June 27, in person concert with Brendan Mulvihill and Friends. Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Doors open 7 PM, Concert begins 7:30 PM.
FSGW is working with the Traditional Music Series at the Lyceum, sponsored by the City of Alexandria and the North American Morris Dance Organization to bring you this concert. The fee structure and COVID protocols are those of the Traditional Music Series at the Lyceum.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS -
Brendan Mulvihill is one of the best known Irish fiddlers in both Ireland and America. Born in Northampton, England in 1954, he immigrated to New York with his family when he was eleven. On the night of his arrival in the states, Mulvihill attended an Irish music session, and from that moment on he dedicated his life to playing Irish music. At the age of seventeen, he moved back to England, where he stayed for years playing with the Birmingham Ceili Band. In the next few years, Mulvihill won both the junior and senior All-Ireland fiddle championships. In 1975, Mulvihill returned to New York and began playing with Billy McComiskey and Kerry immigrant Andy O’Brien, forming the trio The Irish Tradition. The three eventually made their way to Washington, DC, ostensibly for a week-long gig in The Dubliner pub as The Irish Tradition. The week turned into several years, and The Irish Tradition became a seminal influence in traditional music, helping to establish it as a permanent and integral part of Washington's musical fabric. During this same time period, Billy and Brendan traveled back to Ireland to win the All Ireland Fiddle/Accordion Duet Championship. After several years and several albums, the Irish Tradition disbanded. Brendan remained in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area for many more years, using the region as a home base for his travels. He now lives in Ireland, but visits when he can. Brendan was inducted into the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Mid-Atlantic Region Hall of Fame in 2008. Brendan Mulvihill will be joined by Ireland’s 2021 TG4 Musician of the Year, banjo and mandolin player Angelina Carberry, as well as internationally regarded accordion player Dan Brouder.
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