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Sept 15– New York Concert
September 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmUSD15
Blarney Star Concert
- SEPTEMBER 15 FRIDAY (8PM) Concert followed by book signing and musical reception
DETAILS: Concerts at Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews – entrance on Fifth Avenue just north of Washington Square.
For more information, call Ireland House at at (212) 998-3950 or visit www.nyu.edu/pages/irelandhouse.
All concerts are on Friday nights, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Admission $15 – NYU students and Glucksman Ireland House members free.
Blarney Star productions presents a concert by award-winning Irish musician, ethnomusicologist and cultural historian Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is a leading authority in Irish traditional music, history, memory and diaspora research. Native to County Clare in the West of Ireland, Ó hAllmhuráin is a prolific writer, speaker and performer.
A 5-time All Ireland Champion uilleann piper and concertina player, Gearóid has presented over 1,000 concerts on 4 continents during the past 30 years. He is currently producer of The Clare Tracin’ Ensemble and a former member of Ireland’s legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band.
Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin’s most recent book Flowing Tides– History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape (Oxford University Press, 2016) takes the reader on a fascinating journey across 200 years of music in County Clare. Explore the historical events–from the Napoleon Wars to the modern Celtic Tiger era, the ‘cultural currents’, and musical characters that shaped the beloved traditional music of County Clare.
AUTHOR and SCHOLAR
Ó hAllmhuráin’s popular Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music (O’Brien Press, Dublin, 1998) remains one of the top-selling books on Irish music and is enjoyed by music fans and students around the world.
Now, his Short History of Irish Traditional Music (O’Brien Press, Dublin, 2017) takes the reader on through the exciting evolution of Irish traditional music in recent decades.
Since 2009, Professor Ó hAllmhuráin has held The Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies in The School of Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec.
From 2000-2009, Ó hAllmhuráin was The Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For many years, he ran the UM-SL Irish Music Concert Series.