Tribute to the music of the great Flanagan Brothers featuring Mick Moloney and friends.
The night will begin at 7.30pm with a lecture on The Flanagan Brothers, by Mick Moloney, who is being presented by the first perpetual Flanagan Brothers award by the Flanagan family.
A concert will follow at 8pm, featuring Mick Moloney and friends, The Brock McGuire Band, At the Racket, Lisa Canny, 2015 All-Ireland Banjo Champion George McAdam, and young local banjo whizz-kids David Hegarty and Cathal Corbett.
Mick Moloney is the author of “Far From the Shamrock Shore: The story of Irish American History Through Song” released by Crown Publications in February of 2002 with an accompanying CD on Shanachie Records. He holds a Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught ethnomusicology, folklore and Irish studies courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, and Villanova Universities, and currently teaches at New York University in the Irish Studies program.
Mick has recorded and produced over forty albums of traditional music and acted as advisor for scores of festivals and concerts all over America. Mick also served as the artistic director for several major arts tours including The Green Fields of America, an ensemble of Irish musicians, singers and dancers which toured across the United States on several occasions.
He has hosted three nationally syndicated series of folk music on American Public Television; was a consultant, performer and interviewee on the Irish Television special “Bringing It All Back Home”; a participant, consultant and music arranger of the PBS documentary film “Out of Ireland”; and a performer on the PBS special “The Irish in America: Long Journey Home.” In 1999 he was awarded the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts — the highest official honour a traditional artist can receive in the United States. Mick received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award from the President of Ireland in November of 2013.