Recap – Frankie Gavin, @tommymccarthy11 and Louise Costello @iahcchicago #irishmusic #GavinMcCarthyCostello

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We wish to apologize for the lateness of this recap, it was in no way a reflection of the mighty music we enjoyed on November 12, 2016 in Chicago!

The 22nd Salon Concert featured headliners Frankie Gavin and Tommy Mccarthy with Louise Costello.

Frankie is well known as a founding member and front man of the legendary 70s and 80s super group De Dannan and as a virtuosic fiddler and multi-instrumentalist. Frankie has made several solo recordings over the years, including several in which he played all instruments in the recording – fiddle, flute, viola, accordion, and piano. He has a well-earned reputation for incandescent solo fiddling with blazing tempos and colorful, inventive use of variations.

He did not disappoint us at all, interspersing his solo set of traditional dance tunes with a baroque piece or two and great stage patter. Frankie’s comedic sense is at least as quick-witted as his playing, so the rapid fire stories and one-liners had the audience on chuckling frequently.

Tommy McCarthy (fiddle), who grew up in London, and Louise Costello (banjo), originally from Galway, are a couple who live in the Boston, Massachusetts, area and are the proprietors of the Burren, the famous trad music pub in Boston. The Burren is the home of the Burren Backroom Series, a concert series dedicated to presenting traditional music in a concert setting much like the Salon Concerts and one of our sources of inspiration.

Tommy and Louise played a lovely set of tunes on fiddle and banjo that was about the music itself – sweet, rhythmic, deceptively quick, expressive, and evocative of Clare and East Galway as well as the smoky London pubs Tommy’s father played in with the likes of Bobby Casey.

Thank you to our headliners and The Academy of Irish Music, who played a short set for us, and John Halliburton, our sound engineer, for an evening of beautiful music.

Thanks also to our Salon Concerts Team: Noel Rice, Karen Cook, Leah Joyce Steele, Linda ?, Theresa Choske, Mary Alice McCarthy, and Mary Moore for helping us make it all happen.

Thanks to IAHC staff, especially Meg Buchanan and Kathy O’Neill, for their help in assuring a successful night.

Thank you to Windy City Irish Radio hosts Tim Taylor and Mike Shevlin, Ireland Tonight host Maryann McTeague Keifer, Blarney on the Air host Shay Clarke, The Hegarty Irish Radio Show, The O’Connor Irish Radio Show, and The Good Morning Ireland Radio Show for their promotional assistance, we appreciate it greatly.

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Thanks to Francis O’Neill Club Chicago Ceili and Set Dancing: @cathieryan ‘s The Winter’s Heart #irishmusic

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Thanks to Francis O’Neill Club – Chicago Ceili and Set Dancing for sharing this information about the next Salon Concert: Cathie Ryan’s The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas Thursday, September 8, 2016 !

Acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan and her award-winning band celebrate a traditional Irish American Christmas through music, featuring Ryan’s heart-stirring vocals and the virtuoso musicianship of Patsy O’Brien on guitar and vocals, Patrick Mangan on fiddle and vocals and Kieran O’Hare on uilleann pipes, flute and whistles.

From ethereal hymns to exuberant jigs and reels, the concert honors Irish Christmas traditions including placing candles in windows, hunting for the wren on St. Stephen’s Day, Nollaig na mBan; (Women’s Christmas), and the rituals of the Winter Solstice.

The Performing Group from the Academy of Irish Music will open the concert.

The concert is Thursday, December 8 at 8pm in the Irish American Heritage Center’s Auditorium. Tickets are $25 for adults and children 18 and under are $10. To purchase tickets, click below, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or purchase at the door.

http://www.irish-american.org/event/the-winters-heart-an-irish-american-christmas/

Midwest USA Tour: Gavin / McCarthy / Costello – Chicago Nov 12th #irishmusic @iahcchicago

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Looking forward to hitting the road next week with Louise Costello & Frankie Gavin.
Here are a list of our November mid western gigs.

Wednesday 9th
Cafe Paradiso
Fairfield, Iowa

Thursday 10th
The Richmond Community hall
Richland Michigan

Friday 11th
Celtic Junction
St Paul
Minnesota

Sat 12th
Irish American heritage centre
Chicago

Sunday 13th
Gaelic club
Detroit
Michigan

Monday 13th
Natalie’s coal fired pizza
Worthington
Ohio

Tuesday 14th
Little arts Centre
Yellow Springs
Ohio

Wednesday 15th
Pj McIntyre’s
Cleveland
Ohio

Thursday 16th
The upper boat
Champagne
Illinois

Friday 17th
John Seest’s
Music room
Indianapolis
Indiana

Saturday 18th
The music library
Lafayette
Louisiana .

Thanks @irishradio_ for support! Gavin, McCarthy and Costello Salon Concert! #IAHC #irishmusic

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Thanks to the O’Connor Irish Radio Show for support! Frankie Gavin with Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello Salon Concert

Tickets here: http://irish-american.org/event/gavinmccarthycostello-salon-concert/

Thanks @irishradio_ for support! Gavin, McCarthy and Costello Salon Concert! #IAHC #irishmusic

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Thanks to the O’Connor Irish Radio Show for support! Frankie Gavin with Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello Salon Concert

Tickets here: http://irish-american.org/event/gavinmccarthycostello-salon-concert/

Frankie Gavin with Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello – tix on sale now! #irishmusic #IAHC

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Don’t miss this show!  Should be a great synergy between Frankie Gavin, Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello!

Tickets now available! Salon Concert – Frankie Gavin with Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello #irishmusic

Gavin/McCarthy/Costello Salon Concert

Thanks, @iahcchicago – @barruletrio plays a set of Irish Polkas and make the Polka just a bit more cool! #manxmusic

Barrule plays a set of Irish Polkas and makes the Polka just a bit more cool. You can catch this Manx trio on 9/18 at 7pm, as a part of our Salon Concerts Chicago. Click here for tickets and info http://bit.ly/2b4fC2r