Salon Concert: Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins August 25th! @eileengannon13 @eimeararkins

Salon Concerts Chicago is pleased to welcome back Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins for a Salon Concert on Saturday August 25, 2018 7:30pm at the Irish American Heritage Center!
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In summer 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. http://www.eileengannon.com
Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Eimear’s debut album, What’s Next? was released early summer 2018. http://www.eimeararkins.com
Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!
7:30PM Saturday, August 25th Room 109
Tickets $20 IAHC Members/$23 Non-Members, available at irish-american.org, 773-282-7035 x10 or at the door.
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Salon Concerts Chicago is pleased to welcome back Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins for a Salon Concert on Saturday August 25, 2018 7:30pm at the Irish American Heritage Center!
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In summer 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. http://www.eileengannon.com
Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Eimear’s debut album, What’s Next? was released early summer 2018. http://www.eimeararkins.com
Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!
7:30PM Saturday, August 25th Room 109
Tickets $20 IAHC Members/$23 Non-Members, available at irish-american.org, 773-282-7035 x10 or at the door.
Eileen Gannon – Harpist Eimear Arkins Music
Watch This Space for the ticket link!
This video was shot at their last appearance 1 year ago with Conor Arkins, who is playing some lovely Clare reels along with his sister Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon.

Here is a nice sample of Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon’s music from a house concert. @eileengannon13 #irishmusic #SalonConcertsChi #fiddle #harp #song.

Here is a nice sample of Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon’s music from a house concert earlier this month.

Tickets available now for their Chicago concert!

https://irish-american.org/event/eimear-arkins-and-eileen-gannon-in-concert/

Salon Concerts Chicago is pleased to welcome back Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins for a Salon Concert on Saturday August 25, 2018 7:30pm at the Irish American Heritage Center!

The ticket link is posted below!

Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In summer 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. http://www.eileengannon.com

Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Eimear’s debut album, What’s Next? was released early summer 2018. http://www.eimeararkins.com

Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France

Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!

7:30PM Saturday, August 25th Room 109
Tickets $20 IAHC Members/$23 Non-Members, available at irish-american.org, 773-282-7035 x10 or at the door.

https://irish-american.org/event/eimear-arkins-and-eileen-gannon-in-concert/

Ticket link is up for the Salon Concert: Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon August 25th #IAHC #irishfiddle #irishharp #irishmusic

 

Salon Concerts Chicago is pleased to welcome back Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins for a Salon Concert on Saturday August 25, 2018 7:30pm at the Irish American Heritage Center!

The ticket link is posted below!

Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In summer 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. http://www.eileengannon.com

Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Eimear’s debut album, What’s Next? was released early summer 2018. http://www.eimeararkins.com

Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France

Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!

7:30PM Saturday, August 25th Room 109
Tickets $20 IAHC Members/$23 Non-Members, available at irish-american.org, 773-282-7035 x10 or at the door.

https://irish-american.org/event/eimear-arkins-and-eileen-gannon-in-concert/

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

Announcing next Salon Concert: Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins August 25th! Watch this space for Ticket Link! @eileengannon13 @eimeararkins

Salon Concerts Chicago is pleased to welcome back Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins for a Salon Concert on Saturday August 25, 2018 7:30pm at the Irish American Heritage Center!
 
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In summer 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. http://www.eileengannon.com
 
Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Eimear’s debut album, What’s Next? was released early summer 2018. http://www.eimeararkins.com
 
Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
 
Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty of toe-tapping dance tunes!
 
7:30PM Saturday, August 25th Room 109
Tickets $20 IAHC Members/$23 Non-Members, available at irish-american.org, 773-282-7035 x10 or at the door.
Eileen Gannon – Harpist Eimear Arkins Music
 
Watch This Space for the ticket link!
 
This video was shot at their last appearance 1 year ago with Conor Arkins, who is playing some lovely Clare reels along with his sister Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon.

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

 

Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan – Chicago Salon Concert May 24th! @ffiachra @SalonConcertChi #fiddle #uilleannpipes #fiddle #irishmusic #quebecoismusic

The sign is up outside and we are looking forward to the Salon Concerts Chicago Concert featuring Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan on May 24th #irishmusic #IAHC #salonconcertschicago

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 / Sophie & Fiachra Trio 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.

Tick3ets available on the irish-american.org website, or call 773-282-7035 x10 or at the door.

Thanks Maryann McTeague Keifer​ -​ @WDCBPublicRadio #IrelandTonight – Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert Thursday May 24th Irish American Heritage Center! #irishmusic

 

Thanks to Maryann McTeague Keifer​ WDCB​ #IrelandTonight for sharing information about Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert on Thursday May 24th at the Irish American Heritage Center! #irishmusic

For tickets:

https://irish-american.org/event/sophie-lavoie-and-fiachra-oregan-salon-concert/

Thanks Maryann McTeague Keifer​ -​ @WDCBPublicRadio #IrelandTonight – Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert Thursday May 24th Irish American Heritage Center! #irishmusic

 

Thanks to Maryann McTeague Keifer​ WDCB​ #IrelandTonight for sharing information about Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan Salon Concert on Thursday May 24th at the Irish American Heritage Center! #irishmusic

For tickets:

https://irish-american.org/event/sophie-lavoie-and-fiachra-oregan-salon-concert/