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Launch of Cathy Maguire’s Ireland in Song by midatlanticcce
August 1, 2013, 6:55 pm
Filed under: Concert, Event, NYC

Cathy Maguire’s Ireland in Song

Cathy Maguire’s official launch of Ireland in Song with Musical Director Gabriel Donohue and Master of Ceremonies Donnie Carroll
August 9, 2013~8:30 p.m. at the New York Irish Center

Ireland in Song is a live show that takes the most famous Irish ballads that are loved worldwide and explores the roots and the stories behind the song. What is the story behind haunting songs like Danny Boy? Are the stories fact or fiction? What is the connection with the beautiful ballad Carrickfergus and the seventh president of the United States?

Join singer Cathy Maguire with Musical Director Gabriel Donohue on a magical musical journey to the Emerald Isle to unearth the amazing history of the most well-known Irish songs. The show cleverly intertwines music, history and the fine arts of Irish dance and storytelling to create a wonderful evening of lively entertainment. Sing along on this musical treasure hunt that unveils the sadness, the longing, the joy and all of the emotions that infuse these beautiful, timeless songs and their place in the history of Ireland. Ireland in Song, the TV show debuted July 2013 on PBS and is currently thrilling passengers aboard transatlantic flights on Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland.

Please join Cathy Maguire on August 9 at 7:30 p.m., when she will launch her new album Ireland in Song. Doors will open at the New York Irish Center at 7:30 p.m. with a hospitality hour, the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $22 with a discount to seniors, students, and the unemployed $11. Tickets are available by contacting the New York Irish Center 718-482-0909 or by visiting

Cathy Maguire is an accomplished singer, songwriter, TV presenter and performer. She has just returned from Ireland where she recorded with world-renowned producer Phil Coulter. Earlier this year, Cathy collaborated on and recorded a country album with long term mentor and veteran Hall of Fame producer, Cowboy Jack Clement (U2, Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong). In 2009, she released her critically acclaimed self-penned album Portrait on the Celtic Collections label (Celtic Woman, The High Kings). Cathy has toured extensively and has opened for internationally known artists such as Martina McBride, Randy Travis and the High Kings. July 2013 sees the release of Cathy Maguire’s TV program Ireland in Song on PBS. The program travels to Ireland to trace the history of the most famous Irish songs.

Musical Director Gabriel Donohue was born in Galway, Ireland and is now based in Philadelphia. He is a master musician on guitar and piano, but also plays many more instruments from bouzouki/mandolin to Irish whistle and exotic percussion. Gabriel performs throughout the USA and toured for three years with the Grammy Award winning Chieftains. He has recorded and performed with everyone from the Boston Pops, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, Cherish the Ladies to Liam Clancy and Michael Flatley. An esteemed arranger, producer and musical director, audiences will be truly enriched by his charm, musical expertise, and showmanship.rtist Cathy Maguire


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