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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
January 27: Dónal Clancy

The Waterford-based singer and guitarist recently released a new solo recording, On the Lonesome Plain, on which he revisited songs popularized during the traditional music revival years by his father Liam and others. The album also features instrumental tracks that highlight Dónal's marvelous, harp-like finger-picking virtuosity, and "Strike for Victory," a stirring self-penned anthem commemorating the Easter Rising.

February 10: Oisín Mac Diarmada and Séamus Begley
Oisín, who has toured and recorded with the acclaimed group Téada, is one of Ireland's foremost fiddlers, with a unique personal style influenced by an upbringing split between Counties Clare and Sligo. Séamus, from a famed west Kerry musical family, is a button accordionist and Irish-language singer who achieved renown as half of a celebrated duo with guitarist Steve Cooney and has found a very different but equally congenial partner in Oisín.

March 10: Breaking Trad
"Breaking Trad," one of the hottest new groups in Irish music, is a trio made up of Limerick button accordion great Dónal Murphy, south Armagh fiddle star Niall Murphy and guitar accompanist Mike Galvin. "High Octane" is one of the frequently applied adjectives, as is "unorthodox." Their talent and enthusiasm and undeniable and should put all in attendance in the mood for the following week's St. Patrick's Day festivities.

April 14: Cathal Hayden and Patrick Doocey
As a teenager in the 1970s, east Tyrone native Cathal Hayden won a big following and inspired many imitators with his fast-paced, innovative style on the tenor banjo. In later years with the group Four Men and a Dog, he was more often heard playing the fiddle but has recently returned to his first instrument with an acclaimed new recording, Hooked on Banjo. Whatever he's playing, Cathal applies an exciting, improvisational energy and modern musical intelligence to traditional music. For this performance, Cathal will be joined by the much-in-demand guitar accompanist Patrick Doocey, who has toured with Irish supergroup Lúnasa.
May 19: Erin Loughran and Friends
Erin Loughran is one of the New York area's finest fiddle players and most active Irish traditional music teachers (and a former New York "Rose of Tralee" to boot!). After taking an honors music degree at the University of Limerick in 2010, Erin returned to New York and launched her own music school in Pearl River, Rockland County and Woodlawn in the Bronx. Erin will be joined by Tyrone singer (and husband) Mickey Coleman, her flute-playing mother Margie Mulvihill and other family members, friends and students.

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