Slip jigs from @EimearArkins and @EileenGannon13 at the @FeileSeamus Creagh Festival! #FeileSeamus #Slipjigs #harp #fiddle

Slip jigs from Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon1at the Feile Seamus Creagh Festival! #FeileSeamus #Slipjigs #harp #fiddle

 

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Recap 28th Salon Concert: Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon August 25, 2018 #irishmusic #fiddle #harp #song #thankstoall #IAHC #SalonConcertsChicago

The 28th Salon Concert featured the harp, fiddle, and vocals duo, Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon, who presented a beautiful program of traditional music and songs.

Eimear presented many lovely interpretations of traditional fiddle tunes, mostly from Clare, with a few from further afield and a few of her own compositions.  Her take on the much loved Clare tunes “Glen of Aherlow” and “Porthole of the Kelp” were masterful and highly expressive.  She also regaled the audience with her clear, very natural soprano voice several times during the evening, with and without Eileen’s accompaniment on harp. She sang the Connemara Sean Nos song, “An Spailpin Fanach,” her own version of Percy French’s “The Darling Girl From Clare,” and several others besides.

In addition to skillful accompaniment of Eimear’s beautiful singing, Eileen demonstrated her artistry on dance tunes and dedicated harp pieces.  She never failed to weave a spell with her harp playing whether in accompaniment as a soloist.

They gave an encore and stayed late afterward to talk with fans and autograph CDs, a gesture everyone much appreciated.

Thank you to Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon for an evening of beautiful music. Thanks again to our sound engineer, John Halliburton, for ensuring we could enjoy it all.

Thank you to Maryann McTeague Kiefer at Ireland Tonight, Siobhainn O’Connor at the O’Connor Irish Radio Show, Sean Ginnelly at Good Morning Ireland, and Christopher Mines and Denise Hagerty at the Hagerty Irish Radio Hour for their promotional assistance, we appreciate it greatly.

We would also wish to say Thank you to the IAHC Board, and also to the IAHC staff: Meg Buchanan, Nancy Moore, and Kathy O’Neill.  Big Thanks to Laura Coyle for her outstanding artwork for our flye

Sign is up for TONIGHT’S @SalonConcertsChi Concert: 7:30pm! Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins – 7:40pm #IrishAmericanHeritageCenter #irishmusic #STLIrish #ClareIrish

Sign is up outside the Irish American Heritage Center for the next Salon Concerts Chicago Concert: Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon.

Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Gannon is one of the top Irish harp players in the world and has won numerous accolades, including the Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. In 2017, she launched her debut solo CD, “The Glory Days Are Over”. Eimear Arkins is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed with Cherish The Ladies, Téada and The Paul Brock Band. Arkin’s debut album, “What’s Next?” was released this summer.

Gannon and Arkins perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and toe-tapping dance tunes!

Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon Salon Concert is Saturday, August 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 IAHC Members and $23 for general admission.

Purchase tickets at the door!
Children 18 and under are FREE!

#eileengannon #eimeararkins #salonconcertschicago #irishmusic #harp #

Thanks to Good Morning Ireland @CHIrishRadio for support of TONIGHT’S Salon Concert: Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon #irishmusic #harp #fiddle

 

Thanks to the Good Morning Ireland Irish Radio Show for your support of TONIGHT’s Salon Concert – Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins 7:30pm – Irish American Heritage Center

Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!

Tix: Get your tickets at the door! $2= for Irish American Heritage Center Members $23 for Non-Members. Children 18 and under are free!

 

 

Thanks O’Connor Irish Radio Show @irishradio_ for support of tonight’s Salon Concert – Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon #harp #fiddle #song #irishmusic

 

Thanks to the O’Connor Irish Radio Show for support of tonight’s Salon Concert – Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins 7:30pm – Irish American Heritage Center

Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!

Tix: Get your tickets at the door! $20 for Irish American Heritage Center Members $23 for Non-Members. Children 18 and under are free!

Thanks to Hagerty Irish Hour for support of tonight’s Salon Concert – Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon #harp #fiddle #song #irishmusic

 

Thanks to the Hagerty Irish Radio Hour for your support of the Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon Salon Concert​ TONIGHT, August 25, 2018 7:30pm – Irish American Heritage Center

Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!

Tix: Get your tickets at the door! $20 for Irish American Heritage Center Members $23 for Non-Members. Children 18 and under are FREE!

 

Lovely tunes from Eimear Arkins CD Launch in @CruisesEnnis In Chicago #IAHC @SalonConcertsChi tomorrow! #irishmusic #fiddle #WhatsNext

Here is a lovely video from Eimear Arkins CD launch in Ennis, Ireland in July. For more of this great fiddling, stop by the Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon Salon Concert tomorrow!
 
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In summer 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. http://www.eileengannon.com
 
Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Eimear’s debut album, What’s Next? was released early summer 2018. http://www.eimeararkins.com
 
Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
 
Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!
 
7:30PM Saturday, August 25th Room 109
Tix: Get your tickets at the door! $20 for Irish American Heritage Center Members $23 for Non-Members. Children 18 and under are free!

 

Thanks Francis O’Neill Set and Ceili Dance Club for including Salon Concert – Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon in newsletter! #harp #fiddle #song #irishmusic

 

Thanks to the Francis O’Neill Set and Ceili Dance Club for including Salon Concerts Chicago – Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins Salon Concert Aug 25, 2018 7:30pm – Irish American Heritage Center in your newsletter!

Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In summer 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. http://www.eileengannon.com

Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Eimear’s debut album, What’s Next? was released early summer 2018. http://www.eimeararkins.com

Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France

Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!

7:30PM Saturday, August 25th Room 109
Tix: Get your tickets at the door! $20 for Irish American Heritage Center Members $23 for Non-Members. Children 18 and under are free!

 

From @EimearArkins: Barely in the door from the @fleadhcheoil and @eileengannon13 and I are hitting the road again! 😁🚗🚙 Looking forward to meeting friends in Chicago, Louisville, Tuscaloosa, Pass Christian & Jackson! Please share! #galsontour

Barely in the door from the @fleadhcheoil and @eileenmgannon and I are hitting the road again! 😁🚗🚙 Looking forward to meeting friends in Chicago, Louisville, Tuscaloosa, Pass Christian & Jackson! Please share! #galsontour

This Saturday night!! Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon Salon Concert! We are looking forward to their return visit! Their CDs will be available as well for purchase!

After 2pm we will be calling into the Good Morning Ireland Radio Show @CHIrishRadio to talk about TONIGHTS Salon Concert – Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon #harp #fiddle #song #irishmusic

Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In summer 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. http://www.eileengannon.com

Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Eimear’s debut album, What’s Next? was released early summer 2018. http://www.eimeararkins.com

Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France

Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!

7:30PM Saturday, August 25th Room 109
Tix: Get your tickets at the door! $23 for Irish American Heritage Center Members $29 for Non-Members. Children 18 and under are free!