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Cultural Tent – Supported by Bank of America

   

This tent is devoted to traditional music, song and dance (including set-dancing, step-dancing, and ceili-dancing).  Also in the Cultural tent is an extensive poster-board display on Irish culture, history and literature, including the priceless Book of Kells. Be sure to stop by. 


Friday, July 25, 2014

 

The Saint Patricks Pipe Band

Is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational and cultural organization domiciled in the State of Connecticut. The Band is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any non-celtic causes. The men and women of the Saint Patricks Pipe Band are committed to promoting greater appreciation, understanding and achievement in Celtic Culture, its languages and its art forms. Scholarship and scientific research are encouraged and valued.

 

Music in the Glen Ceili Band

A Connecticut based Ceili band that has been providing the in traditional Irish music for over 15 years. The leader of the 4-piece band is Joe Heeran, whose late father was a noted Irish traditional fiddle player. The band features accordionist John Whelan who was the national champion on the button accordion in Ireland no fewer than eight times beginning when he was only 11 years old. John was voted the top accordion player for 2009 in an online vote conducted by the Irish Music Association on Kansas City. The covered North America and Europe. The band plays for four hours on Friday night.

 

Celtic Melody

Celtic Melody

Celtic Melody is a Connecticut-based group playing traditional Irish dance music and song. At a Celtic Melody show you can expect to hear jigs, reels, hornpipes, slides, slip-jigs, hop-jigs, polkas and more. Interspersed with these tunes you will also get plenty of songs, from the familiar Irish standards to some rare gems picked up in the backs of pubs in the wee hours of morning... Celtic Melody is (L to R in the photo above) Liz Farley Raymond, Eileen Burke Grabowski, Tom Morgan, Janet Morgan, and Brent Morgan.

 

Music in the Glen Ceili Band - Back again.

 


Saturday, July 26, 2014

 

The Saint Patricks Pipe Band

 

Music in the Glen Ceili Band - Back for more.

 

 

Jonathan Warner - The Man and His Music

Jonathan Warner began his musical career in the 1990's with the Manchester Pipe Band, then under the guidance of PM Mike MacNintch. Over the next 15 years Jon spent time playing all sorts of bagpipes, fifes, flutes, and whistles- eventually finding a home in traditional Irish music performing on the complex Uilleann pipes. Since 2008, he's been employed by Ralph Sweet at Sweetheart Flute Company, learning the art of wooden flute and whistle making. Jon made many of the instruments he plays, including most of his pipes. As a featured guest at sessions throughout the state, Jon can be heard regularly at Anna Liffey's Pub in New Haven, The Playwright in Hamden, and McKinnon's Pub in Hartford.

 

 

Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band

The “Pride” is a very well-known 4 piece ceili band featuring husband and wife John Reynolds (fiddle) and Margie Mulvihill (flute and whistle). The name, Pride of Moyvane, comes from a reel composed by the late Martin Mulvihill, a well-known and highly respected traditional Irish musician / teacher in the later 1900’s and a winner of the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Award.

Know for their lively and rhythmic percussive style, perfect for set dancing, the “Pride” is very much in demand for playing at festivals throughout the tri-state area and beyond. In 2012 they were invited to play for set dancing at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Cavan, Ireland.

The “Pride” will perform in the Cultural Tent on Saturday, July 26 and again on Sunday. July 27.

 


Sunday, July 27, 2014

 

Ringrose & Freeman
with guest artist John Tabb

Jeanne Freeman is one of the region's leading traditional fiddlers and leads sessions around Connecticut. She has performed and recorded with many highly regarded players, and has performed as the Irish fiddle soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a featured soloist at the Greater Hartford Irish Festival, the largest Irish Festival in New England.

Dan Ringrose has been singing and playing for over 20 years and has appeared with some of the best in traditional Irish music, including the great singer Tommy Makem and Donegal fiddler P.V. O'Donnell.

John Tabb started playing the accordion at age 24. He grew up listening to his father Chris, who also played the accordion, and other local traditional Irish musicians. When he was 18 years old John joined the “Dustmen, a group of young musicians whose fathers played Irish music. For the last 27 years John has been playing with the “Healys” and is a frequent invited guest to traditional Irish music sessions in the region.

 

 

Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band

The “Pride” is a very well-known 4 piece ceili band featuring husband and wife John Reynolds (fiddle) and Margie Mulvihill (flute and whistle). The name, Pride of Moyvane, comes from a reel composed by the late Martin Mulvihill, a well-known and highly respected traditional Irish musician / teacher in the later 1900’s and a winner of the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Award.

Know for their lively and rhythmic percussive style, perfect for set dancing, the “Pride” is very much in demand for playing at festivals throughout the tri-state area and beyond. In 2012 they were invited to play for set dancing at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Cavan, Ireland.

The “Pride” will perform in the Cultural Tent on Saturday, July 26 and again on Sunday. July 27.

 

Greater Hartford Irish Music Festival by the Irish American Home Society

132 Commerce Street Glastonbury, CT 860.633.9691

 

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