Indeed, finally, "The Coming of Spring"! Join us as we welcome Kathleen Conneely back to the Ceilidhe Club for a pub concert to remember. "Her phrasing of each tune is a thing of wonder... breath rhythms that I rarely hear from whistle players, again all in the employ of better expressing the beauty of these tunes", said Trad Connect about her noted 2012 recording, "The Coming of Spring". Kathleen will be joined by fidler and keyboardist Sean Clohessy and bouzouki man and vocalist John Coyne. You'd be hard pressed to find a better night of music. The doors will open at 7 and the music will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only available at the door, and are $20 general admission and $15 for Ceilidhe Club members. Enjoy some tea and sweets and your favorite beverage in our cozy Pub; it will make for a lovely, intimate concert experience.
Born in Bedford, England, to Irish parents from Galway and Longford, Kathleen began playing Irish music at age twelve, along with her siblings, Bernadette, Michael & Pauline. She took The Conneely home was always filled with music.
Over the years, Kathleen has lived in London, Dublin, Chicago, Boston and Rhode Island. She has taught for Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann both in Dublin and Boston, at the Boston College Irish Studies program; Gaelic Roots, the Irish Arts Week in the Catskills, and the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, NC.
Seán Clohessy comes from the parish of Fedamore in Co. Limerick and has been playing fiddle and piano for over 20 years. Much of his early influences come from musicians in his native Limerick and the neighboring Co. Clare. He has spent time living and playing music in London where his music was heavily influenced by the Clare fiddle player Brendan Mulkere. Since then he has lived in New York and now Boston. His style incorporates elements of the rich musical traditions characteristic to these areas. He has won several All-Ireland titles and plays regularly throughout Boston and New York.
John Coyne hails from Limerick and has been resident in Boston for some years. His excellent bouzouki playing and fine singing have made him the “first call” accompanist for many great traditional musicians. He’s worked with some of the great players of the day including Mary MacNamara, Mickey Dunne and Frankie Gavin and recently with Randal Bays.
All three of these talented musicians dedicate significant efforts to keeping the tradition strong in the younger generation, and are deeply involved in giving lessons with Boston Comhaltas and with the The Trad Youth Exchange project, developed to bring youth together both musically and culturally to build friendships & understanding between the young American & Irish musicians.