Irish music with Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne & David McKindley-Ward presented by Uptown Concerts
All audience members must be fully vaccinated. For everyone's safety, we suggest that you wear a mask, except when eating.
Billy McComiskey is one of only two American born musicians to win the senior All Ireland Championship. He is a master of the East Galway accordion style that characterizes the playing of so many of New Yorks best accordionists. Billy is credited along with Brendan Mulvihill and Andy OBrien for bringing Irish traditional music to the Maryland/Virginia area by way of their trio The Irish Tradition. Regarded as one of the worlds greatest button accordion players, he also recorded and toured with fiddler Liz Carroll and guitarist Daithi Sproule in their group Trian. He has continued playing over the years with many of New Yorks finest Irish musicians, including, Peter McKiernan, Pat Keogh, Brian Conway, Jack and Fr. Charlie Coen, Patty Furlong, Mick Moloney, Felix and Brendan Dolan, Mike and Mary Rafferty, Joe and Joanie Madden, Mike Flynn, Mike McHale, Michael and Bernadette Fee, Johnny Leonard, John Nolan, Willie Kelly, Jimmy Kelly, Jerry OSullivan, John Fitzpatrick, Martin Mulhaire, Pat Murray, Noel Higgins, Mary Coogan, Dennis Galvin, Don Meade, Tony DeMarco, Linda Hickman, and many others.
Laura Byrne's flute playing has been described as "effortless, powerful and engaging." Highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic for her mastery of the Irish traditional flute and whistle. Laura Bryne is based in Baltimore, Maryland and recently won a Maryland State Arts Council award for solo performance. She has performed throughout North America and in Ireland and released her second solo recording, Lucky Day, in July 2010. A sought-after teacher, Laura has taught at the Catskills Irish Arts Week in East Durham, NY, and at workshops across the U.S. Laura has committed herself to the playing of the older generation of flute players through countless trips to Ireland and from close study of the emigrees to the United States. Her mentors and influences are many and include East Galway flute player Mike Rafferty, Sligo/Roscommon style flute player, Catherine McEvoy, Matt Molloy of Chieftains fame, and East Galway style button accordionist Billy McComiskey. Through her direct study of this unbroken musical lineage and because of her devotion to the teaching and promulgation of all aspects of Irish musical culture, Laura is a well-known mainstay in Marylands vibrant Irish music scene.
David McKindley-Ward has been involved in the Baltimore/DC area Irish music scene for the past six years, cutting his teeth in sessions, and earning his stripes with his banjo/guitar/bouzouki playing, as well as making a name for himself as one of the areas top singers. Drawing on his deep repertoire of traditional Irish, Scottish, and English folk ballads, he explores the old classics with a fresh new take, as well as pulling out some, often nautically themed, deeper cuts.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets available for 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 dinner times. Limited capacity, fewer than 60 seats available. Buy in advance! Remaining tickets will be available at the door if not sold out.
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Uptown Concerts at Kelseys Restaurant & Irish Pub (View)
Normandy Shopping Center, 8480 Baltimore National Pike (US 40)
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|