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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.

Donal Clancy
September 15: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Willie Kelly

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, a professor of Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montréal, is also a master of the “Anglo” concertina, a little squeezebox with hexagonal ends that musicians in his native Clare embraced like those of no other county. The push and pull of the concertina’s bellows provided the rhythmic pulse for set dancers in the kitchens of County Clare, a sound that Professor Ó hAllmhuráin will reproduce in the cosy confines of Glucksman Ireland House. He will be joined for this concert by New Jersey fiddler Willie Kelly, a respected exponent of the old-time style of east Clare and east Galway who has recorded with the late, great flute player Mike Rafferty and with Waterford piper David Power. Photo by Alain Decarie, Montréal, Québec.

October 6: Cillian Vallely
Cillian Vallely (pronounced KILL-ian VAL-uh-lee) is a member of a renowned County Armagh music family and an undisputed virtuoso of the uilleann pipes. His parents Brian and Eithne Vallely founded the Armagh Pipers Club and helped lead the revival of traditional music in Ireland’s north. Cillian took up his father’s instrument, the world’s most sophisticated form of bagpipe, and now tours the world with the acclaimed traditional music group Lúnasa.

November 3: Maeve Flanagan & Friends
New Yorker Maeve Flanagan has a distinguished musical pedigree. Her mother Rose and uncle Brian Conway are among the most respected fiddlers and fiddle teachers on this side of the Atlantic, and her father Mike has been a multi-instrumental mainstay of the traditional music scene for decades. Maeve herself grew up to win an All-Ireland fiddle championship and become a founding member of the Cherish the Ladies-inspired “girl group” Girsa. Maeve will be joined on the night by some of her many talented musical associates.

December 1: Joey Abarta, Nathan Gourley & Owen Marshall
Uilleann piper Joey, fiddler Nathan and bouzouki player Owen constitute a Boston-based traditional music power trio. Joey, a California transplant who has taken well to New England soil, is a one of America’s top home-grown pipers. Nathan hails from Minnesota, where he soaked up traditional tunes and style from County Offaly accordion legend Paddy O’Brien. Their 2016 CD Copley Street, which featured generous portions of Greek bouzouki backing from Vermonter Owen Marshall, was one of the year’s finest Irish traditional music recordings.

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