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Summer Music Series
Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30
Register July 1st
*All in-person events are held in compliance with the Governor's Executive Orders and are subject to change if guidance changes.*
We hope you will enjoy these outdoor performances (weather permitting). Limited to 50 people. You must bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. We will monitor for social distancing. No refreshments will be served; but you are welcome to bring your own!
About the Performers:
Sean and Deirdre Murtha, of Norwalk, CT met in the vibrant Irish music scene of NYC in the 1990’s. They enjoy connecting Irish traditional to Old-time Appalachian and Maritime music, tracing common folk through song who have traveled for work, pleasure, or simply to find a better life. From ballads to songs of immigration to lively dance tunes, the Murthas sing in harmony and play a variety of instruments, including fiddle, banjo, bouzouki, guitar, bodhran, mandolin, dulcimer, tin whistle, harmonica, ukelele, and piano. Deirdre has been singing maritime music with The New York Packet and The Johnson Girls for over 20 years. She and Sean host a monthly Chantey Sing in Rowayton, CT and continue to attend Irish traditional music sessions in the tri-state area.
Dan and Bonnie Milner sing traditional Irish, Irish-American and maritime songs, solo and in unaccompanied harmony. Dan, a geography professor and world traveler, grew up in a singing Irish family in Birmingham England, Ballybunion, Ireland and Brooklyn, New York. His Smithsonian Folkways CD, Irish Pirates Ballads, received 2 Indie Award nominations in 2011. Bonnie’s interest in sea songs was sparked by hearing shanties sung at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and carried further by her friendship with the last working shantyman, Stan Hugill. She is a member of the renowned, all-woman quartet, The Johnson Girls. Dan and Bonnie have toured extensively in Europe and North America.
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