Friday, August 8, 2014

The Alt: Irish, Scottish, English and American Songs and Tunes With John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O’Leary

Friday, September 12th, 7:30pm

Suggested Donation: $15.00

Praise for their soon to be released CD-- The songs are delivered with great flair and sensitivity, adorned with beautiful harmonies, and accompanied with consummate understated virtuosity where flute, guitar, and various members of the bouzouki and mandolin families weave a delightful tapestry of subtle musical textures that are just perfect for every song. ..It is nothing short of a musical delight.” - Mick Moloney New York City, August 2014

      For a one night only spectacular music event at Mountain City Traditional Arts Grammy nominated rhythmic guitarist John Doyle will be in Frostburg teaming up with vocalist and flutist Nuala Kennedy, and vocalist, guitarist, and bouzouki player Eamon O’Leary of the Murphy Beds as the trio The Alt. These three phenomenal musicians will be performing their own blend of traditional Scottish, Irish, English and American music for a can’t miss performance.
      Doyle gained an international reputation when he formed the band Solas and received his first Grammy nomination. He was featured on Tim O’Brien’s 2006 Grammy award winning album and has traveled in many duos and trios with multiple legendary artists such as Chicago fiddler Liz Carroll, with whom he received another 2010 Grammy nomination.
       Nuala Kennedy was raised amongst a great deal of Scottish culture in Dundalk where she quickly became heavily involved in music. She joined a ceilidh band, studied classical piano in Dublin, and finally became in immersed in traditional music in Edinburgh where she began performing Scottish and Irish tunes and traveling and releasing two albums with other traditional musicians
       Eamon O’Leary grew up in Dublin and began playing Irish influenced by the Mayock family, traditional musicians. He began performing with a variety of Irish musicians following his move to New York City in the 1990s. 
Mountain City Traditional Arts:A Project of Folklore and Folklife at Frostburg State University. Supported in Part by the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, 25 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD; 301-687-8040,