A Recap! Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert on May 24th 2018 “..combined an interesting and lively mix of Quebecois and Irish tunes throughout.”

We recently presented our 27th Salon Concert since late 2013, this time featuring Irish and French Canadian couple Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan. Sophie and Fiachra combined an interesting and lively mix of Quebecois and Irish tunes throughout the evening.
 
Highlights included an arrangement of a French Canadian song and dance music utilizing pipes, fiddle, Sophie’s voice, and banjo. Fiachra performed a unique version of the popular air “An Bonnan Bui” followed by an ornate setting of the Bucks of Oranmore on the pipes. Sophie also demonstrated some French Canadian fiddling with foot percussion expertly. It was a totally charming performance and our enthusiastic audience enjoyed themselves mightily.
Thank you to Sophie & Fiachra / Sophie & Fiachra Trio for an evening of beautiful music. Thanks again to our sound engineer, John Halliburton, for ensuring we could enjoy it all.
Thanks also to our door team, Mary Alice McCarthy and Mary Moore for helping make it all happen. Extra special thanks to Mary Alice for minding the kids!!
Thank you to Ireland Tonight with Maryann McTeague Keifer, The Hagerty 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 Fiachra O’Regan 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 and Kathy O’Neill.
Big Thanks to Laura Coyle for the outstanding artwork on our flyer.
#irishmusic #quebecoismusic Salon Concerts Chicago Karen Cook Patrick Cannady

 

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Coming up tomorrow, can’t wait! @SalonConcertChi May 24th Sophie and Fiachra #quebecoismusic #irishmusic

Salon Concerts Chicago proudly presents Irish and French Canadian duo, Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan, 7:30 PM Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Room 109.  Tickets $20 for IAHC Members, $23 for non-members. Children and teens 18 and under free.
Described as “Invigorating” by The Irish Times, Sophie & Fiachra take the Traditional Music of Quebec and Ireland and mate it  in a unique way, remaining true to their roots while creating a new and original sound.
Their sound is rooted in the Fiddle playing and singing of Quebecoise Sophie Lavoie and the uilleann piping and banjo playing of Fiachra O’Regan, who hails from the Connemara. Their sound is sweetened all the more by Gaelic and French Canadian song arrangements.
This is Irish Music with a Quebecois Twist at its very best. This is no surprise given Sophie & Fiachra’s track record with delighted audiences throughout the world – and their deep love for, and intimacy with, their respective musical traditions.
“It’s refreshing to hear a traditional band reference the present with such subtlety and finesse”
Siobhán Long, The Irish Times
Tickets here:

Thanks Maryann McTeague Keifer​ -​ @WDCBPublicRadio #IrelandTonight – Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert Thursday May 24th Irish American Heritage Center! #irishmusic

 

Thanks to Maryann McTeague Keifer​ WDCB​ #IrelandTonight for sharing information about Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert on Thursday May 24th at the Irish American Heritage Center! #irishmusic

For tickets:

https://irish-american.org/event/sophie-lavoie-and-fiachra-oregan-salon-concert/

Join us this Thursday at 7:30pm for the Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago #SalonConcertsChicago #irishmusic #quebecoismusic

Join us this Thursday at 7:30pm for the Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert!
Here is a sample of their music featuring whistle and fiddle and Quebecois footwork – Whistle Tunes – Mémoire et racines 2015
Tickets here:

Thanks Irish Radio: @irishradio_ (O’Connor Irish Radio) @CHIrishRadio (Good Morning Ireland) @SalonConcertChicago #irishmusic #quebecoismusic

 

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Irish and French Canadian duo, Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan this spring at the IAHC.

Described as “Invigorating” by The Irish Times, Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan take the traditional music of Quebec and Ireland and mate it in a unique way, remaining true to their roots while creating a new and original sound. Their sound is rooted in the fiddle playing and singing of Quebecoise Lavoie and the uilleann piping and banjo playing of Connemara native O’Regan, and sweetened all the more by Gaelic and French Canadian song arrangements.

This is Irish music with a Quebecois Twist at its very best. This is no surprise given Lavoie and O’Regan’s track record with delighted audiences throughout the world, and their deep love for, and intimacy with, their respective musical traditions.

The Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30pm in Room 109. Tickets are $20 for IAHC Members, $23 for non-members and 18 and under free. To purchase tickets, click below or call 773-282-7035, ext. 10.

https://irish-american.org/event/sophie-lavoie-and-fiachra-oregan-salon-concert/

Thanks Québec Government Office in Chicago @QcChicago for sharing! @SalonConcertChi May 24th Sophie and Fiachra #quebecoismusic #irishmusic

Salon Concerts Chicago proudly presents Irish and French Canadian duo, Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan, 7:30 PM Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Room 109.  Tickets $20 for IAHC Members, $23 for non-members. Children and teens 18 and under free.
Described as “Invigorating” by The Irish Times, Sophie & Fiachra take the Traditional Music of Quebec and Ireland and mate it  in a unique way, remaining true to their roots while creating a new and original sound.
Their sound is rooted in the Fiddle playing and singing of Quebecois Sophie Lavoie and the uilleann piping and banjo playing of Fiachra O’Regan, who hails from the Connemara. Their sound is sweetened all the more by Gaelic and French Canadian song arrangements.
This is Irish Music with a Quebecois Twist at its very best. This is no surprise given Sophie & Fiachra’s track record with delighted audiences throughout the world – and their deep love for, and intimacy with, their respective musical traditions.
“It’s refreshing to hear a traditional band reference the present with such subtlety and finesse”
Siobhán Long, The Irish Times

Thanks Maryann McTeague Keifer​ -​ @WDCBPublicRadio #IrelandTonight – Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert Thursday May 24th Irish American Heritage Center! #irishmusic

 

Thanks to Maryann McTeague Keifer​ WDCB​ #IrelandTonight for sharing information about Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert on Thursday May 24th at the Irish American Heritage Center! #irishmusic

For tickets:

https://irish-american.org/event/sophie-lavoie-and-fiachra-oregan-salon-concert/

After 12pm, Saturday May 12pm AM1490 @irishradio_ O’Connor Irish Radio Show Fiachra O’Regan

We chat on the O’Connor Irish Radio Show after 12pm to await Fiachra O’Regan’s call in around 12:10-12:15 and have a chat and play some tunes and songs from Sophie and Fiachra in advance of a Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert on Thursday, May 24th at the Irish American Heritage Center.
More about the Salon Concert:
Salon Concerts Chicago proudly presents Irish and French Canadian duo, Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan, 7:30 PM Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Room 109. Tickets $20 for IAHC Members, $23 for non-members. Children and teens 18 and under free.
Described as “Invigorating” by The Irish Times, Sophie & Fiachra take the Traditional Music of Quebec and Ireland and mate it in a unique way, remaining true to their roots while creating a new and original sound.
Their sound is rooted in the Fiddle playing and singing of Quebecoise Sophie Lavoie and the uilleann piping and banjo playing of Fiachra O’Regan, who hails from the Connemara. Their sound is sweetened all the more by Gaelic and French Canadian song arrangements.
This is Irish Music with a Quebecois Twist at its very best. This is no surprise given Sophie & Fiachra’s track record with delighted audiences throughout the world – and their deep love for, and intimacy with, their respective musical traditions.
Tickets available on the irish-american.org website, or call 773-282-7035 x10 or at the door.
Tune in on AM 1490 or on TuneIn Radio App on your Android or iPhone.

9-11am Hagerty Irish Hour May 12th: Patrick and Karen Cannady chatting about Sophie and Fiachra @SalonConcertChi May 24th @ffiachra #quebecoismusic #irishmusic

We stop by the Hagerty Irish Hour Saturday, May 12th after 9am to have a chat and play some tunes and songs from Sophie and Fiachra in advance of a Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert on Thursday,May 24th at the Irish American Heritage Center.
More about the Salon Concert:
Salon Concerts Chicago proudly presents Irish and French Canadian duo, Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan, 7:30 PM Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Room 109.  Tickets $20 for IAHC Members, $23 for non-members. Children and teens 18 and under free.
Described as “Invigorating” by The Irish Times, Sophie & Fiachra take the Traditional Music of Quebec and Ireland and mate it  in a unique way, remaining true to their roots while creating a new and original sound.
Their sound is rooted in the Fiddle playing and singing of Quebecoise Sophie Lavoie and the uilleann piping and banjo playing of Fiachra O’Regan, who hails from the Connemara. Their sound is sweetened all the more by Gaelic and French Canadian song arrangements.
This is Irish Music with a Quebecois Twist at its very best. This is no surprise given Sophie & Fiachra’s track record with delighted audiences throughout the world – and their deep love for, and intimacy with, their respective musical traditions.
“It’s refreshing to hear a traditional band reference the present with such subtlety and finesse”
Siobhán Long, The Irish Times
Tickets available at the link below, by phone at 773-282-7035 x10 or at the door:

Sophie and Fiachra Tour Schedule, May 2018! Culminating in @SalonConcertsChi and then Gaelic Park IrishFest! #irishmusic #quebecoismusic

Here they come.. very busy tour culminating in Chicago and then Gaelic Park IrishFest!

From Fiachra O’Regan via Facebook:

New Tires on the car. Fiddles, feet, pipes and zeusaphones tuned. Children strapped in. We are ready for the road again 🙂 with Sophie Lavoie

12th May – Ferndale, MI – Sophie and Fiachra at Woodland Street Concerts (+workshops at 3pm)
14th – St-Louis, MO – Fiachra and Sophie House Concert (+ fiddle workshop at 4.30pm)
15th – Champaign, IL – Piper’s Hut Concerts
16th – Cambridge, IL –Cà d’Zan House Concerts
17th – Fairfield, IA – Cafe Paradiso
19th – St-Paul, MN – Celtic Junction Arts Center
23th – Chicago, IL – Depaul University
24th – Chicago, IL – Salon Concerts Chicago
26-28th – Oak Forest, IL – Irish Fest 2018 – Chicago Gaelic Park