Traditional Irish music and dance around Baltimore, Maryland
BIAC Director, Laura Byrne
* Saturday evening Faculty Concert at the Creative Alliance with musicians from around the U.S. and Ireland
* Music and Dance Workshops
* Sessions, sessions and more sessions!
Created and led by Baltimore resident musician Laura Byrne, Baltimore Irish Arts Center was founded in 2001. Our purpose is to ensure the longevity of Baltimore's vibrant traditional Irish music scene through promotion, accessibility and education. Small group classes are held intermittently throughout the year and we also host the annual Baltimore Irish Trad Festival which was started in 2012.
Join us for an entertaining evening of some of the Baltimore/Washington area's finest Irish traditional music! Featuring greats such as Billy & Sean McComiskey (button accordion),Donna Long (piano & fiddle), Jim Eagan (fiddle), Laura Byrne (flute), Matt Mulqeen (piano), Shannon Dunne (dance), and MORE! There will be dancing, music, a silent auction and other events to be announced.
All proceeds will benefit the 5th annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest.
For tickets visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2476486
Can't make it to the fundraiser but would still like to donate? Please visit our donation page, and Thank You for supporting Baltimore's traditional Irish music.
The fifth annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will be held on April 22-24 and again we'll be gathering some of the world's finest traditional Irish musicians to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. There will be an all-star concert on Saturday evening at the Creative Alliance, workshops on Saturday, a tune teach on Sunday and sessions all weekend long!
Feel free to browse this site for info about last year's festival and be sure to check back soon for more details about this year. Lineup will be announced and registration will open February 8th.
James Kelly, fiddle; Kevin Crawford, flute; Billy McComiskey, button accordion; Patrick Ourceau, fiddle; Kathleen Conneely, tin whistle; Michael Stribling, uilleann pipes; Jim Eagan, fiddle; Frank Claudy, flute/tin whistle; Peter Fitzgerald, banjo/mandolin; Pat Egan, songs; Alex Boatright, concertina; Donna Long, piano; Ben Power, bodhran; Josh Dukes, guitar; Shannon Dunne and Megan Downes, dance