Irish fiddle players Liz and Yvonne Kane, known as The Kane Sisters, will join the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann traditional Irish music session on Thursday, January 21, at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. The free session starts at 7:45 pm. BYOB. Musicians, dancers, singers and guests are welcomed.
From North Connemara, Ireland, Liz and Yvonne Kane are much respected musicians and educators. Liz, an All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion, and Yvonne first came to national and international prominence during the three year period in which they toured world-wide with accordion player Sharon Shannon as members of her band, The Woodchoppers. Soon after they released their first album, New York music critic Earle Hitchner wrote that it “is fine-honed unison fiddling by two musicians who know how to draw out the heat and light within a melody.” In May, The Kane Sisters will join Joanie Madden’s Folk‘N Irish Cruise, along with many other renowned traditional Irish musicians. When not touring, Liz and Yvonne teach music in the west of Ireland.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was founded in 1951 in Ireland to promote Irish traditional music, song, dance and language. Today there are 415 branches worldwide and over two million people attend Comhaltas functions each year.
For information call Tim Quinn at 203-257-8737.