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Music of the 1916 Easter Rising by midatlanticcce
August 21, 2015, 4:21 pm
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Music of the 1916 Easter Rising

Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.

Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Sq. South

An all-star cast of New York’s popular traditional Irish musicians come together to mark the centennial of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising with a night of songs painting an aural picture of how America contributed and reacted, featuring singer and guitarist Donie Carroll, fiddler and singer Liz Hanley, piper Ivan Goff, GIH faculty member and singer Mick Moloney, piper Jerry O’Sullivan, and fiddler Caitlin Warbelow.

  • Donie Carroll is a traditional folk singer and entertainer with musical roots in Ireland and America. Based in NYC, Donie is world renowned. He has shared the stage with many legends of traditional folk music, both American and Irish.
  • Liz Hanley, a Boston native and NYU grad, has been a long-time member of the Washington Square Harp & Shamrock Orchestra, plays violin in orchestral rock band Emanuel & The Fear, as well as the Marty Isenberg Big Band, and plays fiddle and sings in the all-female Brooklyn folk outfit Medicine Woman.
  • Ivan Goff, originally from Dublin and now based in Brooklyn, plays the uilleann pipes, Irish wooden flute, and pennywhistles. He has toured with Dervish, Danú, Lúnasa, Téada, The Green Fields of America, and the Eileen Ivers Band, and recently formed Ghost Trio with Iarla Ó Lionáird and Cleek Schrey. He recently earned his PhD in ethnomusicology from NYU.
  • Mick Moloney combines the careers of folklorist, professional musician, and professor of music and Irish studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU. He has been awarded by the US National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award. He sings and plays the banjo, bouzouki. He holds a Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Jerry O’Sullivan has been widely hailed as one of America’s premier uilleann pipers. He has appeared on more than 90 albums and has recorded with artists such as The Boston Pops, Dolly Parton, and Paul Winter’s GRAMMY winning album, Celtic Solstice, as well as recorded a number of film soundtracks. Jerry is currently earning his Masters in Irish and Irish-American Studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU.
  • Caitlin Warbelow hails from a family of bust pilots in Fairbanks, Alaska, with a lifetime of playing and performing on fiddle across several genres. She performed for Riverdance’s production, Heartbeat of Home, and Sting’s Broadway musical “The Last Ship.” She is on faculty at the Irish Arts Center and widely known as a gifted teacher.

$20 General Admission
$10 Glucksman Ireland House NYU Members – Become a member
$10 for students with valid ID

Tickets are available on or by calling SmartTix at (212) 868-4444.  Choose will-call.

Doors open at 6:30.  General admission seating.  Please bring photo ID to enter the venue.


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