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House Concert In Middletown

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I'm posting this on behald of Linda Mann:

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Another very exciting House Concert is coming up in Middletown:

 

MICHAEL ROONEY (harp, concertina) & JUNE MCCORMACK (flute)

 

DATE: FRI. Oct 8

TIME: 8 PM

VENUE: 145 Margarite Rd. Ext. (Please find Directions at end of this email or ring Jody)

SUGGESTED DONATIONS: $20, $10 conc.

 

For RESERVATIONS please contact

Jody Cormack Viswanathan at 860-346-4422 or 860-685-3826.

 

"The playing by Michael Rooney and June McCormack ... indeed casts a spell--not the kind that puts you in a coma, but the kind that provides sustained, seamless pleasure." (Earl Hitchner)

 

I feel truly honored to have these outstanding young musicians perform in "our own humble four walls," having admired their unique musicianship for a long time. Don't miss an evening of magic music!

 

Please find more artist info and directions below.

 

Also, on a short notice, there'll be another not to be missed concert this Tuesday, Sep 21 on the Wesleyan Campus. Swedish Band VASEN will be performing in the Multi Purpose Room in the Student Center on Church Street at 8pm. Visit

http://www.drone.se/english/vasen.html for band info. A student organization, the World Music Collective is putting on the gig and I am totally psyched about it! You can call the Wesleyan Coordinator's Office for Directions (860-685-2280).

 

Further Upcoming events will include a fund raising event for our house concert series in November (we had to reschedule from the original date and will let you know more details soon).

 

Old-timey fiddler/singer/guitarist BRUCE MOLSKY is playing a solo acoustic show on Sun, Nov 7 at 3pm in Russel House/Wesleyan Campus. The gig is FREE and there'll be a lovely coffee/snack reception after the gig.

 

Scottish guitar wizard TONI MCMANUS and BRUCE MOLSKY will be playing Wesleyan on Dec.2. More info soon.

Sin e for now.

Look forward to seeing you Oct. 8th.

 

All the best,

Anna

 

Michael Rooney

 

Michael comes from Co. Monaghan. He is a music graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast. Michael is an internationally recognized harpist and concertina player, as well as a tutor and producer on the Irish musical scene. He is also a well known composer of traditional Irish music in Ireland, and many of his compositions can be heard on his CD ‘Ocras’. Michael spent three years working for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, and produced the Comhaltas tours of Britain, Ireland and America during that time.

 

He is senior All-Ireland Champion on the harp and winner of the prestigious Granard and Keadue harp competitions on several occasions. He recorded with ‘The Chieftains’ on their Grammy award wining CD entitled ‘The Celtic Harp’ and toured the US with the group.

He is senior All-Ireland Champion on the harp and winner of the prestigious Granard and Keadue harp competitions on several occasions. He recorded with ‘The Chieftains’ on their Grammy award wining CD entitled ‘The Celtic Harp’ and toured the US with the group.

 

 

June Mc Cormack

June comes from Ballintogher, Co. Sligo. She won the senior flute competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 1998. In the same year, June was presented with the Young Traditional Musician of the Year award by TG4 (Irish Language T.V. Channel). An album recorded with the group ‘Síona’, took Ireland by storm in 1998.

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

 

 

from north:

 

take Route 9 south to exit 11. Turn left at the end

of the ramp. Go through

blinking lights and past firehouse. Turn left at the

first set of traffic lights

(Millbrook Rd.). Go exactly one and a half miles.

Turn right onto Livingston Rd.

(landmark is Daniel's Farm on the left, just before

the turn. If you pass the

powerlines, you've gone too far!). Take Livingston

Rd., as it winds around a

little, to the first street on your left (Margarite

Rd. Ext.). Landmark is a stop

sign facing the other way. Number 145 Margarite Road

Ext. is the house at the fourth

mailbox, PAST the powerlines, on the right. The

house number 145 Margarite

Rd. Ext. is on the mailbox.

 

Same directions work from the south, except take

Route 9 north to exit 11.

 

 

Anna Falkenau

860-685-6397

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Another very exciting House Concert is coming up in Middletown:

Er... Middletown in which state or province?

The phone numbers tell me it's US or Canada, but I misplaced my Area Code list. :unsure:

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That would be the one in Connecticut, USA.

Ah. The last time I was there the Area Code was still 203 for the entire state of Connecticut, and 860 wouldn't have been a valid Area Code.

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I only vaguely knew the 860 area code (it was added after I moved away from Connecticut), but the clue of Wesleyan University being in Middletown helped.

 

:)

Steven

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