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Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010

Severn 08 Mar 10 - 08:04 PM
Joe Offer 09 Mar 10 - 03:04 PM
Severn 11 Mar 10 - 11:09 PM
Ron Davies 13 Mar 10 - 12:49 PM
Ron Davies 13 Mar 10 - 12:51 PM
Ron Davies 13 Mar 10 - 02:21 PM
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Subject: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 3/12/10
From: Severn
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 08:04 PM

If you're anywhere near the area surrounding Washington DC, Baltimore and Annapolis and you're looking for the best way to observe St Patrick's Day, possibly your best option would be to join us at a new concert venue in Takoma Park and hear NEA National Heritage Award Winner MICK MOLONEY & ATHENA TERGIS at the

Takoma Metro Arts Center
6925 Willow Street, NW
Washington DC 20012

(just two blocks away from the Takoma Park Metro Station)

FRIDAY, MARCH 12 at 8pm

$15 in advance at asalondc.org
$18 at the door


202-882-0740 asalondc@gmail.com

Come hear noted Folklorist/Singer/Multi-Instrumentalist MICK MOLONEY, a man instrumental in the spread of traditional Irish music in the US and join us in launching a new listening space.

See you there!


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Subject: RE: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 03:04 PM

Mick's Website is http://www.mickmoloney.com/. It's a little out of date, but it has some great sound clips. Mick's recordings are always interesting - when you hear him, you know you're getting the real thing. Wish I could go to the concert.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010
From: Severn
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 11:09 PM

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Subject: RE: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010
From: Ron Davies
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 12:49 PM

The Mick Maloney concert last night was a pure delight.    He was there with Athena (don't know last name)--a dynamite Irish fiddler, who swayed with the music, played her 5-string fiddle like an Irish dream, and beamed all the way through, and Zan McLeod, one of our best and most versatile local guitarists.   And nobody else--no drums, no synthesizers, no ethereal chorus. Just the straight stuff.

Mick believes in doing it right.

A great mix of songs and tunes mostly with Irish and Irish-American flavor--McNalty's Row of Flats, The Irish Volunteer, etc, but also some others, including some from one of his CD's called "If It Wasn't For the Irish and the Jews"--pointing out how US popular music owed a lot to first the Irish and then the Jews.

Great stories about Harrigan and Hart--and others.   Growing up in Ireland, baffled by Bing Crosby and Irish-American songs, since there was "nothing about digging potatoes in the rain".   Talking about the "Bucket of Blood" in New York City--"the black Marias were lined up like taxicabs". And so many other stories and information.

Wonderful, wonderful musician and entertainer, as well as a fascinating folklorist.   And more than ably assisted by his two companions.

Mick--or either of the others--is not to be missed if you ever have the chance to see him.

And you can get a lot of his music of course on CD--perhaps CAMSCO?


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Subject: RE: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010
From: Ron Davies
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 12:51 PM

Athena is an American--but has wonderfully captured the flavor of Celtic music in her entire approach--and has at least one CD also.


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Subject: RE: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010
From: Ron Davies
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 02:21 PM

Mick Moloney has received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and been named "best tenor banjo player" by Frets Magazine (1999).   I think he played tenor banjo, bouzouki and mandolin last night-- in addition to singing, of course.

"Barry Manilow" was unfair. Perhaps the poster prefers his Irish music infested with drum machines, backed by disembodied choruses and/or graced by synthesizers.

There is in fact a middle ground between that approach and sean nos.   As I recall, Planxsty does not restrict itself to sean nos.   Nor does Mick Moloney.

And the SRO crowd last night certainly did appreciate the concert.

He will be on tour--traveling to the south of the US quite soon.


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Subject: RE: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 07:27 AM

Good to hear of the new venue. I am getting old and driving to Takoma Park for an 8 pm date from baltimore subburbs at the end of a working day with the work day commute is a bit of a trial- don't get old. (additionally combining the ticket price with truck gas and dinner down there somewhere things mount up for the debtor)

Takoma park is a great place. The new venue sounds great. I encourage one and all to attend. I would suggest that the venue consider mid day saturday and sunday events for the benefit of the old folks. I generally do better in the daytime....

Mick is a legend I will catch up with him sometime.


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Subject: RE: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010
From: Severn
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 04:52 PM

The beautiful and talented young fiddler that Ron Davies referred to is Athena Tergis who showed passion, drive, taste and touch. The excellant CD referred to is Athena Tergis-"A Letter Home" (Compass
7 4483 2), where she is backed by the likes of Billy McComiskey, John Doyle (who produced) Liz Carroll, Sharon Shannon, Natalie Haas, among others. She has played on a few of Mick's CDs and was part of the last recorded version of Green Fields Of America.

The unbilled Zan McLeod once again showed his ability to blend in with and enhance any situation he is put into, no matter the short notice.

The concert was the brainchild of John McLaughlin, English Professor and long time Folk Radio host, both an East Stroudsburg U. in Pennsylvania and now down here at University of Maryland on WMUC. His "Roots & Wings" show, co-hosted with Sean Riley, who does a blues segment, can be streamed live at 6am-8am Fridays and is also archived, available from
www.wumc.umd.edu

   

No new concerts are scheduled, but with the success of the first one, there definitely will be more. I'll post when there's further news.


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Subject: RE: Mick Moloney at new DC venue 12 March 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 04:15 PM

Haven't seen Mick Moloney since he and Paul Brady dropped in at Herga folk club one night when they were with the Johnstons and before they emigrated to the States... (we'd already seen them with the Johnstons when John Heydon booked them).

The British Isles' loss is obviously the USA's gain!

Kitty


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