ArtsWestchester presents a celebration of traditional Irish arts and culture in its White Plains gallery on February 11. This bonafide Irish House Party will feature a live music performance by Brian Conway, an accomplished fiddler of the Sligo tradition. Conway remains faithful to the rich styles that were passed down to him by masters in their field, but incorporates a skill and enthusiasm that make his performance style distinctively his own. A brief student concert will kick off the evening before Conway, along with special guests Mary Courtney and Brendan Dolan, performs tunes and songs from Irish culture. Guests will also be encouraged to participate during a traditional Ceili (kay-lee) dance. ArtsWestchester’s gallery, set in its historic landmark building, is an intimate performance space for live music, dance performances and other events. For more info on Irish House Party, visit: artsw.org/irishhouseparty.
A version of this article first appeared in the February 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Photo caption: Brian Conway (photo courtesy of the artist)