Sliabh Sandia CCE is proud to co-sponsor the New Mexico tour of Annemarie Ní Churreáin. She is a poet and writer from Donegal, Ireland. Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. She is the recipient of literary fellowships from Akademie Schloss Solitude, Jack Kerouac House Orlando, and Hawthornden Castle Scotland. In 2016, Annemarie was the recipient of a Next Generation Artists Award from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Wednesday, February 13. 7pm – 9pm. To register, email Jim Crowley. Location TBD but probably at Jim Crowley’s house. Check back for update. Cost: $35. Payment at the door. Please bring cash as we are not able to accept Credit or Debit cards.
Randall will be giving an Irish Fiddle workshop/ masterclass. Randall is a master teacher, and his workshops are quite fun and insightful, as many locally can attest. Instruction will be at the intermediate/ advanced fiddle level.
Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM At Tortuga: 901 Edith Blvd SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 Tickets at the door $20 or online here.
Randal Bays & John Coyne bring power and passion to the traditional music of Ireland to the Tortuga gallery in Albuquerque, playing the old music with an intensity not usually heard outside of a late night pub session in Ireland. Fiddle tunes… the reels and the jigs that are the hallmark of the Irish tradition, plus a great selection of songs, a few stories (some true), often a guest musician or dancer jumping in… all of this delivered with a heartfelt wish to share this magnificent tradition with their audience.
Randal lives in Seattle and has been seriously obsessed with Irish fiddle music for… well, let’s say a very long time. He’s recorded and toured in the US, Ireland and Europe with Martin Hayes, Daithí Sproule James Kelly and many more. As Fiddler Magazine says, “Randal Bays is one of the finest Irish fiddlers one could ever hope to hear.”
John Coyne hails from Limerick, Ireland 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 including Mary McNamara, Mickey Dunne and Frankie Gavin.
Up and coming Albuquerque fiddle star Grace Broadhead and Scott Estes will open.