A recap of the Salon Concert: Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue 09/11/15 #irishmusic

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A recap of Friday’s Salon Concerts Chicago !

Salon Concert featuring Bill O’Donoghue and Laurence Nugent – September 11, 2015

A keen crowd was on hand to appreciate our September 2015 offering, Waterford-born singer, guitarist, and pianist Bill O’Donoghue and Fermanagh-born flautist and whistler Laurence Nugent.

Together they presented an engaging mix of songs, tunes, and accompaniments. Bill made excellent use of a baby grand piano supplied by the center for the concert on several songs, accompanying his baritone voice with the piano’s lush tones while Larry added inventive and highly varied fills with a variety of whistles, low whistles, and wooden flute.

Larry took many star turns of his own as well, presenting a variety of dance tunes of various types with Bill’s expert accompaniment on guitar and piano. They were well –received by the audience who listened with great attentiveness and applauded each selection warmly. The duo were joined at one point by singer, storyteller, and raconteur Tim O’Sullivan “the bard” who sang “Carrigdonn” in great style. Professional quality sound engineering made the evening especially enjoyable, reinforcing the natural sounds of voice, strings, and wind with clarity and warmth.

Major thanks to the Academy of Irish Music who opened the show beautifully with their arrangements for strings, whistles, and bodhran, to the volunteers who gave their time on a Friday night(!); Mary, Sarah and friends, to the audience, to John Halliburton, and to Noel Rice, Terry Bermes Patrick Cannady and Karen Cook Cannady.

We look forward to next month’s edition, which will feature David Power, the great uilleann piper, and Chicago’s own Dennis Cahill on guitar and mandolin. Don’t miss it!

In Chicago Tonight! @iahcchicago 8pm! Salon Concert: Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue​ #irishmusic

 

Chicago folks! Coming up tonight in the Irish American Heritage Center​ at 8pm! Salon Concerts Chicago​ : Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue​ ! Admission is $15 at the Door for adults and children 18 and under are free. To give you a sample of the show, here is Laurence Nugent playing an air composed by Sean Nugent.

Tonight! Be There! Salon Concert: Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue! #irishmusic #iahc

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Coming up tonight in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center​ at 8pm! Salon Concerts Chicago​: Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue ! Tickets are $15 for adults and children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.irish-american.org/index.php/at-the-center/events?task=viewevent&itid=487
by calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door.

.@WCIrishRadio “live in-studio appearance from local Irish folk troubadour Bill O’Donoghue” #irishmusic

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Windy City Irish Radio​ says: “… a live in-studio performance from local Irish folk music troubadour Bill O’Donoghue in advance of his appearance as part of the famed Salon Concerts Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center! …” http://www.buzzsprout.com/16863/305237-windy-city-irish-radio-september-9-2015

Bill O’Donoghue stops by ahead of this upcoming Salon Concert on September 11th! #irishmusic

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Tonight on Windy City Irish Radio the lads tell you why you can thank the Irish for your nice long Labor Day holiday weekend! Twas a Maguire as in Peter or a Maguire as in Matthew, depending on who you ask, who started the movement for the Labor Day celebration and the Irish have made a huge contribution to the Labor Movement in this country with names such as Mary Harris “Mother” Jones and Mike Quill playing a part. Tune in for tributes to the working man from Luke Kelly Music and Shane MacGowan and a live in-studio performance from local Irish folk music troubador Bill O’Donoghue in advance of his appearance as part of the famed Salon Concerts Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center with Larry Nugent. Also featuring music from Dublin folkers The Led Farmers, Luka Bloom, and Anish plus a brand new single from Andy Cooney and His Band. Join Mike Shevlin and Tim Taylor each Wednesday night on WSBC 1240AM Chicago and WCFJ 1470AM Chicago Heights from 8pm to 9pm or listen to our podcast at

http://www.buzzsprout.com/16863/305237-windy-city-irish-radio-september-9-2015

 

 

 

Thanks Sauganash Community Center for listing Salon Concert: Nugent/O’Donoghue 5th Province #iahc #irishmusic​

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Thanks to the Sauganash Park Community Association​ for listing the Salon Concert featuring Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue tomorrow in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center​ $15 tickets and children 18 and under are free! http://www.sauganashpark.com/Calendar.html

Thanks to @WCIrishRadio for having Bill O’Donoghue on your show! #irishmusic #iahc

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Bill O’Donoghue appeared on Windy City Irish Radio last night! He sang some great songs, gave an interesting interview, and played a lovely air on the whistle, Sliabh Geal gCua na Feile, in advance of his Friday night Salon Concert featuring Laurence Nugent and himself! If you are curious as to what will be in store tomorrow, listen in on the link below! http://www.buzzsprout.com/16863/305237-windy-city-irish-radio-september-9-2015

Coming up this Friday, Salon Concert: Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue! #iahc #irishmusic

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Coming up this Friday in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center​ at 8pm! Salon Concerts Chicago​: Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue ! Tickets are $15 for adults and children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.irish-american.org/index.php/at-the-center/events?task=viewevent&itid=487
by calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door.

Salon Concert Friday 09/11/15: Bill O’Donoghue from Waterford #irishmusic #iahc

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The next Salon Concert will be featuring an evening of traditional Irish music with Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue September 11, 2015 in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center​

More about Bill O’Donoghue (pictured here with Laurence Nugent)

Singer and storyteller Bill O’Donoghue was born and raised in a small Irish speaking part of Co. Waterford, an area soaked in traditional Irish and Folk music. He a talented singer and musician who plays mandolin, guitar, keyboards and tin whistle. He is a singer and storyteller of the “Clancy Tradition” who engages his audience and brings them on a journey.

The Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue Salon Concert is Friday, September 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.irish-american.org/index.php/at-the-center/events?task=viewevent&itid=487by calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door.

Next Friday, September 11th – Salon Concert: Laurence Nugent and Bill O’Donoghue! #irishmusic

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Salon Concert – Laurence Nugent & Bill O’Donoghue – Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center – Friday, September 11
The concert features songs and tunes from the traditional, to the more modern folk music of the recent past. The performance showcases Nugent’s traditional flute and whistle and O’Donoghue’s vocals and instrumentation.”
Friday, September 11 at 8 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10, at the door or onlinehttp://www.irish-american.org/index.php/at-the-center/events?task=viewevent&itid=487