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Past Performers

áthas
May ´09
Alan Kelly Gang
Mar ´14
Bays, Randal & Mathias, Davey
Oct ´10
Begley, Brendan & óRaghallaigh, Caoimhín
Oct ´11
bohola
Jan ´13
Boylan, Turlach & Cory, Dave
Mar ´06
Britton, Tim & Eagan, Pat
Jun ´05
Britton,Tim & Miller, Brian
Jun ´10
Brock McGuire Band
Sep ´05
Bua
Feb ´12
Carey, Kyle & Werth, Craig
Sep ´12
Chicago Reel
Oct ´12
Chulrua
Sep ´05, May ´06, Oct ´07, Aug ´08, Aug ´10
Comas
Nov ´13
Conneely, Mick & Munnelly, David
Sep ´13
Cooney, Michael & Egan, Pat
Dec ´11
Courtney, Mary
Dec ´13
Cranitch, Matt & Daly, Jackie
Apr ´11
Crowley, Jimmy
Dec ´07
David Munnelly Band
Feb ´08
DeMarco, Tony
Apr ´10
DeMarco, Tony & Butler, Siobhán
Feb ´13
Duffy, Rose
Nov ´12
Dunne, Niamh & Óg Graham, Seán
Sep ´14
Flook
May ´05
Foley, Ged
Oct ´08
Fuchsia Band
Sep ´07, Jun ´09, Aug ´11
Full Set
Mar ´13
Gan Bua
Nov ´07
Gavin, Sean & Smith, Jesse
Jun ´12
Gavin, Sean & Friends
Jun ´14
Graham, Len
Apr ´08
Graham, Len & Hart, Brian
May ´12
Heaton, Matt & Shannon
Apr ´06, Nov ´08, May ´09, Apr ´13
Hensold, Dick
Apr ´13
HiB's
Nov ´10
Kane Sisters
Aug ´08
Keenan, Paddy
Nov ´07, Nov ´09
Keenan, Paddy & Walsh, John
May ´14
Kennedy, Nuala
Feb ´14
Landes, Roger & Thompson, Chipper
Apr ´07
Máirtín de Cógáin Project
Apr ´10
MacKenzie, Laura with Rue, Gary
Nov ´11
MacNamara, Andrew, Harrington, Orla & Foley, Ged
Mar ´12
Maguire, Dóna
Nov ´09, Oct ´11
Malcolm, Jim
Sep ´09, Sep ´11, Mar ´14
Martin, Tommy & Gannon, Eileen
Mar ´06
McCormack, Alyth & Marshall, Triona
Oct ´12
McQuaid, Sarah
May ´11, Oct ´13
Munnelly, Flaherty & Masure
Apr ´08
Nugent, Larry
Feb ´10
Nugent, Laurence & O'Brien, Patsy
Mar ´12
O'Beirne, Gerry
Mar ´09
O'Beirne, Gerry & Shipley, Rosie
Mar ´05
O'Hare, Kieran
May ´08
Oisre
Jan ´05
Open the Door for Three
Sep ´13
Outside Track
Feb ´11, Apr ´12
Paul McKenna Band
May ´11
Peoples, Tommy
Apr ´05
Rendell, Norah & Miller, Brian
Oct ´08
Rising Gael
Jul ´10
Tansey, Seamus
Apr ´08
Vishtèn
Jun ´13
We Banjo 3
Aug ´13

2014

October 2014

Friday 3 October @ 8:00PM

Flashpoint

Location

The Upper Bout
723 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820

Ticket Prices

$20

Adult

$10

Student/Senior

Flashpoint is a trio of young musicians performing contemporary folk music rooted in the traditions of Ireland and Scotland. With a sound that is both sophisticated and spontaneous, they put on a stirring live show that is engaging to a variety of audiences. They have opened for some of the finest bands in the genre, including Solas and FullSet, and have performed with the likes of Liz Carroll, Oisin Mac Diarmada, Cormac de Barra, and John Doyle.

Flashpoint's music is rich with a variety of instruments, featuring David Mehalko on fiddle, piano/keyboards, and accordion, Daniel Mehalko on banjo, mandolin, and flute, and Joseph Carmichael on guitar and whistle, in addition to an array of effects pedals from all three.

The group began in the summer of 2009 when the three musicians met at the O'Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp and performed for the first time at a local farmers' market shortly thereafter. During the following years they honed their skills through performances at the North Texas Irish Festival, the Austin Celtic Festival, the Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games, and countless other venues.

Tuesday 21 October @ 8:00PM

Gerry O'Beirne

Location

The Upper Bout
723 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820

Ticket Prices

$20

Adult

$10

Child/Senior

Born in Ennis, County Clare, along Irelands music-rich west coast, Gerry O'Beirne is a renowned singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (6 and 12 string guitar, tiple, and ukulele, slide guitar among others). Gerry grew up in Ireland and in Ghana in West Africa, and has since lived in England, California, and Mexico. Gerrys own compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with the freshness of contemporary song.

Gerry has toured the globe as a solo artist and with the Sharon Shannon Band, Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy M. Stewart, Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, and the Waterboys. He has performed at the White House, opened for the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull. He composed and recorded the score to River of Dreams, an artistic response to the River Shannon commissioned by the Irish Department of Arts and Heritage, and he has written music for film and theater.

As a producer, Gerry has a large number of albums to his credit, including Promenade by Kevin Burke and Michael ODhomhnaill (winner of the Grand Prix Du Disque at Montreux), "Irish Times" by Patrick Street, "Man in the Moon" and "Donegal Rain" by Andy M. Stewart, "First Foooting" by Anam, "The Connaughtman's Rambles" by Martin OConner, "Up Close" by Kevin Burke, "Lifting the Veil" and "Sacred Space" by Fiona Joyce, "To Anyone At All" by Clandestine, "Fine Small Storm" by Jen Hamel, "The Willow" by E. J. Jones, "Silver Hook Tango" by Australian singer-songwriter Kavisha Mazella, "When Two Lovers Meet" by Sarah McQuaid and most recently "Lumina" by Irish piper, low whistle player, and composer Eoin Duignan, which was hailed a stunning achievement by "Hot Press", Ireland's foremost music magazine.

Gerry's first solo album, "Half Moon Bay", featured his own songs and instrumental compositions. "Half Moon Bay" was citied as one of the 12 best releases of the year by "Performing Songwriter" magazine and was chosen as one of Folkworlds "Top Ten Albums" of the year. He has now released his second album "The Bog Bodies And Other Stories: Music For Guitar", which was named CD of the Month on the radio show Echoes.

Gerry has toured recently in Holland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA, performed solo at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and has taught musical composition from visual art at Swananoa Music Camp. He is currently at work on an album with fiddler Rosie Shipley.