Coastal Concerts at UUFSD presents... Celtic Celebration
Celtic Celebration with the Máirtín de Cógáin Project to Benefit UUFSD Social Justice Project
Lead by Cork Renaissance man, Máirtín de Cógáin, who is crowned ALL-Ireland Storytelling Champion twice over, a noted singer, a heart beating bodhran (Irish Drum) player and actor.
Joining Máirtín are Pete Polansky on fiddle, Ben Jaber on pipes, Michael Eskins on concertina and Dancers from the Malone Academy of Irish Dance.
Máirtín de Cógáin is a singing, dancing, story-telling bodhrán player who also is a noted playwright and actor. He performs in his native Ireland and all over the U.S. and between and beyond, too! An infectious personality, Máirtín pleasantly commands the attention of any collection of people, from a concert hall to an intimate porch.
Descended from a long line of storytellers and with two CCÉ All-Irelands for Storytelling under his belt, Máirtín gets no more joy out of life than the telling of stories. If you are lucky enough to catch him spinning a few yarns, you are in for a treat.
When touring the globe with The Máirtín de Cógáin Project & The Fuchsia Band, Máirtín is also a true promoter of the Ballad. He is searching ever for those forgotten songs of old to give them new life, and also writes some of his own. Máirtín learned from many famous Irish singers such as Danni Maichi Ua Súilleabháin, Séamus Mac Mathúna, and Ciarán Dwyer. A fluent speaker of Irish (Gaelic), his love of the Teanga na Gael stems from his parents, who brought him up in a bilingual house and sent him to primary & secondary schools taught in the medium of Irish. Máirtín then earned a Degree in the Irish language from University College Cork.
If not on stage singing, storytelling, dancing, or playing the bodhrán, Máirtín is threading the boards as an actor, most notably in the film The Wind that Shakes the Barley. He has co-written many productions with the Be Your Own Banana Theatre Company, recently playing De Bogman off-broadway in NY.
Advance Reserved Seating $40/ticket*
Advance General Admission: $15
General Admission at the door: $20
* includes complimentary beverage
UUFSD Social Justice
Unitarian Universalism aspires to make our world a better place for all living things. We view ourselves as part of an interconnected web of existence and understand that actions that we take can reverberate well beyond the confines of our immediate community.
To meet our responsibilities, we engage in projects that assist those in immediate need, empower those who require new skills and resources to take control of their lives, and preserve the ecological balance of our planet.
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