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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
Clancy, Dónal
Feb ´17
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
Gagliardi, Aislinn
Oct ´16
Gan Bua
Nov ´07
Gavin, Frankie & McCarthy, Tommy
Nov ´16
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
Legends of the Celtic Harp (Patrick Ball w/ Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter)
Dec ´16
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
Noctambule
May ´17
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
Perkins, Alison & Brown, Nicolas
Oct ´16
Rendell, Norah & Miller, Brian
Oct ´08
Rising Gael
Jul ´10
Robertson, Ailie
Apr ´17
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

2017

August 2017

Thursday 10 August @ 7:00PM

Connla

Location

HOUSE CONCERT
Address TBA

Ticket Prices

$20

Adult

$10

Student&Senior

Sometimes the Irish trad cosmos lines up for something special and a new group or a solo artist appears. It is instant and hits like a musical storm. Connla. Northern Ireland to its musical core, this quintet is scoring instant international raves due to a self-titled ep they introduced a year ago. Now comes their first full album, "River Waiting". The five are Emer Mallon on harp and Conor Mallon on uilleann pipes, (brother and sister). Paul Starrett plays guitar, Ciaran Carlin is the flute player for the group, with Ciara McCafferty on vocals and bodhran. Besides being thoroughly talented musicians, each shares the fact that they have a full blend of formal and traditional training in Irish music. All are teachers, with deep educational backgrounds in music. This leads to something critical. Connla knows its way around the tunes and songs (eight of the numbers on "River Waiting" are originals) technically and emotionally. Most Irish trad musicians cannot read music. It is passed on in the traditional way of hearing and repeating. Connla’s formal education and years in Northern Ireland sessions add a whole new dimension.

The group is a full mix of musical knowledge, training and performance experience unheard of in a group this young. All are close friends and/or family who go way back together in the Northern musical scene. Each has won several performance awards. The resulting music is satisfyingly complex, yet directly and easily accessible. This is that rare group that is musically attractive to the experienced trad purist, as well as the music fan who knows nothing of the music. There is the mix in all of their music of great lift to the music and deep insights in the songs, all coupled with top musicianship and taste. Truth be told, it may never have been pulled off before by a group this young. Certainly not in a first album. Yesterday and tomorrow’s trad today. Here comes Connla!

Monday 28 August @ 7:00PM

Runa

Location

TBA

Ticket Prices

On-line sales are not currently available.
Tickets will be available at the venue before the start of the show, while supplies last

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new "super-groups," RUNA has been en- chanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuber- ant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle.