Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hurley, Blake & Gourley


Three brilliant musicians from Ireland and the US ...


John Blake ~ Mairéad Hurley ~ Nathan Gourley
Irish Music on guitar, flute, concertina and fiddle!
VIDEO
Thursday, March 24th 2016, 7:30pm
Concert - $15
at Robin & Will's near westside home

Concertina Workshop - time, location and price to be announced.
Please let us know of your interest in this workshop.

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JOHN BLAKE is a highly regarded Irish flute player, guitarist and pianist who has made a name for himself as a talented and versatile musician.  His tasteful flute playing is subtle and imaginative, with echoes of the ancient style of North Connaught, where his family roots lie.  An original member of the Irish band Téada, he has recorded with the cream of Irish musicians including John Carty, Liam O'Flinn, Angelina Carberry and the Kane Sisters to name a few.  Brought up in London, John moved to Ireland in 1998 and quickly developed a reputation as an accompanist of note, racking up numerous album credits.  He joined Téada in 2001, touring with them for three years.  He released his debut solo flute CD The Narrow Edge to unanimous acclaim in 2013.

MAIRÉAD HURLEY is an inspiring concertina player from Ballymote, County Sligo, Ireland. Music clearly runs in her family as her father is a flute and tin whistle teacher, all of her four siblings are players and Mairéad herself began playing at the age of four.  She is an All-Ireland Concertina Champion and one of the shining stars of Irish concertina playing.  A regular at festivals and traditional music venues throughout Ireland, she is in great demand for concertina workshops worldwide.  Mairéad has been featured on a number of Irish television shows and she spent two years living in Australia, making her mark on the Irish music scene before returning home in Ireland.

NATHAN GOURLEY, a former member of the trio Chulrua and the Two Tap Trio, started fiddling at the age of five.  His playing is informed by a lifelong study of the Irish music tradition, but at the same time flavored by his American roots.  While living in Minnesota he had the opportunity to collaborate with such renowned luminaries of Irish music as button-accordion master Paddy O'Brien and guitarist/singer Daithi Sproule, as well as with the exciting young American -Irish band Bua.  Now a resident of Boston, Nathan was a finalist in Ireland's prestigious Seán Ó Riada fiddle competition in 2014 and winner of Boston's Dooney trophy in 2013.  These days he can be seen and heard playing at concerts, ceilis, sessions and festivals in Boston and throughout the US and Ireland. His duet CD with Laura Fedderson, Life Is All Checkered, is attracting well-deserved attention.

(Thanks to the Coatesville Traditional Irish Music Series in Pennsylvania for this Bio.)
(Also thanks to the Celtic Music Association of Madison.)

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Details:
At Will & Robin's near westside home. Location given following RSVP.
Suggested donation $15 and a dessert potluck.

        Bring either a dessert or an evening snack. This is not a requirement. Most importantly come, with or without. Consider warm slippers or socks. Shoes off at the door.

Concertina workshop: Please signify your interest. Location, price and time (early evening) to be announced.

Reservations: To request an invitation and make a reservation contact Will &Robin at IrishBox42@Charter.net, or (608) 609-6308.  (An invitation is required which you may request if you have not received one.) 
Voluntary contribution at the door when you arrive. Reservations help us plan seating.

(Note:  Jim Malcolm concert in April has been cancelled.)
Next Concert: Shannon Heaton - Irish flute/Singer: Composer, May 14th, 2016

Please note: "Sly Dog - Madtown" is simply the name we chose to describe our private parties in our private home. These parties are NOT a business nor are they a business related activity. They are strictly a hobby for us, and are simply gatherings of our friends and guests to enjoy live acoustic music, fellowship, food (a potluck dessert buffet) and fun. Our concert parties are officially free (or else it might be considered a business,) although voluntary contributions are accepted at the party on behalf of the artists. 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers. By invitation only. We are member # 109764 of Folk Alliance International and utilize the guidelines set fourth by FAI, ASCAP, and BMI.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Shannon Heaton 2016




Shannon Heaton
Irish Flute & Singer: Composer
Saturday, May 14th, 2016 7:30 pm
at Will & Robin's

         Flute player/singer Shannon Heaton performs, composes and teaches Irish music. Her performances, her instructional books and her concert compositions for winds, strings, voice and piano make her a multi-faceted ambassador of traditional music for Irish aficionados and music lovers across genre lines.   She is a pivotal part in the Boston music scene and has been honored as "Live Ireland 2010 Female Artist of the Year."  

Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

At Will & Robin's near westside home. Location given following RSVP.
Suggested donation $15 and a dessert potluck
Bring either a dessert or an evening snack. This is not a requirement. Most importantly come, with or without. Consider warm slippers or socks. Shoes off at the door.

Reservations: To request an invitation & make a reservation contact Will & Robin at IrishBox42@Charter.net, or (608) 609-6308.  (An invitation is required which you may request if you have not received one.) 
Voluntary contribution at the door when you arrive. Reservations help us plan seating.

(Note:  Jim Malcolm concert in April has been cancelled.)

Please note: "Sly Dog - Madtown" is simply the name we chose to describe our private parties in our private home. These parties are NOT a business nor are they a business related activity. They are strictly a hobby for us, and are simply gatherings of our friends and guests to enjoy live acoustic music, fellowship, food (a potluck dessert buffet) and fun. Our concert parties are officially free (or else it might be considered a business,) although voluntary contributions are accepted at the party on behalf of the artists. 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers. By invitation only. We are member # 109764 of Folk Alliance International and utilize the guidelines set fourth by FAI, ASCAP, and BMI.