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House concert in the Wee Ceili Room – Copley Street
October 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$20
ALL seats are reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 at the door. The craic will start an hour prior to the show. Address given after reservations have been made.
Why? Joey Abarta’s cd release Copley Street
When? Sunday, October 29, 8pm show, doors and social starting at 7pm
Boston based Uilleann piper Joey Abarta and fiddler Nathan Gourley are two of America’s great young trad musicians, who have been playing music together daily since 2013. Their debut duo album, Copley Street, featuring Owen Marshall on Greek bouzouki, has an undeniable chemistry and demonstrates a nuanced understanding of each the other’s playing. Their music includes offbeat settings of well-known tunes and beautiful pieces that seem to languish in obscurity. “Copley Street” is a wonderful album from two stunning young players that adds to Boston’s rich history of traditional Irish music.
Originally from Southern California but now based in Boston, Joey is a talented multi-instrumentalist on the tin whistle and uilleann pipes. He earned All-Ireland honors on the pipes in 2009 and in 2014 became the first American piper to take first prize at the Oireachtas. Joey is a renown instructor in Comhaltas’s Boston Music School and last year received a teaching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He has toured with Mick Moloney’s Green Fields of America, performed with members of The Yanks, and performs frequently as a solo musician.
A former member of Chulrua, the Doon Ceili Band, the Two Tap Trio, and the Máirtín de Cógáin Project, Nathan Gourley started playing music at age five. While living in Minnesota he had the opportunity to collaborate with such renowned players as Paddy O’Brien of Chulrua, Daithi Sproule of Altan, Brian Miller of Bua, and Norah Rendell of The Outside Track. Now a resident of Boston, Nathan has recently released ‘Life Is All Checkered’ with Laura Feddersen and ‘The Truckley Howl’ with John Blake and Mairead Hurley.
Owen Marshall has performed and recorded with many of traditional music’s top performers including Aoife Clancy, Liz Carroll, Darol Anger, John Doyle, Andrea Beaton, Jerry Holland, Ari & Mia Friedman, his own traditional Irish trio “The Press Gang” and the acoustic trio “Haas, Walsh and Marshall”. His music has appeared on NPR’s “Thistle and Shamrock,” BBC television, and the back of his left elbow has appeared on MTV. In addition to being a respected performer, Owen is in demand at music camps throughout New England and the U.S., where he shares his approach to accompanying traditional music.