Thursday, October 15, 2009

Make That 4 Places at the Same Time: House Concert on Saturday

Saturday October 17:
That handsome face belongs to Brian Conway, who really knows how to play that fiddle he's holding with his left hand. You can watch him play it this Saturday at 8 p.m. as he and Brendan Dolan (piano, whistle, flute) perform a concert in Jodi Cormack's intimate living room here in Middletown.

Conway is a leading exponent of the highly ornamented Sligo fiddling style made famous by the late Michael Coleman. The winner of two All- Ireland junior titles in 1973 and 1974 and the All-Ireland senior championship of 1986, Brian's early studies were with his father Jim of Plumbridge County Tyrone and with Limerick born fiddler/teacher Martin Mulvihill.

Dolan has worked with accordionist John Whelan, singer/songwriter Cathie Ryan, Andy Statman, Itzhak Perlman, and the group Atlantic Bridge, which also featured former Solas vocalist Karan Casey. He is currently earning a degree from the Jazz Studies program at SUNY New Paltz, and plays at many ceilis and concerts with various groups around the New York area.

For more information and to obtain tickets (seating is limited and these shows are quite popular), call 860-983-7963 or email to

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