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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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:

#FBF 6th Moya Brennan #WomenoftheSalonConcertsChicago #InternationalWomensDay2018

 

#FBF 6th Moya Brennan with Cormac deBarra #WomenoftheSalonConcertsChicago #InternationalWomensDay2018
Herself and Cormac de Barra​ delivered a stunning performance to a Wednesday crowd before their stint at Milwaukee Irish Fest​ in 2016:

“An Seanduine Dóite” coming up TODAY, 5pm! Tix at door! #MoyaBrennan #VoiceofClannad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7TCZhCIDUw

A fun video of “An Seanduine Dóite – The Burnt Old Man”- Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music doing it with her Band!

Chicagoland folks, tickets now available for Moya Brennan and Her Band Salon Concert on November 5th!

https://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-moya-brennan-and-her-band/

“She Moved Through The Fair” Last night, Blarney On The Air @WDCBPublicRadio #MoyaBrennan

Last night on Blarney on the Air​ with host Jack Baker​ and guests Patrick Cannady​ and Karen Cook​, we played the track “She Moved Through The Fair”, here is the lovely video!

Chicagoland folks, tickets now available for Moya Brennan and Her Band Salon Concert on November 5th!

Tonight 8pm! Blarney On The Air @WDCBPublicRadio – Patrick and Karen Cannady #MoyaBrennan #IUPD2017

 
 
Chicagoland folks, tickets now available for Moya Brennan and Her Band Salon Concert on November 5th! Listen in to Blarney on the Air as the upcoming Salon Concerts Chicago is discussed, along with some uilleann pipes and fiddle tunes and more about International Uilleann Piping Day! All happening at the Irish American Heritage Center!

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Blarney On The Air @WDCBPublicRadio – Patrick and Karen Cannady chat #MoyaBrennan #IUPD2017

 
 
Chicagoland folks, tickets now available for Moya Brennan and Her Band Salon Concert on November 4th! Listen in to Blarney on the Air as the upcoming Salon Concerts Chicago is discussed, along with some uilleann pipes and fiddle tunes and more about International Uilleann Piping Day! All happening at the Irish American Heritage Center!

Next Week! Blarney On The Air @WDCBPublicRadio – @piobagusfidil #MoyaBrennan #IUPD2017 #irishmusic

We stop by the Blarney on the Air Radio Show after 8pm to have a chat and perhaps a tune or two in advance of the Salon Concerts Chicago featuring Moya Brennan and her Band at the Irish American Heritage Center on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5pm We will also be discussing International Uilleann Piping Day on Saturday, November 4th 6pm at the #IAHC Tune in on FM 88.9 or on TuneIn Radio App on your Android or iPhone or online at wdcb.org
Moya Brennan and Band Salon Concert tickets available here:

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Scattering! @IrishCentral LIVE @MKEIrishFest @piobagusfidil was there! #MKEIrishFest #irishmusic

The grand finale of Milwaukee Irish Fest as captured by Irish Central!

Patrick Cannady of piobagusfidil is at the lower right of the screen and Karen Cannady is right behind him, playing away! There are lots of tunes the first seven minutes, then we made way for the singers to close out the Fest!