Traditional Irish Music
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelors degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a masters degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. This past summer, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. www.eileengannon.com
Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. www.eimeararkins.com
Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St. Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world, including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St. Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; OFlaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty toe-tapping dance tunes to liven up your St. Patricks Day!
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