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 both Saturday and Sunday
* 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 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!
Liz Carroll, Patrick Ourceau, Rose Flanagan, fiddle; Billy McComiskey, button accordion; Sean Gavin, Ben Power, flute & tin whistle; Michael Stribling, Uilleann pipes; Jim Eagan, fiddle; Eamon O'Leary, banjo/mandolin; Pat Egan, songs; Christian Stevens, concertina; Donna Long, piano; Myron Bretholz, bodhran; Josh Dukes, guitar; Shannon Dunne, Sean-nos dance, and kids tin whistle & Irish music basics, Megan Downes, dance... and more!