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Irish Music Concert - Christy McNamara/David Sidman

Jalopy Theatre
Mar 17 Through Mar 17 | Fri |
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Christy McNamara (concertina, button accordion) / David Sidman (guitar)

St. Patrick’s Day Sunday March 17, 4:00 pm Jalopy Theatre 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn (F/G to Carroll St) $15 adv/$20 door

Christy McNamara plays concertina & button accordion, & both his traditional & original tunes are some of the most beautiful & haunting ever to come out of East Clare. In a rare US visit, he’ll share tunes & their stories, incl originals from his recording “The Year of the Blizzard” (coming soon on CD/Vinyl/Bandcamp). He comes from a long line of musicians, including his father Joe who played with the Tulla Céílí Band as did his uncles Paddy and PJoe Hayes. His recordings include “The House I Was Reared In” (2007), & his book “The Living Note” received wide acclaim & features his photographs which have exhibited & received awards all over the world. David Sidman has been flat-picking Irish & Old-Time melodies for over 40 years, including for the sword-dance team Half Moon Sword & his own contra dance band David Sidman’s Elastic Band. He also co-hosts the weekly Tue night Irish session at Slainte in NYC. As a Jazz player, he has worked with the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, Leroy Jenkins, Rahn Burton, Ken McIntyre & many others, & his band Speak of the Sun has issued several recordings of his own compositions & performed at major festivals & clubs such as the JVC Jazz Festival & The Blue Note.

Venue: Jalopy Theatre

315 Columbia Street Map