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Paddy O’Brien, Nathan Gourley, and Dáithí Sproule launch new CD, BRIGHT AND EARLY, Apr 17

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Music starts at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets $13, $15 at the door. For seniors and kids under 12 years, advance tickets $9, $10 at the door. BUY TICKETS NOW

This long-awaited recording features the stellar accordion/fiddle duet of Paddy O’Brien and Nathan Gourley, and tuneful accompaniment by Dáithí Sproule.

Irish Music Magazine once described Paddy O’Brien thus: “At once a wakeup call and a reminder of the things that matter in Irish traditional music.” Nathan Gourley has earned high accolades as one of the tradition’s finest young players, recognized for “honest to goodness traditional fiddling” and for finding “new avenues of musical expression.” Dáithí Sproule’s sensitive guitar accompaniment on this recording is, as usual, without peer.

This CD release concert will offer a delightful mixture of stories and rare traditional music from the new album, “Bright and Early,” which features tunes carefully handpicked from the likes of legendary Irish music masters such as Tommy Potts, Paddy Fahey, Ed Reavy, Michael Coleman, and John Doherty), soulfully reinterpreted by Paddy and Nathan. The new recording also features one of Paddy O’Brien’s own compositions, a old-style clan march entitled ‘The March of the Jacobites.’