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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
Burke, Kevin
Feb ´18
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
Connla
Aug ´17
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
Drops of Green
Sep ´17
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
Gannon, Eileen & Castles, Brenda
Jul ´18
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
Lavoie, Sophie & O‘Regan, Fiachra
May ´18
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
Power, David & Kelly, Willie
Apr ´18
Rendell, Norah & Miller, Brian
Oct ´08
Rising Gael
Jul ´10
Robertson, Ailie
Apr ´17
Runa
Aug ´17
Scott, Aoife
Sep ´18
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

2018

October 2018

Monday 22 October @ 7:00PM

Paul Brock Band

Location

HOUSE CONCERT near
downtown Champaign, IL

Ticket Prices

$20

Adult

HOUSE CONCERT and Potluck Dinner.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a house concert and potluck. Seating is very limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Concert details and location will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

Button accordion and melodeon player Paul Brock is a multiple All-Ireland champion from Athlone, County Westmeath now residing in Ennis, County Clare. Brock co-founded Brock McGuire Band in 2000 with fiddle player Manus McGuire. In 1989, Brock and McGuire co-founded Moving Cloud, with whom he recorded two award winning albums for Green Linnet Records.

Paul Brock: Button accordion and melodeon

Dennis Carey: Piano

Shane Farrell: banjo, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, mandolin & sing

Eimer Arkins: fiddle, song, lilting, dance

November 2018

Thursday 15 November @ 7:00PM

Daymark

Location

HOUSE CONCERT near
downtown Champaign, IL

Ticket Prices

$20

Adult

$10

Student&Senior

HOUSE CONCERT and Potluck Dinner.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a house concert and potluck. Seating is very limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Concert details and location will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, uilleann pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.

Each member of the trio had carved their individual musical pathways and style from diligent listening and study, extensive travels, and numerous performances in Ireland, Scotland, England, America, and Canada before meeting at the Northern Roots Festival in Vermont during the winter of 2016. Over a long night of music, they discovered a natural and complementary fit of individual styles, as a well as a mutual interest in the same corners of the Irish tradition. Sharing a love for the music of generations past, in Daymark’s sound one can hear the echoes of Irish-American dance halls from the 1920s and 30s, alongside the lonesome tones of Donegal country fiddlers and the rollicking smoky pubs of Northern England’s immigrant neighborhoods. Taken together, these influences merge into a music that’s very much part of the present; it’s a sound that’s urgent and wild, held together by camaraderie that’s quite audible. This is the foundation of their music. What emerges is intimate enough feel at home down at the local pub, big enough to fill a festival stage or a concert hall.

Each member of Daymark is well established in their own right, and collectively the three have lived and studied traditional music across Ireland, Scotland, England, America, and Canada, in the cities of Limerick, Glasgow, Newcastle, Montreal, Boston, and New York. Foster hails from Northern England, and developed his music in the lively session scene there, going to study at Newcastle University's Folk Degree course before honing his fiddle style in Limerick under master musicians. Woodson holds a master’s degree in traditional music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, and in addition to his musical work is an established pipemaker, performing on an instrument of his own construction. McDonald is a native of Boston, and learned his music in the city’s sessions and folk clubs before studying at the famed Berklee College of Music. All three have spent the first decade of their musical careers performing with countless projects and recording a number of albums; they’re road hardened, stage seasoned, and altogether full of music. Together as Daymark, the collective experiences of the three coalesce into an altogether compelling musical force.