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East Durham, NY
MEMORIAL DAY
WEEKEND

Saturday May 27
Sunday May 28
2017 

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Dylan Foley, Dan Gurney & Pat Egan

Dylan Foley A 3-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion is a vibrant stylist whose playing has been called “impeccable and spirited.” Foley teaches privately, plays concerts, sessions and celli’s around the greater NY area. “One the finest Irish fiddlers of his generation.” – Brian Conway
Dan Gurney born in upstate New York to artist parents, first picked up an accordion by chance in a toy store. He learned Irish music from Galway-born concertina player Father Charlie Coen. After graduating from Harvard University in 2009, he lived in Galway for a year playing with the likes of Dolores Keane, Johnny Ringo McDonagh, Mick Conneely, Ronan O’Flaherty, and Brian McGrath. He has appeared on Public Radio International, at the International Accordion Festival, and has won nine medals at various Fleadh Cheoil music competitions.

Patrick Egan hails from Co Tipperary, Ireland. He started singing at an early age and after finishing school, Patrick discovered a thriving singing scene in his parish. It was there that he got to meet talented singers like Eamonn Long, John Norton, and Sylvie Stapelton. At O’Donohue’s pub in Dublin, he got to hear great music and singers. Out of this came the first group he was part of called “The Min”. He began playing with such musicians as Tom Doherty and Francis Lynn, and joining in on sessions seven nights a week. Patrick also played a tour with whistle player Olcan Masterson. They toured Europe and the United States and recorded an cassette tape called ” Westport Town”. Pat then went on to form the band “Sheeaun”with Tom Doherty, Kevin Hyde and Jorgen Fisher.
Patrick eventually move to USA, Patrick also taught at the many festivals giving guitar and singing workshops. The Catskills Irish Arts Week and Flatherty’s Irish Retreat are just two of the major festivals that he taught at during that time. Patrick won a Master Teacher grant from Maryland State Arts Council to teach Irish singing. Now living in Leesburg, Va., Patrick plays with many of the fine local musician in the DC – Northern Virginia area. In 2014, he won a Wammy (Washington Area Music Association) for best Traditional/Singer.


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