish fiddlers in the U.S. Photo by Katie Linnane.

October 4: Seán Quinn and Brendan Dolan
October 4: Seán Quinn and Brendan Dolan

When Seán became the first American-born musician to win an All-Ireland fiddle championship in 1965, he was still in his teens. But by that time, he had already been playing for years with the great fiddlers of Irish New York in the 1950s and ‘60s, including Paddy Killoran, “Lad” O’Beirne and his own bandleader father Louis Quinn. In addition to sharing his fiddling and original compositions, Sean will relate some tales of his six decades on the New York Irish music scene. Piano backing from the estimable Brendan Dolan. Photo by Cathy Quinn.
November 15: Siobhán and Willie Kelly
November 15: Siobhán and Willie Kelly

Flute player Siobhán grew up in a musical family in O’Callaghan’s Mills, County Clare. Her fiddling husband Willie, though born in New Jersey, is very much on the same musical wavelength. A former student of County Limerick fiddler Martin Mulvihill,he absorbed much of his repertoire and style from the late, great east Galway flute player Mike Rafferty, with whom he made an acclaimed recording called The New Broom.

December 13: Shannon Heaton, George Keith and Éamon O'Leary
December 13: Shannon Heaton, George Keith and Éamon O'Leary

Flute/tin whistle player and singer Shannon and fiddler George are both American-born musicians based in Boston, that most Irish of American cities. Both play with polished facility and gorgeous tone, and both share a passion for genuinely traditional style. Guitar and bouzouki backing from Dublin native Éamon O'Leary of the acclaimed Murphy Beds duo, who will be filling in for the originally scheduled Yann Falquet.


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