Traditional Irish music and dance around Baltimore, Maryland
Presents the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, April 10-12, 2015
BIAC Director, Laura Byrne
* Friday evening Faculty Concert at the Creative Alliance with musicians from around the U.S. and Ireland
* Saturday night Ceili with Billy McComiskey, Peter Fitzgerald and the Baltimore Washington Ceili Band
* 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.
The fourth annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will be held on April 10-12 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 Friday evening at the Creative Alliance, workshops on Saturday, a Ceili on Saturday night with music by Billy McComiskey, Peter Fitzgerald and the Baltimore Washington Ceili Band, a tune teach on Sunday and sessions all weekend long!
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
Check out the Performers page for bios.