Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


Hickman, Barr and Nevins, Free September 10 Program! by midatlanticcce
September 6, 2011, 8:33 am
Filed under: Concert

Hickman, Barr, Nevins and Daniels, Free September 10 Program!

7430 Amboy Road, Staten Island

On September 10th at 2pm, on the front lawn of the historic Tottenville Public Library, visitors will meet traditional Irish musicians Linda Hickman (flute/tin whistle), Iris Nevins (harp/guitar), and Douglas Barr (concertina) and dancer Dawn Daniels. Participants will watch and listen to live traditional Irish music and dance while learning about the important connection between Irish music and dance. This event is free and open to the public.  In the summer of 2010 traditional musicians Doug Barr and Linda Hickman were awarded the Arts in Our Communities grant in hopes of awakening an interest in Irish traditional music, and to establish a monthly session here on Staten Island. They were successful in providing a popular traditional Irish Session at the Wild Goose pub on Forest Avenue.  The recent closing of the Wild Goose has placed the sessions on hold but it has not stopped the music from playing. The goal of Linda and Doug’s library program is to introduce Staten Islanders to the traditions of Irish music and the Irish music session, and to carry on the tradition of Irish music on Staten Island established by Monsignor Charles Coen and the late Paddy Reynolds.

For more information, call (718) 984-0945 or visit www.statenislandarts.org/folkblog

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