Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

IRISH NIGHTS LIVE! by midatlanticcce
July 26, 2009, 9:55 am
Filed under: Concert, New York, NYC


Friday, July 31, 9:00pm, $10.

315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, 11231

jalopy poster700 The first night of a highly anticipated Irish music concert series kicks off at Jalopy Theatre in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn on Friday 31 July. London Irish bouzouki and strings player, Mike Considine, will lead a talented cast of New York resident musicians featuring Ivan Goff on pipes, flute & whistle, Gráinne Murphy on fiddle and Sarah Jessop on vocals.

This inaugural concert is aimed towards an audience who appreciate great traditional, and traditionally inspired music but do not always want to be in a bar/pub environment to experience it. The Jalopy space and stage are suited to acoustic music and performance and we hope to create a fun atmosphere where musicians who are dedicated to their music can perform in a relaxed and enjoyable way.

Gráinne Murphy took up the fiddle at an early age under the tutelage of ten-time All-Ireland champion Séamus Connolly.  Gráinne went on to earn All-Ireland accolades of her own, and has since performed at a variety of venues across Ireland and North America, from symphony concerts with the acclaimed Irish band Cherish the Ladies to “Women in Music: Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Boston College Fiddle Festival,” a concert hosted by composer and pianist Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

Based between Brooklyn and Galway, Ireland, Mike Considine is a bouzouki and guitarist who plays by ear and has an intuitive knowledge of melody, harmony, rhythm and syncopation. Mike has an MA in Traditional Irish Music Performance and is an event and music producer spending 13 years promoting music and directing events in Australasia and Europe. He is twice winner of a New Zealand Music Award for best folk CD in 1993 and 2004 and has toured the antipodes extensively with various musical line ups. He has performed with many of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians and also teaches from his base in Brooklyn.

Dubliner Ivan Goff plays the uilleann pipes (Irish bellows-blown bagpipe) Irish wooden concert flute, and Irish whistle. He has performed in several well-known productions including extended engagements with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. A former member of Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Ivan has performed with numerous artists from Mick Moloney to Paul Winter and with internationally acclaimed bands such as Dervish, Lúnasa, and Téada. Ivan’s music is featured in work as diverse as acclaimed art-film Cremaster 3 (dir. Matthew Barney) exhibited in the Guggenheim museum (2003) and in theatrical productions such as Peter and Wendy (Mabou Mines, Dir. Lee Breuer).  Nuair a bhíonn Ivan ag iomrascáil leis an ochtapas, sa streachtailt mharfach sin, bíonn sé ina réabadh…
Sarah Jessop’s
great-grandparents emigrated to Boston from Clonmany, Donegal in 1915, but it wasn’t until her teens that she discovered Irish music. Traveling to Ireland in 2001, Sarah studied Sean-Nós (old-style) singing with Karen Casey and Sandra Joyce at the Irish World Music Center and at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. She has been singing and performing traditional music ever since.   Sarah is also an actor and has performed Shakespeare with The Theatre at Monmouth through the National Endowment for the Arts, “Shakespeare in American Communities Program,” and studied acting and Voice and Speech at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA. She performs regularly in NYC, Boston, Portland, and Memphis, TN, and is a visiting artist at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. They will also be joined by some special guests and friends on this the inaugural  Irish Nights Live concert.
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