Their FIRST time ever appearance in Buffalo! En route to the Catskills Irish Arts Week, Eileen Gannon on harp and Eimear Arkins on fiddle and song will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean nos songs and toe tappers.
Performance on July 7th at 8PM at the Buffalo Irish Center – Tickets are only $15 ($12 for CCE members) $5 for children under 16.
For workshops with either artist, please call 716-536-0490 no later than Thursday July 5! They are free for members, $10 for all others.
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. This past summer, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. www.eileengannon.com
Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Her debut album, What’s Next, will be released early summer 2018. www.eimeararkins.com
Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France