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

 

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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.

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

 

 

 

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.

 

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:

Sophie and Fiachra Tour Schedule, May 2018! Culminating in @SalonConcertsChi and then Gaelic Park IrishFest! #irishmusic #quebecoismusic

Here they come.. very busy tour culminating in Chicago and then Gaelic Park IrishFest!

From Fiachra O’Regan via Facebook:

New Tires on the car. Fiddles, feet, pipes and zeusaphones tuned. Children strapped in. We are ready for the road again 🙂 with Sophie Lavoie

12th May – Ferndale, MI – Sophie and Fiachra at Woodland Street Concerts (+workshops at 3pm)
14th – St-Louis, MO – Fiachra and Sophie House Concert (+ fiddle workshop at 4.30pm)
15th – Champaign, IL – Piper’s Hut Concerts
16th – Cambridge, IL –Cà d’Zan House Concerts
17th – Fairfield, IA – Cafe Paradiso
19th – St-Paul, MN – Celtic Junction Arts Center
23th – Chicago, IL – Depaul University
24th – Chicago, IL – Salon Concerts Chicago
26-28th – Oak Forest, IL – Irish Fest 2018 – Chicago Gaelic Park

We are looking forward to this upcoming Salon Concert featuring Sophie & Fiachra – uilleann pipes, fiddle, banjo, song and Quebecois food percussion!

 

We are looking forward to this upcoming Salon Concert featuring Sophie & Fiachra / Sophie & Fiachra Trio on uilleann pipes, fiddle, banjo, song and Quebecois food percussion!
 
Here they are on fiddle and banjo as the Sophie & Fiachra Trio from the Fairbridge Festival in Western Australia 2016, Playing Gigue des Ancetres (composed by Sophie Lavoie).
Tickets are available now:

#FBF 6th Moya Brennan #WomenoftheSalonConcertsChicago #InternationalWomensDay2018

 

#FBF 6th Moya Brennan with Cormac deBarra #WomenoftheSalonConcertsChicago #InternationalWomensDay2018
Herself and Cormac de Barra​ delivered a stunning performance to a Wednesday crowd before their stint at Milwaukee Irish Fest​ in 2016:

Thanks to @Moyaclannad and @cormacharper and the Band for a stellar night! #VoiceofClannad #RiverofSong #MoyaBrennan

 

“First two shows in Chicago and Cleveland were fantastic! Thank you Salon Concerts Chicago​ and Nighttown​ for having us, and thank you to everyone who came to the shows! On to Sellersville Theater tonight, hope to see some of you there!#sellersvilletheater #sellersville #pennsylvannia ” From Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music​ Page

Thank you for your beautiful music and looking forward to your next visit to us in Chicago! Salon Concerts Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center​! – Sincerely, the Salon Concerts Chicago team!