Thanks O’Connor Irish Radio Show @irishradio_ Finn Magill and Dave Curley @SalonConcertChi

Finn Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, Magill is an enthusiastic performer and instructor and has taught fiddle/violin for more than a decade at fiddle camps throughout the world.

Dave Curley, multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, County Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the U.S. in the last number of years. After graduating from the University of Limerick’s groundbreaking Irish Music and Dance programme with a 1st class honors, Curley became a creative member of award-winning bands Slide and RUNA. He regularly performs with Moya Brennan.

The Finn Magill and David Curley Salon Concert is Friday, December 1 at 8pm. Tickets $20 children and teens 18 and under are free! With special guests, the Academy of Irish Music. Tp purchase tickets, visit www.irish-american.org, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.

https://irish-american.org/event/andrew-finn-magill-salon-concert/

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Thanks Hagerty Irish Hour: Finn Magill and Dave Curley @SalonConcertChi December 1st! #irishmusic

Thanks to the Hagerty Irish Hour for their support of the next Salon Concerts Chicago in December! Andrew Finn Magill and Dave Curley Music Friday, December 1st 8pm

Finn Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, Finn Magill is an enthusiastic performer and instructor and has taught fiddle/violin for over a decade at fiddle camps across the world. These include the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Montana Fiddle Camp, Fiddlekids, The Acadia Trad School, the Swannanoa Gathering’s Celtic and Fiddle Weeks, O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp, Common Ground on the Hill, Goderich Celtic Roots, and Old Songs.
Dave Curley, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, Co. Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the USA in the last number of years. After graduating from the University of Limerick’s groundbreaking Irish Music and Dance programme with a 1st class honours, Dave became a creative member of award-winning bands SLIDE and RUNA. He also regularly performs with Grammy Award winner Moya Brennan of Clannad.
Salon Concert Finn Magill and David Curley 8PM Friday, December 1 2017 – Tickets $20 children and teens 18 and under are free!
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In a weeks time! @SalonConcertChi @finnthefiddler @davecurleymusic with @AcademyofIrishM #IAHC

 

In a weeks time! Finn Magill​ and Dave Curley Music​ Friday, December 1st 8pm

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Finn Magill and David Curley Salon Concert on Friday, December 1st 8pm #IAHC #irishmusic

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Good Morning Ireland Radio Call In Saturday! Magill and Curley @SalonConcertChi #irishmusic #IAHC

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Another beautiful poster thanks Laura Coyle! @finnthefiddler and @davecurleymusic Dec 1st @iachcchicago #irishmusic

 

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Andrew Finn Magill and Dave Curley this winter.

Finn Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, Magill is an enthusiastic performer and instructor and has taught fiddle/violin for more than a decade at fiddle camps throughout the world.

Dave Curley, multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, County Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the U.S. in the last number of years. After graduating from the University of Limerick’s groundbreaking Irish Music and Dance programme with a 1st class honors, Curley became a creative member of award-winning bands Slide and RUNA. He regularly performs with Moya Brennan.

The Finn Magill and David Curley Salon Concert is Friday, December 1 at 8pm. Tickets $20 children and teens 18 and under are free! With special guests, the Academy of Irish Music. Tp purchase tickets, visit www.irish-american.org, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.

https://irish-american.org/event/andrew-finn-magill-salon-concert/

The Wild Rover w @davecurleymusic and Pauline Conneely – Dave Curley joined by Finn Magill 12/01/17 #IAHC

David Curley performed The Wild Rover with Pauline Conneely back in April of 2017 in the CelticMKE Center, have a listen to their version!

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Tickets now available – @finnthefiddler and @DaveCurleyMusic Salon Concert #irishmusic #IAHC

 

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Andrew Finn Magill and Dave Curley on Friday, December 1 at 8pm.

Finn Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, Magill is an enthusiastic performer and instructor and has taught fiddle/violin for more than a decade at fiddle camps throughout the world.

Dave Curley, multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, County Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the U.S. in the last number of years. After graduating from the University of Limerick’s groundbreaking Irish Music and Dance programme with a 1st class honors, Curley became a creative member of award-winning bands Slide and RUNA. He also regularly performs with Moya Brennan.

The Finn Magill and David Curley Salon Concert is Friday, December 1 at 8pm. Tickets $20 children and teens 18 and under are free! With special guests, the Academy of Irish Music. To purchase tickets, click below or call 773-282-7035, ext. 10

https://irish-american.org/event/andrew-finn-magill-salon-concert/

RECAP – Moya Brennan and her Band – @iahcchicago November 5, 2017 @Moyaclannad @cormacharper

Above video from Connolly’s in NYC 11/12/17 (hence the wobbles and a bit of talking..)

RECAP – Moya Brennan and her Band
The 27th Moya Brennan and her Band Salon Concert featured returning headliners Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music and her band, who presented a stunning program of traditional harp music and songs, both from her CLANNAD days and her solo recordings. The listeners sat enthralled for two sets of the band’s enchanting, otherworldly sounds.
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.
The band lineup featured the tremendous harper, Cormac de Barra. Like Moya, Cormac 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 Mr. O’Connor, an intricate and expressive 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.
Joining Moya and Cormac were Moya’s daughter and son, Aisling (guitar and vocals) and Paul Jarvis (keyboards and percussion), along with Lia Wright (violin, vocals). Aisling Jarvis is an accomplished singer/songwriter in her own right and brought a deal of depth and warmth to the group sound with her guitar and backing vocals. Paul’s keyboards rounded out the low end and he added percussion with the bodhran and cajon for rhythmic punch. Lia’s silky fiddle and backing vocals added and extra layer of sound to the whole and helped to recreate the Clannad sound on many numbers. Their rendition of the Clannad classic, “Mhorag`s Na Horo Gheallaidh” with Moya was stunningly beautiful.
The group gave an encore and stayed late afterward to talk with fans and autograph CDs, a gesture everyone much appreciated.
The quintet were preceded by a 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 fiddle and guitar duo, Finn Magill and David Curley Salon Concert, on Friday, December 1st, at 8PM, tickets $20, kids 18 and under free and are available now at the Irish American Heritage Center website.
Thank you to Moya, her husband and tour manager Tim Jarvis, Cormac de Barra, Aisling and Paul Jarvis, Lia Wright, the Academy of Irish Music, and Dave Unger, our sound engineer, for an evening of beautiful music.
Thanks also to our Salon Concerts Team: Noel Rice, Karen Cook and Patrick Cannady, Mary Alice McCarthy, Mary Moore, and Linda for helping make it all happen.
Thank you to Blarney on the Air with Jack Baker and Gayle Tallackson Baker for dedicating a show to talk to us about Moya Brennan and Her Band Salon Concert and play her music, Ireland Tonight with Maryann McTeague Keifer, The Hegarty Irish Radio Hour, The O’Connor Irish Radio Show and the Good Morning Ireland Radio Show for their promotional assistance, we appreciate it greatly.
Special thanks to Siobhainn O’Connor and Sean Ginnelly for taking time to interview Moya on their radio shows as well.
We would also wish to say Thank you to the IAHC Board, especially President Geno Cooney, and also to the IAHC staff: Meg Buchanan, Barb Malone, Maeve Burke, Kathy O’Neill Becky Tatz and Ellen Folan Moosa for all their help. Big Thanks to Laura Coyle for the outstanding artwork on our flyer.