Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews by midatlanticcce
October 13, 2009, 12:32 pm
Filed under: Concert, New York, NYC

If It Wasn't for the Irish and the JewsYou are invited to Symphony Space on October 24th for If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews, a concert presented by the Irish Arts Center and hosted by Mick Moloney celebrating the historic links between the Irish and the Jewish working in New York City during the Tin Pan Alley and Vaudeville eras.  (“If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews” was the name of a song William Jerome (née Fitzgerald) and Jean Schwartz composed in 1912 that celebrated Irish-Jewish collaboration in many aspects of American social, political, and cultural life.)

The evening will feature an all-star cast of musicians including Mick, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, a String Quartet featuring Dana Lyn, Liz Hanley, Kerith Spencer-Shapiro, John Roberts, Billy McComiskey, Susan McKeown, Niall O’Leary, Donna Long, Jerry O’Sullivan, the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra and other special guests.

This all-star concert event coincides with the launch of Mick’s new album If It Wasn’t For the Irish and the Jews, which you can hear samples of by clicking here.

To buy tickets, please visit the Symphony Space website by clicking here or call the box office at 212-868-5400.

If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews is being presented in association with the Center for Jewish History, NYU Glucksman Ireland House, the American Irish Historical Society, the Consul General of Ireland, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.  It is being made possible with support from the Henry Rosenberg Foundation, Georganne Aldrich Heller, and Culture Ireland.

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