Tina Eck, born in a German seaside resort along the Danish border, knew Ireland. What she didn’t know was Irish music. That all changed the first time she accidentally dropped into a traditional music session in a DC pub. Now, she’s an accomplished flutist. Eck is coming to Coatesville as part of the duo Lilt.
Inspired by her 11-year-old student, Celtic harp teacher and performer Mary Kay Mann put her skills to the test at the All-Ireland traditional music competition. It was a kick. Better yet: She came in third.
South Jersey harpist Emily Safko is legally blind, but she finished fourth in the world championships in Ireland. She aims to return for another run at the top next year.
De Danann was fiddler Mick Conneely’s favorite Irish traditional band when he was a kid. Now he’s all grown up, and he’s with the band.
The legendary Finbar Furey gets downright plucky on his new CD “Colours.” Furey tells the story behind the recording.