Irish music with BILLY McCOMISKEY, LAURA BYRNE, JIM EAGAN and RICHARD OSBAN at Cellar Stage™ Timonium
Masks required, small children optional.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. General admission seating. Tickets are available at the door without service fee if paid by cash or check.
**THIS EVENT HAS A STRICT REFUND POLICY. No refunds will be processed by Brown Paper Tickets more than 12 hours after the time of purchase without the authorization of the producer.**
Billy McComiskey is a highly regarded player and composer of Irish traditional music. A Brooklyn native, he started studying accordion with the late Sean McGlynn from Galway in his early teens. He won the All-Ireland Senior title in 1986. He formed and played with two legendary trios: Washington DCs Irish Tradition and the internationally acclaimed Trian. Billy McComiskey is the finest and most influential Button Accordion box player ever to emerge from the US. In that sense, Billys place within the transatlantic pantheon of Irish button accordionists is both high and secure, and Outside The Box will only strengthen that judgment. Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal/Irish Echo. He is known on both sides of the Atlantic as an indefatigable session player, teacher, and promulgator of the music. On Outside the Box, Billys first solo CD in almost 25 years, the listener is once again reminded why Billy is known as the most accomplished B/C box player to emerge from Irish America Billy is regarded as one of the worlds greatest button accordion players.
Laura Byrnes flute playing has been described as "effortless, powerful & engaging." Highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic for her mastery of the Irish traditional flute & whistle. Laura Bryne is based in Baltimore, Maryland & recently won a Maryland State Arts Council award for solo performance. She has performed throughout 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 emigres 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 & 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.
Jim's Eagans first trip to Ireland (1996), was to compete in the Fleadh Cheoil, the all Ireland music competition. Jim was awarded third place in the 15-18 age group category for fiddle. Soon thereafter, he began teaching privately. Jim was invited to the Augusta Heritage workshops as an instructor, and has continued each year ever since. Jim spent several years as a member of the John Whelan Band and toured Ireland, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. Currently Jim is currently performing and touring with OMalleys March.
Richard Osban is a dynamic guitarist based in Baltimore, Maryland. He has toured with several Irish and Scottish projects, including the Germany-based Breaking Strings, the Irish trio Loch and Keys, and acclaimed Scottish duo Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira. He is also assistant director of Baltimores Irish music festival, the Trad Fest, and has organized and taught at high profile workshop series on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Cellar Stage™ Timonium at Timonium United Methodist Church (View)
2300 Pot Spring Rd
Timonium, MD 21093
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|