Doors open at 7:00, concert starts at 7:30
Concert (online): Irish music for a belated St. Patrick's Day
(You’ll have to bring your own Guinness or Bushmills.)
With Peter Brice and Brian Ó hAirt
Brian Ó hAirt is an accomplished musician on concertina, accordion, and tin whistle, and he sings in both the Irish and English languages. Also a dancer and Irish Gaelic speaker, his artistry draws from his many experiences growing up among the Irish diaspora of the upper Midwest and his coming of age in the vibrant Gaelic communities of Ireland’s west coast. An All-Ireland champion singer since 2002, Brian has since gone on to collaborate and record with Chicago-based ensemble Bua and singing legend Len Graham of Co. Antrim. His understated musical style is full of lift and subtlety. Brian lived in the DC area for a while, but he has returned to Portland, Oregon during the pandemic.
Peter Brice plays Irish Traditional music on the button accordion and sings old songs in a traditional style. A native of Annapolis and an exponent of Baltimore, Maryland's Irish traditional music community, Peter's work blends singing and musicianship with musicology and history, humor and colorful design, and a vision for traditional culture as a foundation for an intellectual life. His playing reflects his admiration for Galway accordionists such as Joe Cooley, Kevin Keegan, and Raymond Roland—a style into which he was initiated by Brooklyn-born accordionist and National Heritage Fellow Billy McComiskey. A lifelong singer, Peter has married a repertoire of American historical songs with a wide-ranging English-language style that he gleaned from his teachers Dónal Maguire and the late Louisa Jo Killen. As an adolescent, he was educated in the Peabody Conservatory Preparatory program, and he holds a BA in Irish Traditional Music and Dance from the University of Limerick.
Singing and seisiún to follow.
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General information on the 2020/2021 Sunday evening concert series is on the Concerts page.