Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bodhran tutorial - Hornpipe rhythm

Free bodhran tutorial on video. Learn the hornpipe rhythm

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Anna Colliton (Bodhran) and Tony DeMarco (Fiddle)

Tiony DeMarco plays a set of reels, with accompaniment by Anna Colliton on bodhran

Irish Arts Center’ Bodhrán instructor films Irish scene for 'Gossip Girl'

English: Gossip Girl TV series logo.Image via WikipediaOne of America’s leading bodhrán players is to be featured in the popular CWTV show “Gossip Girl” which is filmed in New York.

Anna Colliton, teaches advanced bodhrán, a traditional Irish drum at the Irish Arts Center in New York, is filming an Irish scene on Gossip Girl this week.

The Irish Arts Center tweeted the news on Wednesday morning; “IAC Bodhrán instructor, Anna Colliton, is filming an Irish scene on Gossip Girl this week. Look out for her in future episodes!”

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Evening of Irish culture planned

Trim castle is an Anglo-Norman castle. COUNTY ...Image via WikipediaWILLISTON The James Memorial Art Center presents an evening of Irish culture featuring music, traditions and food with Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater, a husband-and-wife team from County Meath, Ireland, on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.

In preparation for the James' upcoming "Key Ingredients" exhibition which deals with America's food culture, the reception following the program features tea direct from Ireland, scones and apple tart, all components of Irish food culture. There will be a $5 admission charge per person for the evening's program.

Dearbhail Finnegan is a qualified music teacher and performs professionally worldwide playing the Irish harp. She has had the honor of playing for President Clinton at the White House and is delighted to introduce the music, dance and folk art of Ireland. She has many solo albums to her credit and is the featured harpist at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.

Robin Slater trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, England and has performed in many London West End theater productions including "42nd Street" and "Cats." He developed an interest in traditional Irish music and instruments and plays the Irish drum and the silver flute. He has played in major festivals, concerts and events in Ireland.

Finnegan and Slater are touring under the auspices of the Cultural Kaleidoscope of Kansas City, Mo. They will be in residence at St. Joseph's School the week of Jan. 9-13.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Men of Worth concert is Jan. 13 at LCSC

Margarita @LCSCImage by colleen_taugher via FlickrIrish and Scottish folk music duo Men of Worth will play at the Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available through LCSC Community Events located at 415 Main Street in Lewiston; through Community Programs in the Sam Glenn Complex at Lewis-Clark State College, or online through Tickets West.

Men of Worth perform music considered to be at the traditional end of the Celtic music spectrum. During performances, Scotsman Donnie Macdonald sings some in his native Gaelic; while Irishman James Keigher includes time-polished pieces saved from the oral traditions of his native County Mayo. Their tunes and songs are authentic and closely connected to their heritage.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for juniors and seniors, and free for LCSC students with Warrior ID.

The musicians each play a handful of instruments including the mandolin, guitar, concertina and bodhran, a handheld drum. They have played at concerts all across the US, from Alaska to Texas.

The event is part of the ongoing CECE Silverthorne Artist’s Series which provides students of Lewis-Clark State College, as well as the surrounding community, with exposure to cultural and educational experiences through presentations of performing arts.

For more information, visit or call 208-792-2447.

College Communications - Lewis-Clark State College