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Salon Concerts Chicago presents Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center on Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm.
Grammy award winner Moya Brennan is the lead singer of Clannad and has enjoyed a successful solo career. She has sung on most of the world’s great stages and has collaborated with such artists as The Chieftains, Paul Brady and Bono. She is also part of the all-female traditional group, T with the Maggies.
Cormac de Barra is renowned internationally as a versatile harp virtuoso. He continually pushes the boundaries of the Irish harp through his work with a wide array of artists, including Hazel O’Connor, Julie Feeney and Clannad. Cormac also tours and records with his brothers Fionán and Éamonn in the family group, Barcó. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Cormac teaches workshops and masterclasses on a regular basis all around the world.
Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra both come from large musical families in Ireland and their mutual admiration for each other developed into a stimulating musical relationship. They combine the simplicity, depth and beauty of the extraordinary skills which make them unique in their field.
The Salon Concerts series is dedicated to providing its audience with opportunities to listen to high-quality Irish music performed by talented musicians in an intimate and friendly concert setting.
The Academy of Irish Music Performing Group will be the opening act.
The Salon Concert featuring Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra is Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm in the Fifth Province Lounge. Tickets are $20 for adults, and teens and children 18 and under are free. To purchase tickets, click below,call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.