Thursday, August 10, 2017

Celtic Music Series

BUA -Sean Gavin  - flute, uilleann pipes, whistle, Brian Miller - guitar, bouzouki, Devin Shepherd -  fiddle, and Brian Ó hAirt - vocals, sean-nós dance, concertina

Sunday, September 10, 4:30 PM, $15 Suggested Donation 

Bua evokes the good times that are the core of Irish traditional music.  Precise, intense, and straight forward, they are a refreshing change in today’s highly polished musical world. Bua stands out among modern bands in the genre by staying strong in the path of the tradition, yet still able to “raise the rafters with their playing, charm with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.” (Dirty Linen)  The Irish Music Association awarded them Top Traditional Group of 2009. In Irish the name Bua means talent, merit, destiny, and more – they are well named.

Dublin-based Folk Singer Aoife Scott
Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, $15 Suggested Donation

From the family that brought you two of Ireland’s most treasured singers, Frances Black and Mary Black, please meet Aoife Scott, daughter of the former and niece of the latter, the next generation. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, Dublin Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish folk and traditional scene.

October 19, 7:30 PM, $15 Suggested Donation

The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World’s best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, the award-winning trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience. While sharing common ground with its Celtic cousins, Manx music has retained its own particular and inherent Manxness: an atmosphere evoked by the music that speaks of the natural beauty of the island and the lives of its inhabitants.

Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University supported in part by the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council  and FrostburgFirst. For more information contact us at or call 301-687-8040.