Dylan Foley and Dan Gurney

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Dylan Foley and Dan Gurney

Time: April 30, 2016 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: St David's Church, North Co Dublin
Street: Kilsallaghan
City/Town: co dublin
Phone: 085 1459364
Event Type: trad, gig
Organized By: ronan lawless, Jacqui Martin
Latest Activity: Apr 5, 2016

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We are delighted to announce an upcoming concert featuring two of America's finest traditional Irish musicians: Dylan Foley (Fiddle) and Dan Gurney (Accordion). They will be promoting their new album " Irish music from the Hudson Valley"
Venue : St David's Church, Kilsallaghan, Co Dublin.
Date: April 30th
Time:  8:00pm
Admission: €10
Ronan : 085 1459364.   
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Dylan Foley, A 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies) and counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences. He is a vibrant stylist whose playing has been called “impeccable and spirited.” Dylan has performed at Lincoln Center, Joanie Madden’s Folk N’ Irish Cruise, Austin Celtic Festival, at Gracie Mansion for NYC Mayor Bloomberg, on Jay Unger’s Dancing On the Air show on WAMC, also Foley has been featured on Irish Television channels RTE and TG4’s fleadh programme. At age 12, Dylan made an appearance on the HBO special “The Music In Me”. With the the help of Irish Aid, In january 2013, Foley travelled with Dr. Mick Moloney (NYU Ethnomusicologist and Folklorist)  to Vietnam in order to bring Irish music, song, dance and culture to those who were effected by Agent Orange and other Vietnam War atrocities. Dylan also performed with Mick Moloney, Joanie Madden, Bobby Hicks, Matt Molloy and Sharon Shannon.

He has also taught and performed at the Catskills Irish Arts Week, CCE MAD week and Elkins Irish Week. In March 2012, Foley released his debut solo album, “Hup!” featuring Brendan Dolan (piano) and Josh Dukes. Since then Foley has released 2 stellar albums with the award winning quartet 'The Yanks' (who were #1 on the bandcamp download charts). Dylan has most recently recorded a duo album with accorionist and CEO of Concert Window, Dan Gurney call 'Irish Music in the Hudson Valley' giving thanks to their mentors Fr. Charlie Coen and Mike McHale. Now, at the age of 24, Foley teaches privately, plays concerts and sessions around the greater NY area and abroad.
“One the finest Irish fiddlers of his generation.” – Brian Conway

Dan Gurney, born in upstate New York to artist parents, first picked up an accordion by chance in a toy store. He learned Irish music from Galway-born concertina player Father Charlie Coen. Over the years he has also been heavily influenced by Billy McComiskey, Jimmy Noonan, John Whelan, Joe Derrane, and John Nolan, among many others. After graduating from Harvard University in 2009, he lived in Galway for a year playing with the likes of Dolores Keane, Johnny Ringo McDonagh, Mick Conneely, Ronan O’Flaherty, and Brian Mc Grath. He has appeared on Public Radio International, at the International Accordion Festival, and has won nine medals at various Fleadh Cheoil music competitions.

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