Recap of 18th Salon Concert – Irish American Heritage Center – #irishmusic #IAHC

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The Salon Concerts Chicago series presented its eighteenth concert Friday night, January 8th, featuring Sheila Doorley, a button accordion player from Tullamore, County Offaly with banjo player and flautist Patrick Quinn, of Cleveland, Ohio, and guitarist/singer Frank Quinn (no relation) of Mullingar, Westmeath.

The trio gave a lively, varied presentation of dance music and songs, featuring tasteful arrangements and accompaniment to Frank’s singing as well as blazing instrumentals. Highlights of the evening included an achingly beautiful waltz on low whistle and accordion by Sheila and Pat, a scintillating rendition of an intricate, technical, and altogether beautiful Spanish bagpipe tune from Asturias, and Frank Quinn’s adept cover of the Bob Dylan song, “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.” The trio’s selection of dance music also highlighted Sheila and Pat’s deep repertoire of jigs, including many lesser known gems among the old standards.

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.

The concert began with performances from the Academy of Irish Music’s junior and senior groups. Both the junior and senior groups play fiddles, viola, cello, flute, whistle, bodhran and guitar. Both groups perform arrangement of their own creation and feature harmonies, semi-improvised passages, and snippets of melody from other genres.

Special thanks to Noel Rice, John Halliburton, Nancy Moore, and Mary Moore for helping to make this great evening happen.

Also, mile buiochas to Shay Clarke ( Blarney on the Air), Sean Ginnelly (Good Morning Ireland Radio Show) , Siobhan O’Connor ( O’Connor Irish Radio Show), Tim Taylor, Mike Shevlin (Windy City Irish Radio), and Erik Carlson (A Feast Of Irish Folk) for granting us some promotional time on your radio programs.

Watch this space for a recap of Saturday night’s concert – #irishmusic

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Watch this space for a recap of last night’s concert coming soon. Will also catch up on a few (summer 2015) that we did not put up yet!! Thanks to all that came out to support the Salon Concerts! More to come…

Tonight! Salon Concert – @BaalTinne & @AcademyOfIrishM at @iahcchicago 8pm! #irishmusic

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Tonight’s the night for the June Salon Concert featuring Baal Tinne with the Academy of Irish Music as the opening act!

Baal Tinne led by Noel Rice, explores the boundaries of Irish traditional music with contemporary influences while remaining true to the traditional sound. A six member band, Baal Tinne features Noel on flute and tin whistle, daughter Cathleen on fiddle son Kevin on bodhrán and percussion, Matt Sundstrom on guitar, Kiera Byrne on fiddle, Richard Roche on piano and keyboards and Catriona Byrne on cello.

Baal Tinne’s sound strikes a balance between absolute respect for the tradition of the music, and pushing its boundaries. The band’s commitment to rediscovering long lost or forgotten tune, contemporary influences, and a dynamic, driving rhythm results in a sound that will captivate you.

The Baal Tinne Salon Concert is Friday, June 12 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and children 18 and under are free. This is a ticketed concert and the Fifth Province will be open to patrons with tickets only. To purchase tickets, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or purchase at the door. See you there!

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Join us in the Fifth Province for our monthly salon Concert Series. The June Salon is Baal Tinne. The evening’s opening act is the Academy of Irish Music.

The band, led by Noel Rice, explores the boundaries of Irish traditional music with contemporary influences while remaining true to the traditional sound.

A six member band, Baal Tinne features Noel on flute and tin whistle, daughter Cathleen on fiddle son Kevin on bodhrán and percussion, Matt Sundstrom on guitar, Kiera Byrne on fiddle, Richard Roche on piano and keyboards and Catriona Byrne on cello.

Baal Tinne’s sound strikes a balance between absolute respect for the tradition of the music, and pushing its boundaries. The band’s commitment to rediscovering long lost or forgotten tune, contemporary influences, and a dynamic, driving rhythm results in a sound that will captivate you.

The Baal Tinne Salon Concert is Friday, June 12 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and children 18 and under are free. This is a ticketed concert and the Fifth Province will be open to patrons with tickets only.

To purchase tickets, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10. Online ticket sales available soon! Watch this space!

Chicago: Liz Carroll & Jake Charron – Tickets going fast! #irishmusic April 17, 2015

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Invite your friends to this great concert coming up soon, tickets going fast! Liz Carroll, with Jake Charron is Friday, April 17 at 8pm in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased by visitinghttp://irish-american.org/index.php/at-the-center/events?task=viewevent&itid=423
or calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10.

The Performance Group of the Academy of Irish Music is the opening act and performs at 8pm. Liz and Jake take the stage at 8:45pm. Seating is limited, so reserve today!

NOTE: This event is in the Fifth Province and the lounge is open for the concert only. All patrons must have a ticket.