A Celtic Appalachian Celebration

w/ Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, Kirk Sutphin, Eddie Bond, Michelle Mulcahey, Joey Abarta, Niall O'Leary, Billy McComiskey, and Karen Celia Heil

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00pm)

$28 adavance / $32 door

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March 19 8:00 pm

 

Experience the West Coast Premiere of “A Celtic Appalachian Celebration,” featuring an ensemble of award-winning artists who will explore the deep musical lineage connecting Ireland and Appalachia.

 

Athena Tergis and Mick Moloney Eddie Bond Billy McComiskey Karen Celia Heil

Joe Abarta Kirk Sutphin Michelle Mulcahy Niall O'Leary

 
This celebrated ensemble—each artist a star in their own right—will join together for the first time on this iconic Bay Area stage to illuminate the pathways through which cultures and music have blended over centuries in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the North Carolina hills. This fertile crossover has produced some of America’s oldest musical forms, such as Bluegrass and Old-Time music, which endure to delight audiences until today.
 
Legendary Irish musician and ethnomusicologist, Mick Moloney (banjo, fiddle) will perform with the famed Green Fields of America, one of the longest running Irish-American groups, featuring an extraordinary repository of Irish vocal, instrumental and dance traditions. The ensemble includes Athena Tergis (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (button accordion), Joey Abarta (Uilleann Pipes) and Niall O’Leary (dancer) along with a special guest performance by four-time, All-Ireland multi-instrumentalist champion, Michelle Mulcahy (Irish harp, concertina, piano, fiddle, and accordion).
 
This remarkable evening also features internationally renowned “old time” artists, Eddie Bond (old time fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, autoharp & mandolin) from the Virginia Blue Ridge, Kirk Sutphin (old time fiddle, banjo & guitar) from the North Carolina hills, and San Francisco's own powerhouse guitarist, singer and Old Time fiddler, Karen Celia Heil. Together, these eight artists will excavate and celebrate their shared musical lineage.

 

 

presented in collaboration with the
12th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival

 

 

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