Excited to be presenting #Barrule – Irish American Heritage Center Sept. 18th! #manxmusic #isleofman

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Salon Concerts Chicago presents exciting young Manx band, Barrule, in concert this September.

Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces; gifted fiddle player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes on bouzouki. Together this versatile acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.

With bold but sensitive arrangements, the trio presents a fresh take on traditional and contemporary Manx music. While sharing common ground with its Celtic cousins and the English tradition, Manx music has retained its own particular and inherent Manxness: an atmosphere evoked by the music that speaks of the natural beauty of the island and the lives of its inhabitants. Barrule recently appeared at this year’s Celtic World Showcase at Milwaukee Irish Fest

The Performing Group from the Academy of Irish Music will open the concert.

The Barrule Salon Concert is Sunday, September 18 at 7pm in the Fifth Province. Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free. To purchase tickets, visit http://irish-american.org/event/barrule-salon-concert/, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.

Exciting #manxmusic band, #Barrule is coming to #IAHC Sept 18th! #IsleofMan

An exciting Manx band, #Barrule, is coming to the Irish American Heritage Center September 18th at 7pm Come see the band that knocked them out at Milwaukee Irish Fest, with Jamie Smith on piano accordion. Tom Callister on fiddle and Adam Rhodes on guitar.

Barrule Does Polkas! Come see them do polkas at @iahcchicago #manxmusic #irishmusic

Manx trio Barrule playing a set of irish polkas during rehearsals in Glasgow. All recorded on two iPhones and a Macbook Air! These are some of our favourite polkas picked up from Lúnasa, Máirtín O’Connor Band and Niamh Ní Charra.

This rocked in Milwaukee! @barruletrio – Europop Vona! At Geiteberg Folk Festival 2015 #manxmusic

They did this tune in Milwaukee and it rocked! Here is Barrule with – Europop Vona! At Geiteberg Folk Festival 2015.
If you loved them at Milwaukee Irish Fest, come to the Irish American Heritage Center on September for more of this sort of carry on! Tickets are available now here:

Check out #Barrule – Fiery music from the Isle of Man #IAHC #manxmusic #tunes #songs

 

Playing music from the Isle of Man, Barrule have been taking audiences from all over the world by storm over the past 4 years. With their debut album winning the Spiral Earth ‘Best Debut’ award and their new second album ‘Manannan’s Cloak’ receiving much praise. See them in Chicago in the Salon Concert Series September 18th! Tickets here: http://irish-american.org/event/barrule-salon-concert/

Another beautiful poster – Laura Coyle! @barruletrio Sept 18 7pm @iahcchicago #manxmusic

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Salon Concerts Chicago presents exciting young Manx band, Barrule, in concert this September.

Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces; gifted fiddle player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes on bouzouki. Together this versatile acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.

With bold but sensitive arrangements, the trio presents a fresh take on traditional and contemporary Manx music. While sharing common ground with its Celtic cousins and the English tradition, Manx music has retained its own particular and inherent Manxness: an atmosphere evoked by the music that speaks of the natural beauty of the island and the lives of its inhabitants. Barrule recently appeared at this year’s Celtic World Showcase at Milwaukee Irish Fest

The Performing Group from the Academy of Irish Music will open the concert.

The Barrule Salon Concert is Sunday, September 18 at 7pm in the Fifth Province Pub. Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free. To purchase tickets,

http://irish-american.org/event/barrule-salon-concert/, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.

A sample of what you will hear on September 18th from @barruletrio at @iahcchicago #manxmusic

A sample of what you will hear on Sunday, September 18th 7pm! Here is Barrule, filmed at the Gaiety Theatre on the Isle of Man. Track: Mylecharaine’s March. Musicians: Jamie Smith (Piano Accordion), Tom Callister (Fiddle), Adam Rhodes (Bouzouki).

Have a listen @barruletrio – WUWM Friday 10-11am CDT #Manx #SalonConcertChi

Have a listen to the exciting Manx band Barrule on the radio Friday morning! Not only are they going to be performing several times at Milwaukee IrishFest, they are going to be the next Salon Concert in Chicago Sunday, September 18, 2016 7pm. Check them out on the radio and at IrishFest before you see them in Chicago in September!
Tune in to WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee Public Radio at 10 am USA Central (4-5pm GMT) Friday, August 19, 2016 Milwaukee Irish Fest

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Recap of 20th Salon Concert – @moyaclannad and @cormacharper August 17, 2016 @iahcchicago

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The 20th Salon Concert featured headliners Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music and Cormac de Barra, who presented a stunning program of traditional harp music and Gaelic songs. The listeners sat enthralled for two sets of Moya and Cormac’s enchanting, otherworldly sounds. Moya’s soft, high, breathy soprano was often joined by Cormac’s baritone and expert harp accompaniment, evoking the atmosphere of a medieval court or cathedral.

Moya, who hails from Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal and now resides in Dublin, came from a large family of traditional singers and musicians and is a founding member of the legendary Irish folk group Clannad. She has also had a successful solo career, releasing numerous studio recordings over the years while participating in many successful collaborations, including artists such as the Chieftains, Bono, and Paul Brady. She also has significant film and television sound recording projects among her accomplishments. The most successful of the latter was Clannad’s Emmy-winning title cut for the 1980s British television show “Harry’s Game,” which she sang to an absolutely hushed crowd at one point in our evening.

Like Moya, Cormac de Barra also hails from a large musical family, but from Dublin with Cork roots in his case. Cormac is a highly accomplished harpist with a long list of plaudits, including competition victories, a personal performance for the Emperor of Japan, residencies with major theatrical productions, and eight studio albums, including several with Moya Brennan. Cormac’s performance on the night included a note-perfect rendition of O’Carolan’s Concerto, a well-known, much-loved harp piece from the early 1700s. He also provided accompanying vocals on many numbers, adding a choral touch to the shimmering sound of the harps.

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

The duo was preceded on stage by a young performing group from the Academy of Irish Music, who displayed their recent musical growth with aplomb.

The next Salon Concert will feature a young, exciting trio from the Isle of Man, Barrule, on Sunday, September 18th, tickets $20 available now at  http://irish-american.org/event/barrule-salon-concert/ 

Doors open at 6PM and the concert begins at 7PM.

Thank you to Moya and Cormac, the Academy young group, and John Halliburton, our sound engineer, for an evening of beautiful music.

Thanks also to our Salon Concerts Team: Noel Rice, Karen Cook, Leah Joyce Steele, Brian Donovan, Theresa Choske, Mary Alice McCarthy, Caroline Sengh, Mary Moore, and our box office team for making it all happen. Theresa, Mary Alice, and Caroline deserve special thanks for setting up a beautiful tea service in the green room for our headliners.

Thank you to Windy City Irish Radio hosts Tim Taylor and Mike Shevlin, Ireland Tonight host Maryann McTeague Keifer, The Hegarty Irish Radio Show, The O’Connor Radio Show, and the Good Morning Ireland Radio Show for their promotional assistance, we appreciate it greatly.

We would also wish to say Thank you to the IAHC Board, especially Geno Cooney and Mike Hamman, and also to the IAHC staff: Laurel, Laura, Rick, Meg Buchanan, Kathy O’Neilll, and Ellen Folan for all their help. Big Thanks to Laura Coyle for the outstanding artwork on our poster!

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