St. Patrick’s Day Salon Concerts Chicago Listing #2 Pat Quinn & Frank Quinn
The Corrib Pub 1:30pm
The 3rd Concert featured Sheila Doorley, Patrick Quinn and Frank Quinn who did did a stellar job in 2014 and again in 2015! Here is their poster from January 2015! They are very active session leaders all over town, including (but not limited to) The Corrib Irish Pub, O’Shaughnessy’s Public House, Galway Arms, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro and the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center
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.
“This will be a great way to stave off those post-holiday blues.” Terry Bermes, emcee of the Salon Concert Series. Come see what he means on January 8th, 2016 at 8pm in the Fifth Province Lounge at the Irish American Heritage Center! $15 and kids 18 and under are free! (pictured is Patrick Quinn and Sheila Doorley, Frank Quinn will be joining them Friday!)
Sheila Doorley, Patrick Quinn and Frank Quinn return to the Fifth Province in January, as part of the monthly Salon Concert Series. Sheila Doorley on button accordion has toured with Daithi Rua and the Davey Arthur Band. Locally, she has played with Gan Bua, the Barry Fagan Band and at sessions throughout the city. Patrick Quinn is a multi-instrumentalist who plays banjo, flute, whistles, mandolin and guitars. Frank Quinn, a veteran of the Irish music scene in Chicago, performs on guitar. The opening act is the Academy of Irish Music.
To purchase tickets, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or purchase at the door.
These three great musicians are looking forward to the show on Friday night at the Irish American Heritage Center!
Here is what they have to say on Facebook:
Sheila Doorley: “Really looking forward to this concert next Friday but also sad that it will be my last Salon concert for a very long time, hope to see you all there!”
Frank Quinn: “Don’t miss this Friday’s Salon Concert Series at the Irish American Heritage Centre with myself, Sheila Doorley, and Pat Quinn. It will be in the Fifth Province and starts at 8pm.”
Patrick J Quinn: “Looking forward to some new tunes, sets, and songs!”
This should be another great Salon Concerts Chicago as Sheila Doorley, Patrick Quinn and Frank Quinn return to the Fifth Province January 8th 2016.
Sheila Doorley on button accordion is from Tullamore, County Offaly, and started playing at age four. She qualified for the All-Ireland championships for six years in a row, from age 9 to 15. Before moving to the US, she toured extensively with the Daithi Rua band and the Davey Arthur Band. Now based in Chicago, Doorley has played with Gan Bua, the Barry Fagan Band and at sessions throughout the city.
Patrick Quinn is a multi-instrumentalist and plays banjo, flute, whistles, mandolin and guitars. Quinn also spent several years in Ireland as a child, learning tunes and playing sessions around Dublin, Kerry and Mayo.
Frank Quinn, guitar, is a veteran of the Irish music scene in Chicago, having played with such bands as the Drovers, the Muck Bros and Mauds Gonne.
The concert is Friday, January 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and children 18 and under are free. Purchase by calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door. The opening act is the Academy of Irish Music.