In the “olde days” in Ireland, music was written and performed using traditional instruments like the fiddle and tin whistle. Emigrants from Ireland brought these instruments and their repertoire to the United States, giving rise to what we know as Irish American folk music.
The Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick, will present Irish Music in America on Fri., Mar. 8 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Barry Wiesenfeld, Brian Conway and Tim Harte who will lead the audience on a musical journey from Ireland to the New World.
Brian Conway, a premier Irish-American fiddler, performs with a skill, grace and force that are steeped in tradition but distinctively his own. Well known in the Irish/Celtic community, Conway has won numerous All-Ireland fiddling competitions and has been called one of the best fiddlers of his generation. Nothing is missed or missing in Brian Conway’s Sligo-style fiddling.
Barry Wiesenfeld has performed on bass, flute and vocals in Irish concerts both here and in Ireland. He has accompanied or shared the stage with The Chieftains, Tommy Makem, Carl Corcoran, James Keane and many others.
Tim Harte is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist. He was raised on ditties sung by his dad and has been performing those ditties and more for decades at over 100 venues throughout the tri-state area.
To register to attend call the Library at 986-1047, ext. 3 or visit www.albertwisnerlibrary.org.