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Baltimore Irish Trad Festival
The second annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will be held on April 26-28 and again we'll be bringing some incredible musicians from around the U.S. and Ireland, to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. The weekend will culminate with a Ceili on Sunday evening with music by the Old Bay Ceili Band.
Instructors and performers 2013:
Billy McComiskey, button accordion; Jesse Smith, fiddle; Rose Conway Flanagan, fiddle; Sean Gavin, flute; Kathleen Conneely, tin whistle; Michael Cooney; uilleann pipes; Peter Fitzgerald, tenor banjo; Eamon O'Leary, guitar; Donna Long, piano; Pat Egan, Irish Traditional Songs; Myron Bretholz, bodhran; Jason Gaynor, intro to Irish music/beginning tin whistle; Megan Downes and Shannon Dunne; Irish social dance workshops; The Old Bay Ceili BandVisit www.baltimoreirisharts.com for details!
Friends of Fort McHenry Bull & Oyster Roast w/ Jim Eagan Laura Byrne & Donna Long
Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1700 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD
Feast on Ryleigh's Oysters, pit beef, pulled pork, crab soup, chicken drumlettes, specialty dips & more! Enjoy refreshments including Heavy Seas Beer. Win fabulous silent auction and raffle prizes. Listen to Irish tunes by Jim Eagan, Laura Byrne & Donna Long.
Irish Christmas w/ Jim Eagan, Laura Byrne & Pat Egan
Baldwin Station, 7618 Main Street, Sykesville, MD
Traditional Irish Fiddler Jim Eagan (of O'Malley's March), Tipperary singer and guitarist Pat Egan and flute and whistle player Laura Byrne combine to present an Irish christmas featuring a variety of Irish tunes, Celtic songs and a couple of stories to get you in the Christmas spirit!
In the charming railroad-side setting of a former B&O railway station, historic Sykesville is definitely worth a visit! Enjoy a meal before the concert at this award winning restaurant. http://baldwinsstation.com/ The Dining room opens for seating and dinner at 6:30pm. Visit http://www.uptownconcerts.com/ for tickets.
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue , Silver Spring, MD
Performing with the Old Bay Ceili Band in honor of Joe Byrne.
ALTA AWARDS HONOR PILLARS OF MARYLAND HERITAGE
Ceremony and concert link Marylanders to living cultural traditions
Maryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2012. The awards recognize outstanding stewards of living traditions in the State of Maryland and will be presented to three recipients at a Dec. 1 free awards ceremony and concert.
The ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions & Arts) recognizes outstanding stewardship of Maryland's living traditions. This year's recipients include the Carroll County Ramblers (celebrating 51 years as a family bluegrass band), Sparrows Point Steel Mill and its Communities, and J. Gruber's Hagers-Town Town & Country Almanack (founded in 1797).
The evening includes a special performance of Irish traditional music from the Old Bay Ceili Band in honor of the late Joe Byrne, proprietor of J. Patrick's Irish Pub in Baltimore and 2008 ALTA Award recipient. The Carroll County Ramblers will perform their signature bluegrass sounds. A short documentary film about the Hagerstown Almanack will be debuted, and there will be a round of storytelling from former steelworkers at Sparrows Point.
The night will be capped off with a tribute to Mike Auldridge. Mr. Auldridge is a Silver Spring resident and Montgomery County native who received the National Heritage Fellowship in 2012 - the nation's highest honor given to traditional artists - from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Join us after the concert for a reception honoring Mr. Auldridge and the 2012 ALTA Award recipients!
This event is presented by the Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College and Maryland Traditions, and is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts. Maryland Traditions is the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo copyright Jennie L. Scott, courtesy of the NEA.
Questions? Contact the Cultural Arts Center!
If you have any questions about reserving your tickets please call the Cultural Arts Center's front of house staff at 240-567-5793 or email@example.com
I will be performing on the Cultural Stage with two wonderful musicians both originally from county Tipperary: the highly esteemed uilleann piper, Michael Cooney and the great ballad singer and guitarist, Pat Egan.
With piper Michael Cooney and guitarist John Brennan. Spring Hill House Concerts (Bette & Bob's place). Show starts promptly at 8 pm Irish Music Time. :) $15 suggested donation, all proceeds go to the artists. Please make Reservations prior to the event as seating will be limited. You may make your reservations by calling 215-368-0525 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some refreshments will be served but we ask that you bring something to share, and your favorite beverage.
Cheshire Place Farm, 13815 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD
I will be performing at this beautiful historic house with the great uilleann piper, Michael Cooney and ballad singer/guitarist, Pat Egan both from county Tipperary. Pot luck dinner preceeds concert. For rsvp or more info email Deborah Brower at email@example.com or call 301-829-2612.
Cavan Crystal Hotel - Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Cavan Ireland
Le Cheile Band & The Baltimore Salute
Le Cheile Band, UK – Liam Farrell, Danny Meehan, Boyle, Gallagher and will be joined by Ann Kirrane, Brian Rooney, John & James Carty & Brian McGrath, John Bowe & Mick O'Connor guests Joe & Ann Burke (accordions).
“The Baltimore Salute” USA ensemble consisting of Billy McComiskey (accordion), Laura Byrne (flute), Jesse Smith (fiddle) and Donna Long (piano).
Liberty Insurance Dome - Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Cavan Ireland
The Baltimore Salute along with Billy McComiskey, accordion; Jesse Smith, fiddle; Laura Byrne, flute and Donna Long, piano
Donal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Liam O Flynn, Andy Irvine & Launch of Martin Donohoe CD "The Lady’s Plaything".
with Seamus Fay, Sean O'Se, Fintan Mc Manus, Pairic O'Reilly, Darren Maloney, Sean Owens, Noel Sweeney, Sean Owens & Kavan Donohoe.
“The Baltimore Salute” USA ensemble consisting of Billy McComiskey (accordion), Laura Byrne (flute), Jesse Smith (fiddle) and Donna Long (piano)
Kiernan Hanrahan (MC)