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A Tribute to the Famous McNultys: The First Family of Irish Music by midatlanticcce
February 22, 2011, 12:27 am
Filed under: Concert, NYC

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A Tribute to the Famous McNultys: The First Family of Irish Music

A Concert Featuring Mick Moloney and an All-Star Line Up with Julie Feeney | Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks | The Green Fields of America: Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan and Jerry O’Sullivan | Courtney Grogan | Dermot Henry | Dana Lyn | The Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance | Mary O’Dowd | Jerry Timlin | The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8 pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

The McNulty family—Ma, her daughter Eileen and her son Peter—were the most extraordinarily successful and acclaimed Irish entertainers in America between 1930 and 1960. Now, close to the 50th anniversary of their last performance in their beloved New York City, folklorist and musician Mick Moloney returns to Symphony Space to lead a tribute to this peerless trio – the last of the great vaudevillians in America.

Their combination of exuberant traditional Irish and Irish American song with tap, clog and Irish step dance set them apart from all entertainers of their era. The Famous McNultys filled the Brooklyn Academy of Music with their Irish Showboat Revue twice a year for close to twenty years. The concert will be a celebration of their magnificent, joyful artistry and will feature a program of music, song and dance against a stunning backdrop of projected visual images from the life and times of this remarkable family.

In association with: American Irish Historical Society | Archives of Irish American/Tamiment Library—New York University | Glucksman Ireland House—New York University | The Irish Repertory Theatre

Admission:

Use code IRISH11 and save $10 off Orchestra price.

For a limited time only.
Orchestra: $40 general
Tier 2: $30 general / $20 students
SymphonySpace.org or 212-864-5400

All photos: McNulty Family Collection (AIA051), Archives of Irish America, NYU.

This program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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