Next Concert, Doorley, Quinn & Quinn: February 21, 2014 8pm show

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Next Salon Concert Chicago, February 21, 2014 8pm: Sheila Doorley, Patrick Quinn and Frank Quinn

Sheila Doorley on button accordion is from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, and started playing at age four. She was taught by All-Ireland champions Ellen Flanagan and Bernadette Dunne and qualified for the All-Ireland championships for six years in a row from the age of nine to fifteen. Before moving to the America in 2000, she toured extensively with the Daithi Rua band and the Davey Arthur Band in America, Europe and the Middle East. Now based in Chicago, Doorley has played with Gan Bua, the Barry Fagan Band and at sessions throughout the city.

Patrick Quinn is a multi-instrumentalist and plays banjo, flute, whistles, mandolin, and guitars. Quinn also spent several years in Ireland as a child, learning tunes and playing sessions around Dublin, Kerry, and Mayo. Originally from Cleveland, he has lived in Chicago for the past eleven years.

Frank Quinn, guitar, is a veteran of the Irish music scene in Chicago, having played with such bands as the Drovers, the Muck Bros and Mauds Gonne.

The opening act will be students from the Academy of Irish Music.

The IAHC Salon Concerts are opportunities to be among friends to listen to Irish music, played by talented musicians, in an intimate and friendly setting.

The Sheila Doorley, Patrick Quinn and Frank Quinn Salon Concert is Friday, February 21 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $12 for adults and children 18 and under are free.

Salon Concerts Presents: Ceoltoiri Chicago

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Ceoltóirí Chicago returns to the Fifth Province Lounge this January, as a part of the monthly Salon Concert Series.

Ceoltóirí Chicago is a four piece Chicago-based ensemble that has forged their vigorous and lively sound for more than a decade of playing for set dancing throughout the Midwest, appearing all over Chicagoland and headlining the set dancing stage at the 2013 Milwaukee Irish Fest.

The band features Joe Sheehan on accordion, Seán Cleland  on fiddle, John Shine on piano and Tommy Masterson on drums. They will be joined by special guests at their Salon series debut: Jim DeWan on guitar, bouzouki and vocals, and Jonathan Whitall, from the band Chicago Reel) on keyboard and fiddle.

Ceoltóirí Chicago’s music encompasses the windswept polkas and slides of Sliabh Luachra, the lovely flowing music of Sheehan’s home in County Clare, and the great driving music of the City of Chicago, where Cleland, Masterson and Shine learned to play from countless immigrant musicians.

The IAHC Salon Concerts are opportunities to be among friends to listen to Irish music, played by talented musicians, in an intimate, friendly, setting.

The Ceoltóirí Chicago Salon Concert is Friday, January 10 at 8pm. The opening act is a group of young dancers and musicians from the Irish Music School of Chicago.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $12 for adults and children 18 and under are free.