Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane and Robbie O’Connell in Concert

Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane and Robbie O’Connell in Concert

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Jimmy Keane shares a laugh

Longtime Philadelphia Ceili Group member Jim McGill shared an old  program with Mick Moloney before his concert with Robbie O’Connell and Jimmy Keane Saturday night at the Philadelphia Irish Center/Commodore Barry Club.

I didn’t get a look at it, but it was from the first time Mick played at the center, many years ago. It was a photo, of course, of a much younger and bushier Mick Moloney. O’Connell had a look at it and he drew laughs from the audience when he described Moloney as looking like “Sasquatch with a banjo.”

That’s kind of how the evening went. A concert with these three masters of the trade is an informal affair. They all had stories to tell—moonshine and the Tennessee World’s Fair figured prominently in one particularly quirky tale—and even though the three of them were up on stage in the bright lights and the rest of us were sitting in the ballroom in the dark, it felt like a much smaller room, with friends sharing gossip, a few well-worn tunes and a drink or two.

Better to show you than to tell you. So what we have is three videos and a small collection of photos from the concert. Hope you like them.

Three of the best.Robbie introduces a songRobbieMick Moloney at center stageMick MoloneyHaley RichardsonHaley takes the stageAccordion whizTrioJimmy singsMick has a chatJimmy has a laugh... And another laugh

Author: Jeff Meade

Jeff is one of the founding editors of irishphiladelphia.com. More details.

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  1. Saw Mick, Robbie and Jimmy (not sure which one), at a place called the Royal Palace on Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL in the late seventies. Became a life long fan!!!

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