Queens Rocks the Irish Music Scene and the Star Spangled Banner on Friday


    Friday Nights + Live Music =  Delightful Bliss. On September 5th, Mickey Coleman will pay a visit to the New York Irish Center. A former all-Ireland Gaelic football medalist from County Tyrone, Coleman is the latest folk singer/songwriter to make a splash on the Irish music scene. He has an innate talent for penning ditties which speak of his love for his native country matched with a fine, soulful voice. He will share the stage with special guest Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde, a traditional Irish music singer with a light, airy voice and an easygoing, conversational stage presence. (He sings in English and Gaelic.)

    Meanwhile at the other end of the 7 train, Flushing Town Hall will host the Five Boroughs Music Festival, a recital series hosted by the Casement Fund, which encourages creative writing, poetry, and the written word as it relates to music. On this night, four highly acclaimed young vocalists — Caitlin Lynch, soprano; Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano; Michael Slattery, tenor; and Sidney Outlaw, baritone — will join pianist Spencer Myer to celebrate the 200th birthday of The Star Spangled Banner. They will also track the progression of popular American song over the last two centuries.

    Details after the jump.

    Details: Mickey Coleman in Concert, New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, September 5th, 7:30 pm, $22/$15 for students, seniors, and the unemployed.

    Bonus details: Five Boroughs Music Festival: 200 Years of American Song, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, September 5th, 8 pm, $25/$20 for members and Queens residents/$10 for students.

    Photo: New York Irish Center

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