Celtic Appalachia: Along the Crooked Road
Thursday, March 15 | 8 pm
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York City
A well-worn fiddle, a tapping cowboy boot, banjo, plucked with steel finger picks, followed by the autoharp, the mandolin, the percussive beat of an upright bass, and suddenly the room is bursting with knee-slapping music. –THE NEW YORK TIMES on Virginia’s Crooked Road
Join us for a delightful evening celebrating the cultural links between Ireland and Celtic Appalachia.
In a concert rich with live performance, folklorist and musician Mick Moloney traces the wondrous story of old time American, country and bluegrass music. Featuring The Green Fields of America (Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, Martin O’Connell, Joey Abarta,Brendan Dolan, Niall O’Leary and Parker Hall), and musicians from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina including Eddie Bond, Leigh Beamer, Wayne Henderson, Kirk Sutphin, Linda Lay and Sammy Shelor.
In the 18th and early 19th centuries, waves of Northern Irish immigrants, known today as the Scotch-Irish or the Ulster Scots, ended up in theSouthern Appalachian Mountains. They brought with them the music, songs and stories of Ireland and Scotland and settled in Virginia, West Virginia, the Carolinas, eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky and northern Georgia. They met and lived beside Cherokee, German, Scottish and English settlers who moved to the mountains from the Southern East Coast Tidewater, and African Americans who moved there from the Southern plantations before and after the Civil War.
At this one-evening-only performance, celebrate the evolution of a music, song, dance and way of life that grew from the multi-cultural tapestry of immigrants that came to call the Appalachian Mountains home.
Admission: Tier 1: $45 non-member / $36 member
Tier 2: $35 non-member / $28 member
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Tickets can be purchased at SymphonySpace.org or 212-864-5400
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