Thx Hagerty Irish Hour for support Salon Concerts: Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely May 5th! #irishmusic

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Thanks Hagerty Irish Hour for support of the Salon Concerts! 

Thanks for playing the Cillian Vallely track on your show! Will be at the Irish American Heritage Center May 5th!

Next up is Trian, featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Daithi Sproule on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8pm!

Tickets: 773-282-7035 / Door or this link:

http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

 

Thanks to Hagerty Irish Hour for support of Salon Concerts: TRIAN April 20th! #irishmusic

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Thanks Hagerty Irish Hour for support of the Salon Concerts! Next up is Trian, featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Daithi Sproule on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8pm!

Tickets: 773-282-7035 / Door or this link:

http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

 

Thanks to Hagerty Irish Hour for support of Salon Concerts: TRIAN April 20th! #irishmusic

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Thanks Hagerty Irish Hour for support of the Salon Concerts! Next up is Trian, featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Daithi Sproule on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8pm!

Tix: 773-282-7035 / Door or this link:

http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

 

Thx Francis O’Neill Chicago Ceili/Set Dancing Club for sharing: TRIAN April 20th! #irishmusic

Thanks to Francis O’Neill Club – Chicago Ceili and Set Dancing for sharing the Trian featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey & Dáithí Sproule Salon Concert in your Newsletter!
 
“Salon Concerts Chicago presents Trian, featuring Liz Carroll on fiddle, Billy McComiskey on button accordion and Dáithí Sproule on guitar and vocals on Thursday, April 20 at 8pm in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center.
 
Three of Celtic music’s most acclaimed and award-winning musicians; Carroll, McComiskey and Sproule perform as Trian, a band originally formed in the 1980s. While tied to traditional music, the trio uses exquisite musicianship to take the traditions a step further.
 
Carroll’s playful and expressive fiddling, along with her massive original repertoire, have made her a worldwide legend. She is a 1994 recipient of this country’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts; the National Heritage Fellowship.
 
Also a National Heritage Fellowship recipient (2016), McComiskey is revered as player and composer and is credited with raising the profile and stature of the button accordion.
 
Sproule is one of Irish music’s most respected guitar accompanists and singers in English and Irish, and one of the first guitarists to develop DADGAD tuning for Irish music.
 
Trian, featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule is Thursday, April 20 at 8pm in the Fifth Province.
 
The Academy of Irish Music Performing Group will be the opening act.
 
Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free and can be purchased by clicking below, calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door.”
 

What @lizcarrollmusic is up to for St. Patrick’s Season – A Celtic Sojourn! #irishmusic

What Liz Carroll is up to for St. Patrick’s Season! Catch her in Chicago April 20th in our next Salon Concerts Chicago Trian featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey & Dáithí Sproule!

Tickets on sale now: http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

LIZ CARROLL – Regarded as one of the finest traditional fiddlers in the world, Liz Carroll burst on the music scene when she was 18 with a win at the Senior All-Ireland Championship. Since then, Liz and her fiddle have been wowing audiences around the globe. In recent years, she has been honored with many accolades, including 2010 Grammy nomination with John Doyle for their duet album, “Double Play.” In April of 2011, Liz became the first American-born composer to be honored with Ireland’s most significant traditional music prize, the Cumadóir TG4. We are delighted that she will be returning to A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn this year.

Beautiful poster from Laura Coyle: Trian – @lizcarrollmusic Billy McComiskey and Daithi Sproule #irishmusic

 

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Tickets available here:  http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

TRIAN featuring: Liz Carroll – fiddle, Billy McComiskey – button accordian and Dáithí Sproule – guitar, vocals

Salon Concerts Chicago is thrilled to announce that we are presenting Trian – featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule at the Fifth Province in a very special show Thursday, April, 20, 2017 at 8pm.

Three of Celtic music’s most acclaimed and award – winning musicians, Liz, Billy and Dáithí perform as Trian, a band they originally formed in the 1980s. While tied to traditional music, the trio uses exquisite musicianship to take the traditions a step further.

Born in Chicago, Liz’s playful and expressive fiddling, along with her massive original repertoire, have made her a worldwide legend. She was called “one of today’s most celebrated torchbearers of traditional Irish music” by Irish Music Magazine. Liz was a 1994 recipient of this country’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts, the National Heritage Fellowship.

Named a 2016 recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship, Billy is revered as player and composer on both sides of the Atlantic and is credited with raising the profile and stature of the button accordion. The Brooklyn born artist was called the “finest and most influential box player ever to emerge from the US” by music critic Earle Hitcher.

Born in Derry, Ireland and now based in Minnesota, Dáithí was called a “seminal figure in Irish music” by the Rough Guide to Irish Music. A member of the internationally celebrated band Altan, Dáithí is known for his pioneering guitar styles including the use of DADGAD tuning. He is also a fine singer in English and Irish.

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  Trian – featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule at the Fifth Province Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Fifth Province Lounge at the Irish American Heritage Center.

Tickets are $20 for adults, Children 18 and under are free. Tickets available now!

http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

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The FB Event is up! Invite your friends! Salon Concert – Trian! #irishmusic #LizCarroll #BillyMcComiskey #DaithiSproule

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The Facebook Event is up! Invite your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1222320854555478/

 

Trian, featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule is Thursday, April 20 at 8pm in the Fifth Province. The Academy of Irish Music Performing Group will be the opening act.

Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free and can be purchased by clicking below, calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door.

http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

Liz Carroll – back with Trian – Billy McComiskey, Daithi Sproule April 20th! #irishmusic

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TRIAN featuring: Liz Carroll – fiddle

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Dáithí Sproule – guitar, vocals

Salon Concerts Chicago is thrilled to announce that we are presenting Trian – featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule at the Fifth Province in a very special show Thursday, April, 20, 2017 at 8pm.

Three of Celtic music’s most acclaimed and award – winning musicians, Liz, Billy and Dáithí perform as Trian, a band they originally formed in the 1980s. While tied to traditional music, the trio uses exquisite musicianship to take the traditions a step further.

 Born in Chicago, Liz’s playful and expressive fiddling, along with her massive original repertoire, have made her a worldwide legend. She was called “one of today’s most celebrated torchbearers of traditional Irish music” by Irish Music Magazine. Liz was a 1994 recipient of this country’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts, the National Heritage Fellowship.

Named a 2016 recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship, Billy is revered as player and composer on both sides of the Atlantic and is credited with raising the profile and stature of the button accordion. The Brooklyn born artist was called the “finest and most influential box player ever to emerge from the US” by music critic Earle Hitcher.

Born in Derry, Ireland and now based in Minnesota, Dáithí was called a “seminal figure in Irish music” by the Rough Guide to Irish Music. A member of the internationally celebrated band Altan, Dáithí is known for his pioneering guitar styles including the use of DADGAD tuning. He is also a fine singer in English and Irish.

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  Trian – featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule at the Fifth Province Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Fifth Province Lounge at the Irish American Heritage Center.

Tickets are $20 for adults, Children 18 and under are free. Tickets available new:

http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

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RECAP: Salon Concerts Chicago Presents #irishmusic #irishculture @IAHF @iahcchicago

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RECAP – Salon Concerts Chicago Presents – Words, Music and Song in the Library of the Irish American Heritage Center

 

The Salon Concerts Chicago presented a series of lectures, readings, musical performances, and introductory classes as part of the cultural content of the July 9-10, 2016 Irish American Heritage Fest at the IAHC.  The programs were held in the south room of the Library on the Center’s second floor, opposite the Tea Room.  Both days featured a full lineup of presenters starting at 1PM and continuing until 6PM.  The south room was arranged in a classroom format, with seats facing the south wall, with enough space in the southernmost end to accommodate a sound system, a lectern, and several chairs used by the various presenters.

Both days commenced with readings of short stories and excerpts penned by members of Anam Cara, the Center’s creative writing circle. Their writings were full of life, humor, and touching moments, displaying a great deal of craft and sensitivity.

Saturday featured musical performances by two groups from the Academy of Irish Music, which teaches young people to create arranged pieces out of traditional melodies, employing harmony, dynamics, and rhythm in a manner akin to orchestral music.  The early group included young performers while the later group consisted of its most senior members. The young group brought zest and energy to their performances, while the older performing group displayed their maturity with a gentle, almost tender sound at times before launching into dance melodies.  The younger group performed on Sunday at the conclusion of the program as well.

Saturday also included popular songs of the early 1900s performed ably by Eamonn McDonagh accompanied by Joe Cullen. Their material was chosen in particular with a mind to the 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath, and contained many songs that would have been in popular circulation at the time. Eamonn sang with power and great feeling over Joe’s expert piano accordion accompaniment. Eamonn also gave a stirring reading of the 1916 Proclamation of Irish Freedom on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, there was a performance of traditional Irish dance music on the uilleann pipes and fiddle by Patrick and Karen Cannady accompanied, by Steve Ponisciak on piano. Their performance included material collected from Chicago’s community of immigrant traditional musicians. The performance featured strong rhythms, “lift,” moments of lyricism, and sweetness, all enabled by the interplay between the chanter, fiddle, and piano. On Sunday, Patrick also gave a presentation on the workings and history of the uilleann pipes with a demonstration of some of its repertoire.  The audience was keenly interested, as most had never seen the instrument in person.

Both days featured the imaginative and dramatic storytelling of local Seanach Tim O’ Sullivan, of Killarney.  Tim regaled his audience with larger than life stories of Saint Patrick and pre-Christian Ireland, recitations of W.B. Yeats poems, and songs.

Novelist Arthur Cola also gave readings of his work and presented on his latest project, a complex novel with interwoven plot lines about 19th century life around Doonagore, Clare.

The program for both days also included a short introductory class to modern Irish Gaelic presented by teachers from Na Gael, the Center’s Irish Language program.

Also on both days, a group of thespians gave dramatic readings of letters and speeches contemporary to the 1916 Rising, including writings from many of the Rebellion’s ringleaders. Highlights included orations from James Connolly and a letter from Countess Markiewicz.

Sunday featured a fascinating demonstration of Irish harp music and a presentation on its history and traditions by Marta Cook. Marta performed several pieces from famous Irish harpists and composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The various presentations, performances, classes, and recitations kept an audience throughout the day, with people coming and going, and the Library was never empty.  The audiences would come in, linger a while, leave, return, and the schedule was varied and paced in a manner to encourage this.  In conjunction with a book sale and ongoing genealogy activity with Brian Donovan in the Library’s other room, this kept the Library very busy throughout the festival weekend.

Many thanks to:  Leah Joyce Steele, Noel Rice, Mary Moore, Theresa Choske, Kathy O’Neill, Karen and Patrick Cannady, John Halliburton, Elizabeth Ellis, Virginia Gibbons, Na Gael, Meg Buchanan, and Gene Cooney for their support, time, and dedication in making this event happen.