More later! 26th @SalonConcertChi event a success – John Daly @iahcchicago #irishmusic

“What a perfect old night it was. The craic was just huge and the music was hopping!” – Tim “The Bard” O’Sullivan (photo: John Daly and John Shine just before the session)

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Thanks Francis O’Neill Club! An Evening with John Daly Saturday Sept 9th 8pm! #IAHC #irishmusic #irishfiddle

 

Thanks Francis O’Neill Set and Ceili Dance Club for sharing!
Salon Concerts Chicago Presents: An Evening with John Daly – IAHC – Fifth Province – Saturday, September 9
“Join us for an evening of tea, scones, coffee, conversation and tunes with Cork born fiddle player John Daly. The evening features a session led by Daly and his musician friends. A cash bar will be available for those who prefer something a bit stronger. Friends and family of this remarkable and accomplished fiddler are all welcomed.
An Evening with John Daly is Saturday, September 9 at 8pm in Room 109.  Suggested donation is $5 at the door.”

 

Coming up this Saturday: An Evening with John Daly! 8pm! #IAHC #irishmusic

Salon Concerts Chicago Presents: An Evening with John Daly! Saturday, September 9, 8pm Room 109. Irish American Heritage Center
Join us for a low keyed evening of tea, scones, coffee, conversation, and tunes with Cork born fiddler John Daly.
Friends and family of this remarkable and accomplished fiddler all welcomed. The evening will feature a session led by John and his musician friends. There will also be a cash bar for those who prefer something a bit stronger.
 $5 suggested donation
Here are some tunes from the Fleadh with John Nolan back in 2009 at the Fleadh in Tullamore, County Offaly!

 

An Evening with John Daly – 8pm Sept 9, 2017 @iahcchicago #irishmusic

Salon Concerts Chicago Presents

An Evening with John Daly

Saturday, September 9, 8pm Room 109

Join us for a low keyed evening of tea, scones, coffee, conversation, and tunes with Cork born fiddler John Daly.
Friends and family of this remarkable and accomplished fiddler all welcomed. The evening will feature a session led by John and his musician friends. There will also be a cash bar for those who prefer something a bit stronger.

$5 suggested donation

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Recap of Salon Concert: John Daly and John Shine 11/06/15 #irishmusic

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The Salon Concerts Chicago​ Series presented its seventeenth concert Friday night, November 6th, featuring fiddler John Daly of Burnfort, Mallow, County Cork and local fiddler and piano accompanist John Shine.

Longtime Irish American Heritage Center​ members may recall that Daly was a former Executive Director of the IAHC. He was also a very active member of the traditional music scene on Chicago’s north side for several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s before moving back to Ireland.

John played a number of selections from his self-titled CD, published in 2003, which drew on his influences, a mixture of styles heavily influenced by fiddle greats like Sean Maguire, Willie Hunter, Michael Coleman, Andy McGann, and Lad O’Beirne. John’s fine, strong tone was never impeded his rock solid, unwavering rhythm, his bowing by turns long, or short and choppy as the tunes demanded, his left hand executing detailed ornaments or simply wringing out a bit of vibrato with aplomb. Favorites included the Ed Reavey composition, “Love At the Endings,” Liz Carroll’s jig, “Princess Nancy,” and fine old traditional tunes like “DeVanney’s Goat,” “The Broken Pledge,” and others. His airs playing remains as exquisite as ever, notably “Love O’ The Isles,” a standout from his 2003 recording.

Throughout the performance, John was expertly accompanied on piano by Chicagoan John Shine , who also recorded along with several other accompanists on John’s CD. Shine’s accompaniment exuded a warmth and sensitivity for the material, never becoming monotonous despite the rhythmic demands of accompanying dance music. He varied his harmonies, chord voicings, and dynamics to allow the melodies room to breathe yet never lost the pulse.

After the conclusion of their set, both Johns were joined by local musicians Chris Bain, Brendan McKinney, Marta Cook, and others for a spontaneous session.

The Salon Concert Series is dedicated to presenting the finest artists in Irish traditional music in a family-friendly, polite listening environment. The concert series is also dedicated to creating and sustaining a knowledgeable audience, and nurturing young musicians by providing them with performance opportunities.

To further these ends, children and teens 18 and under receive free admission and the concerts always open with brief performances by young people from the Academy of Irish Music​ Young Group and Performing Group.

Thanks to Francis O’ Neill Club – Salon Concert: John Daly & John Shine #irishmusic

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Salon Concert – IAHC Room 109 – John Daly Concert – Friday, November 6
“Salon Concerts Chicago presents Irish fiddle player John Daly in concert. He will be joined by Chicago accompanist John Shine on piano.
Born in Burnfort, County Cork, John Daly learned the fiddle at age twelve from Limerick music teacher, Sean O’Carroll. His musical influences include Johnny Cronin, Andy McGann, Paddy Reynolds and Shetland fiddle master, Willie Hunter, who became his strongest influence in Scottish and Shetland slow airs.
Daly has performed in concerts and conducted workshops in Iceland, Scotland, the Shetland Islands, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. He lived in Chicago for several years and now lives in Carrick on Shannon, County Leitrim. The Academy of Irish Music Performance Group will open the show.”
Friday, November 6 – 8pm – Room 109 -Tickets are $15 for adults and children 18 and under are free.  To purchase tickets: