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Past Performers

áthas
May ´09
Alan Kelly Gang
Mar ´14
Bays, Randal
Oct ´15
Bays, Randal & Mathias, Davey
Oct ´10
Begley, Brendan & óRaghallaigh, Caoimhín
Oct ´11
bohola
Jan ´13, Oct ´15
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, May ´15
Conneely, Mick & Munnelly, David
Sep ´13
Cook, Marta & Murphy, Gráinne
Feb ´15
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
Flashpoint
Oct ´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
Kastle, Tom
Apr ´16
Keenan, Paddy
Nov ´07, Nov ´09, May ´16
Keenan, Paddy & Walsh, John
May ´14
Kennedy, Nuala
Feb ´14
Landes, Roger & Thompson, Chipper
Apr ´07
Máirtín de Cógáin Project
Apr ´10
Mórga
Aug ´15
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
Newman, Chris & Ní Chathasaigh, Máire
Sep ´16
Nugent, Larry
Feb ´10
Nugent, Laurence & O'Brien, Patsy
Mar ´12
O'Beirne, Gerry
Mar ´09, Oct ´14
O'Beirne, Gerry & Shipley, Rosie
Mar ´05
O'Brien, Paddy & Gourley, Nathan
Jun ´15
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
Socks in the Frying Pan
May ´15
Tansey, Seamus
Apr ´08
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin
Feb ´16
Trì Scèalta
Nov ´15
Truckley Howl, The
Mar ´16
Tyrrell, Seán
Sep ´16
Vishtèn
Jun ´13
We Banjo 3
Aug ´13, Sep ´15

2016

October 2016

Saturday 8 October @ 8:00PM

Alison Perkins & Nicolas Brown

Location

HOUSE CONCERT & Potluck
near downtown, Champaign, IL

Ticket Prices

$15

Adult

This will be a HOUSE CONCERT & potluck near downtown Champaign, IL. Seating is very limited. Reservations are required.

Alison Perkins (fiddler of Detroit-based Irish band Finvarra's Wren) and Nicolas Brown have been playing Irish traditional music on uilleann pipes and fiddle together for close to a decade. As individuals, they have performed onstage at festivals and concerts across the U.S and Canada. Together they are bringing their close musical partnership to the stage. Introducing old Irish tunes with new feeling, they will bring forth the beauty found in jigs, reels, and more.

Born in Illinois and raised in Ontario, Nicolas Brown first started playing Irish music when he was in his late teens. His pipe teacher gave him two CDs: one of Willie Clancy and one of Seamus Ennis which he proceeded to listen to on repeat for the next year. Eventually, he got his own set of pipes and a flute (and some more CDs!) and set out on his journey down the Irish music rabbit hole. Over the past 15 years, Nicolas has not only become a very proficient musician, but has also developed a vast knowledge of Irish music history, including of old musicians, tune histories, Irish music in America, and more. Nicolas has performed and given workshops at various venues and festivals in Canada and the US.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Alison Perkins grew up in a household filled with music. The daughter of musicians, she attended her first concerts when she was still in diapers. As a child, she learned the fiddle from Irishman Mick Gavin, whose lovely Clare fiddling is imprinted on Alison's musical style. During her teenage years, she had success in music competitions, winning in her age group at the Midwest Irish Fiddle championship 6 years in a row before "retiring" at the old age of 18. She was also a member of many award winning groups, trios and duets. As she neared adulthood, Alison grew from precocious child to masterful young player--something that hasn't gone unrecognized by the community. At age 19, in 2007, she was invited by Irish singing legend Sean Keane to go on a Canadian and American tour. Her work with her much praised family band, Finvarra's Wren, has awarded her the honor of playing music all over North America, from Ontario, Canada to Austin, Texas.

Tuesday 25 October @ 8:00PM

Aislinn Gagliardi

Location

HOUSE CONCERT & Potluck
near downtown, Champaign, IL

Ticket Prices

$20

Adult

This will be a HOUSE CONCERT & potluck near downtown Champaign, IL. Seating is very limited. Reservations are required.

Aislinn Gagliardi is an Irish harpist and composer based in Chicago, and is well sought after as a performer, teacher and recording artist. Drawing from her background in Irish dance, and influenced by a diverse musical range from classical to Cape Breton, Aislinn’s distinct style shines through her music in an open and honest way. Known for her syncopated and rhythmic accompaniment, her compositions and arrangements offer a fresh perspective to the Irish music tradition.

Raised immersed in the Irish culture (the shared heritage on both sides of her family) Aislinn learned about Irish customs through dance, music and language lessons. She was drawn to the harp from an early age, and studied with various Irish and Celtic harpers including Janet Harbison and Michael Rooney. Aislinn also spent a semester abroad at the University of Limerick where she worked closely with Irish harper Fionnuala Rooney.