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.