Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon played some lovely tunes and Eimear sang a stellar version of the Percy French song, “The Lovely Girl From Clare” with gorgeous backing on the harp from Eileen!

 

 


Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon played some lovely tunes and Eimear sang a stellar version of the Percy French song, “The Lovely Girl From Clare” with gorgeous backing on the harp from Eileen. Photo taken during the recording of three radio show segments: The Skinny & Houli Show
and The CRAIC at Irish American Heritage Center- WSBC 1240AM Sat. 8-9PM #thecraicwithhouliandgeno #SkinnyandHouli #freecraic
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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

 

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:

#TBT – 9th Liz Carroll and Trian (2 of 2) #WomenoftheSalonConcertsChicago #InternationalWomensDay2018

#TBT – 9th Liz Carroll and Trian #WomenoftheSalonConcertsChicago #InternationalWomensDay2018
Salon Concerts Chicago presented Trian at the Irish American Heritage Center.
They were asked to be on “The Craic” at the IAHC. Trian with Liz Carroll on fiddle, Billy McComiskey on button accordion, and Daithi Sproule on guitar.

#TBT – 9th Liz Carroll and Trian (1 of 2) #WomenoftheSalonConcertsChicago #InternationalWomensDay2018

#TBT – 9th Liz Carroll and Trian #WomenoftheSalonConcertsChicago #InternationalWomensDay2018
Salon Concerts Chicago presented Trian at the Irish American Heritage Center.
They were asked to be on “The Craic” at the IAHC. Trian with Liz Carroll on fiddle, Billy McComiskey on button accordion, and Daithi Sproule on guitar.

Have a listen today, 2:15 CST WCEV 1450 or Tunein @ChiIrishRadio @finnthefiddler and @davecurleymusic – @SalonConcertChi

Have a listen to the Good Morning Ireland Radio Show as Andrew Finn Magill and Dave Curley Music call in at 2:15pm Saturday, November 25th on WCEV AM 1450 or TuneIn Radio WCEV in advance of their Finn Magill and Dave Curley Salon Concert!

Finn Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, Finn Magill is an enthusiastic performer and instructor and has taught fiddle/violin for over a decade at fiddle camps across the world. These include the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Montana Fiddle Camp, Fiddlekids, The Acadia Trad School, the Swannanoa Gathering’s Celtic and Fiddle Weeks, O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp, Common Ground on the Hill, Goderich Celtic Roots, and Old Songs.

Dave Curley, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, Co. Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the USA in the las t number of years. After graduating from the University of Limerick’s groundbreaking Irish Music and Dance programme with a 1st class honours, Dave became a creative member of award-winning bands SLIDE and RUNA. He also regularly performs with Grammy Award winner Moya Brennan of Clannad.

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On Now! Good Morning Ireland AM1450 or TuneIn Radio Finn Magill and Dave Curley!

Have a listen to the Good Morning Ireland Radio Show as Finn Magill ( Andrew Finn Magill) and Dave Curley ( Dave Curley Music) call in 2:15pm Saturday, November 25th WCEV AM 1450 TuneIn Radio WCEV in advance of their Salon Concerts Chicago show December 1st at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago!

 

Thanks O’Connor Irish Radio Show @irishradio_ Finn Magill and Dave Curley @SalonConcertChi

Finn Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, Magill is an enthusiastic performer and instructor and has taught fiddle/violin for more than a decade at fiddle camps throughout the world.

Dave Curley, multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, County Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the U.S. in the last number of years. After graduating from the University of Limerick’s groundbreaking Irish Music and Dance programme with a 1st class honors, Curley became a creative member of award-winning bands Slide and RUNA. He regularly performs with Moya Brennan.

The Finn Magill and David Curley Salon Concert is Friday, December 1 at 8pm. Tickets $20 children and teens 18 and under are free! With special guests, the Academy of Irish Music. Tp purchase tickets, visit www.irish-american.org, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.

https://irish-american.org/event/andrew-finn-magill-salon-concert/

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Thanks Hagerty Irish Hour: Finn Magill and Dave Curley @SalonConcertChi December 1st! #irishmusic

Thanks to the Hagerty Irish Hour for their support of the next Salon Concerts Chicago in December! Andrew Finn Magill and Dave Curley Music Friday, December 1st 8pm

Finn Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, Finn Magill is an enthusiastic performer and instructor and has taught fiddle/violin for over a decade at fiddle camps across the world. These include the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Montana Fiddle Camp, Fiddlekids, The Acadia Trad School, the Swannanoa Gathering’s Celtic and Fiddle Weeks, O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp, Common Ground on the Hill, Goderich Celtic Roots, and Old Songs.
Dave Curley, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, Co. Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the USA in the last number of years. After graduating from the University of Limerick’s groundbreaking Irish Music and Dance programme with a 1st class honours, Dave became a creative member of award-winning bands SLIDE and RUNA. He also regularly performs with Grammy Award winner Moya Brennan of Clannad.
Salon Concert Finn Magill and David Curley 8PM Friday, December 1 2017 – Tickets $20 children and teens 18 and under are free!
Academy of Irish Music to open

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Good Morning Ireland Radio Call In Saturday! Magill and Curley @SalonConcertChi #irishmusic #IAHC

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