October 11, 2015
New York-based musicians Dylan Foley (fiddle) and Dan Gurney (button accordion) are Hudson Valley natives, raised amidst the strong musical tradition of the Catskills. Join them for an evening of tunes as they launch their new album Irish Music from the Hudson Valley, which features Alec Finn on bouzouki and Brian McGrath on piano. The album is dedicated to Mike McHale and Father Charlie Coen, two influential musicians who emigrated from Ireland to the Hudson Valley region of New York state and taught Dylan and Dan their music. At this special event, Fr. Charlie will be joining Dylan and Dan on concertina and flute to celebrate the tradition’s ongoing journey.
“Among the manyfold pleasures of this album are the thoughtful acknowledgements by the duo of their music teachers and other key sources of inspiration. The greatest joy for any teacher is to witness the full flowering of his or her charges… [they] can take justified pride in the accomplishments of Dan and Dylan, two pupils hungry enough and smart enough to absorb their tutelage and put it into impressive practice.” –Earle Hitchner, former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Irish Echo
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