Sponsored by The Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley. Go to http://www.icchv.org or Eventbrite for tickets. $30 (plus $2 fee to Eventbrite). The Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley is honored to welcome Irish musician Liam Ó Maonlaí back to Kingston on Friday, November 4th. Liam has been the charismatic front man for the internationally known band, The Hothouse Flowers, since their beginnings in the late 1980’s. He has honed his craft for decades and has earned his place as one of the most beloved and respected music carriers in Ireland. In addition to his two solo albums, Rian and To Be Touched, Liam’s recent projects include showcasing the songs of Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, and David Bowie in Irish Gaelic, touring the world as musical director for the dance performance, Rian, playing vibrant live shows with The Flowers, and collaborating with jazz singer Cassandra Wilson later this November at the Irish Center in Manhattan. Liam is an unforgettable performer who conveys sheer mastery in authentic Gaelic styles, original ballads, and blues-inspired rock and roll. He is a gifted singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who delivers the ethos of Ireland and the universality of the human soul.
The evening will begin at 7:30pm (doors open at 7) with music from Hudson Valley based Celtic group, the T McCann Band. The T McCann Band is an eclectic group of gentlemen musicians. They are known for their lively stage shows and their song & tune catalog reflects a fresh take on traditional Celtic music. Throughout the evening, there will also be supporting performances by dancers from The D’amby Project, based in Red Hook, NY. Founded in 2012, The D’amby Project offers dance classes beginning with traditional Irish training, advancing to contemporary. The Great Room upstairs at the Arts Society of Kingston offers the perfect listening space to experience Liam and local guest performers. Expect a moving evening!
Light fare and refreshments will be provided.