June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Series (See All)$20 – $40
To celebrate the longest night of the year, we have a special two-day music festival! Come to both nights or just one, but celebrate the Midsummer Solstice with some of Ireland’s finest musicians!
On Wednesday, fiddle player Brendan Mulvihill, banjo player Angelina Carberry, and button accordion player Dan Brouder will perform in concert for the first time together on tour in the US. The three musicians will present tunes from the newly released Martin Mulvihill Collection, a comprehensive set of over 2,300 traditional Irish tunes compiled by Brendan’s father – National Heritage Fellow and renowned fiddle teacher, Martin Mulvihill.
Then on Thursday night, Canadian-based, Irish folk singer-songwriter Michael Darcy will perform with his new band The Atlantic Tramps! Drawing from the well of rich Irish music that he grew up with in County Clare, and inspired by gritty American songwriters like John Prine & Guy Clark, Michael Darcy creates a whirlwind of folk traditions — where greengrass meets bluegrass. Irish Music Magazine raved that “Darcy’s originals sit so comfortably within the genre that you’d swear they’ve been around for generations.” Their newest album Down to the Roots also garnered a 2023 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for ‘Traditional Singer of the Year.’
The two concerts will be performed in the Michael Flanagan Irish Music Heritage Theater in the museum. Booking in advance is highly recommended as seats are strictly limited. Tickets are $20 for Wednesday night and $25 for Thursday night, or $40 for both and can be purchased here.