We had a great Salon Concerts Chicago in May with Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely and we are looking forward to their return in September with Lunasa as part of World Music Festival Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center!
Another fine Salon Concerts Chicago was with Trian last spring! Thanks to The CRAIC at Irish American Heritage Center- WSBC 1240AM Sat. 8-9PM for the video of that great night! Billy Mccomiskey Dáithí Sproule and Liz Carroll were on fire, as evidenced by this performance before they even got into the auditorium!
Nice video from the night of July 1st featuring the Salon Concert performers: Eimear and Conor Arkins with Eileen Gannon!
Join us in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center for a special appearance by Eimear and Conor Arkins with Eileen Gannon, Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8pm. Free. Presented by the Fifth Province Pub and Salon Concerts Chicago.
Eimear Arkins is an award winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare, holds no less than 11 All-Ireland titles across a variety of competition categories and has toured extensively throughout Europe, Canada, and North America with a number of bands, including Cherish the Ladies. In 2015, both Eimear and Eileen represented Ireland at World Expo in Milan, Italy.
Conor Arkins is an accomplished piano, fiddle, flute, and saxophone player. He is a member if the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland and recently completed a tour of Ireland and Great Britain with the orchestra’s production of Macalla 1916. Conor has also toured Europe and the US and in 2015 accompanied the President of Ireland at the World Expo in Milan.
Eileen Gannon, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades, including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Eileen has toured and performed all over the world and is a regular tutor at international festivals like the Catskills Irish Arts Week.
From Eimear Arkins: “Chicago friends! Eileen, Conor and I are playing at the Irish American Heritage Center this coming Saturday as part of Salon Concerts Chicago. We’ll be saying goodbye to Conor as he heads back to Ireland on Sunday AND we’ll be celebrating the launch of Eileen Gannon – Harpist‘s debut solo album! It would be great to see some familiar faces!”
Give Eileen Gannon – Harpist Facebook Page a Like! Her CD is available through this Page. She will be in Chicago Saturday 8pm at the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center and she will have copies of this new CD!
Thanks to the Irish American Heritage Center for sharing this beautiful video of Eimear Arkins! Stop by the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center THIS Saturday 8pm for more from herself, Conor Arkins and Eileen Gannon!
Eimear Arkins travels the globe as a cultural ambassador performing traditional Irish music. Her talents have earned 10 world-championship titles. Here she is with traditional song “Flower Of Magherally.” She is joined by Conor Arkins with Eileen Gannon, Saturday, July 1 at 8pm in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center. Free