Friday, April 27, 2012

Isaac Alderson - Late Night Special Edition #4/4

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nuala Kennedy - RCC Trad Music Concert Series

Nuala KennedyNuala Kennedy (Photo credit: candyschwartz)

Irish flute player Nuala Kennedy
joined by the wonderful NY based fiddler Dana Lyn
& superb Canadian guitarist Andy Hillhouse

SUNDAY JUNE 17th, 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.

Upstairs at the historic Albion Hotel
49 Norfolk St., Guelph ON

Tickets $20.00 advance
$25.00 at the door
For info/to reserve tickets:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Paddy O'Donoghue

Paddy O'Donoghue plays two reels composed by himself on the silver flute at Minogue's bar in Tulla Co Clare.

Flautist Julie Maisel at the Custom House

Picture of the RTÉ National Symphony OrchestraPicture of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Dr. Julie Maisel has participated in masterclasses with Paula Robison, Louise Moyse, and William Bennett, and has worked privately with Charles Delaney, Patricia George and Albert Tipton. She currently teaches flute in the Conservatory of Music and Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology, at Leeson Park School of Music, and maintains a private studio in Chapelizod. Dr. Maisel is a member of "Kid's Classics", a chamber ensemble which performs in all the Children's Hospitals in Dublin every month and is actively involved with the Learn and Explore Programme through the National Concert Hall.

As a freelance musician, Maisel has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Pro Arte Orchestra, the Opera Theatre Company, the Irish Film Orchestra, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and various groups throughout the area. She also adjudicates the "Interschools Music Festival" at Wesley College, and for the last three years has been an invaluable guest of the Five Lamps Arts Festival. Tara, one of the students who will play with Julie, is starring in Ballymun Lullaby, a musical documentary on how teacher, Ron Cooney, brought children from Ballymun together to collaborate on a children’s music education programme. Watch the trailer! ADMISSION FREE

Monday, April 23, 2012

Farewell to Yonkers musician Jack Coen

 "The parish church of St. Barnabas in the Irish enclave of Woodlawn where the North Bronx meets Yonkers is no stranger to celebrating Masses of Christian Burial and seeing folks crowd the pews in great numbers.

Last Thursday another Irish immigrant would be buried from there whose contributions to his adopted home in America were recognized as unique and significant, and “a national treasure” by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. as far back as 1991.

For a gentleman like John “Jack” Coen from Woodford, Co. Galway, the status of National Heritage Fellow stood alongside his other achievements living the American dream as husband, father, worker and citizen in the best way he knew how by simply being himself. 

Coen would have been 87 on April 18, and his departure at age 86 leaves a deep void."

Farewell to Yonkers musician Jack Coen | From The Hob | IrishCentral:

Seamus Ó'Rócháin playing Ceol Pipes

Tom McElvogue & Paddy Kerr