Carpe Diem Arts presents “Erin Go Braugh! A Celebration of Irish Music and Dance.”
Please join us for a delightful taste of Ireland in a one-hour celebration of St. Patrick’s Day featuring dancer-musician Shannon Dunne and cellist Alex Boatright with special guest guitarist Josh Dukes. Experience old-style sean nós dancing, singing, and the sounds of traditional instruments. The event will be on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m, at Contemporary Tapestry Studio & Gallery, 5592 Poplar Lane, Royal Oak (near the Bellevue landing of the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry).
Widely renowned for her percussive dancing and concertina playing, Shannon Dunne has performed at theaters and festivals all over North America and Ireland. She is the founder/director of Camp Shenanigans, a performing arts program for children on Capitol Hill, and Shannon Dunne Dance, a multi-generational sean nós dance group dedicated to preserving the steps and values of the dance form.
Cellist Alex Boatright is a multiple All-Ireland medalist and is also one of the premier concertina and harp players in the United States. She has performed as a soloist with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and in several string quartets and orchestras in the D.C. metro area.
Josh Dukes is an All-Ireland champion accompanist and a highly sought after music teacher in the Baltimore/D.C. area. A multi-instrumentalist whose talents embrace the ceili drums, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran, flute, and tin whistle, Josh has established a reputation for providing sensitive, tasteful support for traditional Irish music.
After the concert, there will be a meet-the-artist reception and refreshments. Audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful tapestries on display in Ulrika Leander’s gallery.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.
Tickets are $22 for adults, $7 for students, and are discounted for groups or those who request assistance. Space is limited. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2844089