An Evening of Irish Music
Please join us for An Evening of Irish Music at the First Unitarian Church in Ithaca!
Friday, September 6th, 2019
Doors at 7:00 PM
Show at 7:30 PM
Children 12 & under $7
-->> Welcome One For The Foxes (Tadhg Ó Meachair, Dave Curley, & Joanna Hyde) for their first show in town;
-->> Celebrate with Drank The Gold (Oona Grady & James Gascoyne) on the release of their new album;
-->>Meet Marie & Saoirse De Mott Grady's new duo project, Good Áine;
-->>Enjoy Ithaca favorites The Grady Girls
One For The Foxes
Dave Curley, Tadhg Ó Meachair & Joanna Hyde form an exciting and dynamic transatlantic trio that presents a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music, having already won over audiences on both sides of the ocean. The group is made up of Dublin's Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse), Galway's Dave Curley (SLIDE) and Denver, Colorado's Joanna Hyde (The Hydes), and features a mix of Irish and American folk music and song both traditional and newly- composed presented in an energetic and engaging manner. Their performances strike a tasteful balance between the stories found in ballads across both sides of the Atlantic and the respective instrumental music traditions of these places. Award-winning instrumentalists each in their own right, Dave, Tadhg & Joanna take a unique twist on the diverse strengths of their individual backgrounds, weaving between traditional melodies, their own compositions, and songs from the broader folk canon. The results are highly personalised and thrilling in their daring and forthright grasp of the material. Through a shared deep-rooted passion for Irish traditional music, this trio highlights the vital role of Irish traditional music as an origin of many American folk musics, and explores how those styles can interact with one another in a manner both eclectic and grounded.
Drank The Gold
From Upstate New York, Oona Grady (fiddle/viola/vocals) and James Gascoyne (guitar/banjo/vocals) play and sing North Atlantic dance tunes and folk songs.
Steeped in Irish music for as far back as she can remember, Oona spent many years living in Cork, Ireland, where she honed her skills as a fiddle player and Irish music specialist. Upon moving back to her hometown of Ithaca, NY, Oona immersed herself in the local traditional music scene and incorporated old time and Cajun tunes into her repertoire.
Growing up outside Louisville, KY, James was surrounded by music from an early age; radio, vinyl records, church music, and live concerts were a part of daily life. Finding his own musical style as an adult, James always keeps his ears open for sounds new, old, familiar, or strange. While singing and playing guitar and banjo with Drank The Gold, he delves into the traditions of American old time and Irish dance tunes, while keeping true to his borderless, experimental musical roots.
Now based in Saratoga Springs, NY, Oona and James collaborate as Drank The Gold, bringing new perspectives and innovative arrangements to the music they love. Craic agus ceol (good times and music)!
Please join in celebrating their new album, Sipped The Silver: A culmination of their work together over the past four years, Sipped The Silver simultaniously features Oona's deep Irish fiddle roots; James' compositional talents; and their shared passion for digging deep into traditional music and finding something new to say.
Sisters Marie and Saoirse De Mott Grady conspire to bring you a blend of Irish Traditional Music that is as strong and full of flavor as the tea they like to drink. As Good Áine, they combine flawless ornamentation, humorous variation and contagious rhythm to present an expert performance that promises to stand up as the boldest flute and fiddle duet on the scene.
Steeped in the rich musical environs of Ithaca, NY, these women have been playing Irish Traditional Music since they were children. They have traveled to Ireland, and throughout the Irish Diaspora of the U.S., to study with their musical heroes and hone their skill in the music that keeps their toes tapping.
The Grady Girls
Toe tapping, heart lifting, subtle and smiling, The Grady Girls breathe new life into timeless Irish dance tunes. Family ties are important to these women who have traveled far and wide (Cork, Limerick, Spain and beyond) to study and perform the traditional music of Ireland, music that has been an integral part of their lives since day one.
Nora (fiddle), Marie (flute), Leah (bodhrán), and Saoirse (fiddle) are based in Ithaca, NY, their hometown, and currently draw musical inspiration from the continuous stream of Irish musicians passing through town, and their old time neighbors, exploring the links between different genres of traditional music.
Oona (fiddle) and newest band member James (guitar), both reside in Saratoga Springs, where they perform as the duo Drank The Gold. They can't help but make frequent trips back to Ithaca, though, to join the rest of the Grady Girls and their irresistible, powerful sound.
The Grady Girls perform with exuberance and style.
Unitarian Church, Ithaca, NY
306 N. Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!