Donal Clancy Irish Concert
Name: Donal Clancy Irish Concert
Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Join us for traditional Irish music with the critically-acclaimed Donal Clancy as he performs in concert and offers a guitar workshop at the Littlefield Celtic Center! Concert: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 7:00PM Workshop: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 10:00AM-12:00PM Donal Clancy is an acclaimed guitarist, singer and performer. His father and uncles of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem are often regarded as the first group to bring Irish folk song to a worldwide audience in the 1950's and 60’s. Dónal grew up in a household and community steeped in music. He spent his early childhood in Canada and the US before his family settled back in An Rinn, Co.Waterford in 1983. His father gave him his first guitar at the age of eight and he was playing professionally by his early teens. After returning from a residency at Delaney’s Irish Pub in Hong Kong in the mid-nineties, he co-founded the group Danú but left soon after to join a trio with his father, Liam, and cousin, Robbie O’Connell. In 1998, Dónal moved to New York where he became the go-to guitarist for many of the top Irish music acts. He contributed to albums and tours with Riverdance fiddler, Eileen Ivers and was guest guitarist with The Chieftains on their Tears of Stone Tour in Japan and the US in 1999. From 2000 – 2002 he was a member of the Irish-American super-group Solas and in 2003 he re-joined the group Danú who would go on to become one of the most successful Irish bands today. Members of the Celtic Arts Foundation enjoy a 20% discount on concert tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-416-4934 to receive the promotional code. Not a member? Join or renew here. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 7:00PM. The workshop will feature Irish guitar stylings to help Celtic musicians improve technique and learn new tunes in a small-class setting.