Past traditions meet a new style. Folk singer/songwriter Mickey Coleman is the latest sensation to hit the Irish folk music scene. A former champion Gaelic football player from County Tyrone, Coleman has a special talent for transforming poetic verses into heart-wrenching lyrics and delivering them with a captivating voice. The singer of such moving ballads as ‘The Holylands Belfast,” “The Brantry Boy” and “My Coalisland Girl” has already shared the stage with The Chieftains, Cara Dillon and other top Irish music performers. And like any good native of the Emerald Isle, he’s going to bring his talent to the New York Irish Center in Long Island City on November 9th.

Details: Mickey Coleman, New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Avenue, LIC, November 9th, 7:30 pm, $22/$11 for the unemployed, students and seniors.

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These guys honor tradition while breaking the mold. Jameson’s Revenge combines the sounds of a pin whistle, a fiddle, a flute and a guitar to create a funky, almost sweet-sounding form of Irish music that recalls a modern day in the Old Country. This Saturday, the lads take their act to Long Island City, where they will share the stage with 2012 Irish Music Awards winner Mickey Coleman, a folk singer from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland whose lyrics are influenced by the hardships that he experienced growing up in a country divided by religion. Details: Jameson’s Revenge in Concert, New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, June 29, 7:30 pm, $22, $11 for students, seniors and the unemployed.