David Power and Willie Kelly, April 28
Music starts 8pm. Advance tickets $17, $22 at the door. Youth 18 and under FREE!TICKETS
Join uilleann piper David Power and fiddler Willie Kelly for an intimate evening of fine traditional Irish music. Touring on the strength of their recent CD release, “Apples in Winter”, these are two of the most accomplished and respected names in the Irish music world today.
David Power is one of Ireland's foremost musicians on the uilleann pipes. Fiddler, Willie Kelly was born in the Bronx to a musical family from Ireland and is an extremely well-respected player and teacher. Together, they are embarking on a selective tour in the Midwest on the heels of their recording success, Apples in Winter. The tour promises performances of pure quality; moving and deeply felt Irish traditional music at its best.
Willie Kelly, based in New Jersey, has performed extensively with renowned Galway flute players, Mike Rafferty and Jack Coen, both National Heritage Fellowship award winners. He accompanied both Mike and Jack at their respective induction concerts and has played at the Smithsonian Festival of Folklife in D.C. In 2009, Willie released a highly acclaimed duet CD with Mike Rafferty called The New Broom. More recently he recorded with concertina player Dymphna O’Sullivan as a guest on the recordings Bean Cairdin (2007) and Enriched (2014).
Saturday, April 28th 10:00am-11:30am
Presented by the Center for Irish Music.
"David Power brings a breathtaking freshness to the set, his fluid, fluent playing as light as a feather.” - Irish Times
“…Willie Kelly is a refreshing example of all that is good in Irish culture……” - CCE mid Atlantic Region