A year ago, we were presenting these fine fellows at our August 2015 Salon Concerts Chicago! Mórga was tremendous and we saw them a couple more times at Milwaukee Irish Fest that weekend as well! HUP! https://youtu.be/pQQ_P7446sY
Moya Brennan will be appearing in Chicago with Cormac de Barra on August 17th!
The Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra Salon Concert is Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm in the Fifth Province Lounge. Tickets are $20 for adults, and teens and children 18 and under are free. To purchase tickets, click below, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.
From the band: “Mórga play a ‘lancers’ jig learned from renowned Sligo flute player Peter Horan, followed by a fling and reel (‘Up the hill of down’ and ‘The Cavan reel’) learned from recordings of Flanagan Brothers, Irish-American stars of the 1920s & ’30s. The set finishes off with a Sean Ryan composition, ‘The Cedars of Lebanon’.”
Tickets available for $15 children 18 and under free!
or 773-282-7035, ext. 10, or at the door.
Children 18 and under are free.
The Salon Concert Series is proud to present Mórga for an evening of traditional Irish music this August.
Energy, passion, respect, and fun are four words that sum up the musical mission statement behind Mórga. The group is four friends; virtuoso musicians, on a mission to bring together the wild energy of the Irish-American dance bands of the roaring ’20s, the sound of the Irish traditional music revival of of the 1970s, and the excitement of the best pub session imaginable.
Growing out of the rich Galway music scene, a shared passion for old and lively traditional music drew the band members together. Mórga (Irish for majestic) was formed in 2008, and the band released their self-titled debut album in 2009 to critical acclaim.
Since then Mórga has toured extensively, appearing at highly respected festivals throughout Ireland and Europe, most recently a five week tour of Germany, in addition to appearing several times on Irish television and radio.
Mórga is Dominic Keogh on bodhran, Danny Diamond on fiddle, David Munnelly on accordion and Jonas Fromseier on banjo and bouzouki.
Mórga is Wednesday, August 12 at 8pm. The Academy of Irish Music Young Musicians and Performance Group will open the show. Mórga – Tickets are $15
or 773-282-7035, ext. 10, or at the door. Children 18 and under are free.
Thanks to the Chicago Cultural Alliance for listing the Salon Concerts Chicago with Mórga in their “Culture Around the City: Discover What’s Happening August 9-23” Feature: https://www.chicagoculturalalliance.org/event/
A duet track from David Munnelly and Danny Diamond, who will be at the Irish American Heritage Center with Mórga 08/12/2015 8pm!