This group is bi-country, multi-talented and poly-harmonic, but they are also super unique. Siusan O’Rourke and Zig Zeitler, a married couple nominated as Top Duo by the Irish Music Association, will peform with folk singer/songwriter Donie Carroll (second from right above) and John Nolan (below), the 1982 All Ireland Champion in the button accordion category this Saturday at the New York Irish Center. All four musicians split time between Ireland and New York, and their styles reflect a love of both cultures. And since times are hard, the Long Island City venue will offer half-price admission to the unemployed, students and seniors.
Details: Irish Music Night, New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, January 11th, 7:30 pm, $22/$11 the unemployed, seniors and students.
Image Source: New York Irish Center
Cork County native Donie Carroll began his musical career during the great Irish ballad boom of the 1960s. Within a decade, his solo career as a traditional folk singer and entertainer took off, with annual residencies at seaside resorts and small festivals on the Emerald Isle. In the early 1990s, he moved to New York City, where he became a legend at Kate Kearney’s, a now-closed Manhattan bar, eventually joining the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra. On February 22 at the New York Irish Center in LIC, Carroll will jam with other Irish musicians, dancers and skilled storytellers in a night for lovers of Irish music and culture.