Green Fields of America with The StepCrew to perform at Celtic Connections 2011

Mick Moloney‘s Green Fields of America
Green Fields of America will perform on Friday, January 14th at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium.

Originally formed in 1978 by the Limerick-born musician and scholar Mick Moloney, as the first contemporary ensemble to unite Irish vocal, instrumental and dance traditions, The Green Fields of America vividly highlights these treasures against the wider backdrop of Irish-American social history.

Spanning styles and eras from sean-nòs to vaudeville, crossroads dancing to Riverdance, the group’s evolving membership has included many major Irish stars, and currently comprises Robbie O’Connell (guitar/vocals), Athena Tergis (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion) and John Doyle (guitar), with Moloney himself on banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals, plus an elite stepdancing squad.

The StepCrew are the very latest percussive dance sensation to take the United States by storm, a fancy-footwork fusion of Ottawa Valley stepdancing, Irish stepdance and modern tap. Showcasing such awesome talents as Chieftains sidekicks Cara Butler and Jon and Nathan Pilatzke, their reinvented traditional routines and dazzling original choreography are backed by a powerhouse five-piece band and acclaimed singer Alyth McCormack.

Recordings available:

Green Fields of America with The StepCrew
Fri 14 January, 7:30pm
£20, £18
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Celtic Connections tickets are available at:

Online www.celticconnections.com
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs
Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Author: World Music Central News Department

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