Green Fields of America and Calan
Friday, October 21, 2022
Doors: 7 PM | Show: 8 PM
Peter Norton Symphony Space – 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), Manhattan
Tickets: $30 | $40 | $55
Presented in partnership with Irish Arts Center
This special double-bill presentation is an epic coming together of two extraordinary groups representing the very best in what they do. For over forty years Green Fields of America has been performing traditional Irish music and dance around the world. Founded by the decorated musician and folklorist Mick Moloney, over the years the supergroup has included such celtic luminaries as the late Dennis Cahill, Seamus Egan, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, and dancer Michael Flatley (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance), among others. The current lineup of talented musicians will be joined by Calan, who has emerged over the last decade as the most accomplished and exciting group of young artists – an “un-traditionally traditional” Welsh band described by Folk Wales Magazine as “a storming juggernaut of cool” who are at the forefront of the renaissance of Welsh music and culture. Not in recent memory have these two great celtic traditions been presented together in New York City.
The ORIGINS series features artists who delve into the folklore and roots of their respective culture’s music to tell the story of their origins, preserving and affirming cultural identities and legacies.