This year, these two performers and teachers, who are nurturing the next generation of Irish musicians, will be inducted into the Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame. It’s their second trip to a hall of fame.
It happened by accident, but the 41st annual Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival Saturday night concert features the first all-female lineup in the festival’s history, including Girsa and singer Mary Courtney. And there’s a whole lot more to do, see, play and listen to at the three-day event at the Irish Center in a few weeks.
The 23-year-old singer with the baritone voice will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe on Friday, August 21.
The John Byrne Band follows up its Celtic folk CD with original songs from front man John Byrne who mined his imagination and his life for inspired stories, poignant lyrics, and raw emotion.
Ireland’s foremost classical guitarist and a scholar-singer will be performing the Irish traditional songs from the works of one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers–himself a singer–at the Rosenbach Museum on June 13. It’s all part of the museum’s annual Bloomsday celebration.
The young singer brought his magnificent voice and solo tour to Philly this week. And Philly love him.