Join us in welcoming acclaimed musicians...
Myles from Dublin
Join us in welcoming Irish folk musician John Walsh and his musical group, Myles from Dublin, for an evening of music and merriment. John Walsh, banjo & vocals, is an accomplished musician and astute historian of his craft. John is considered to be the state of Alaska’s foremost authority on traditional Irish music and culture. John will be joined by fabulous Rose Flanagan on the fiddle and the renowned Pat Broaders on bouzouki & vocals.
Doors open at 6 pm. The concert begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday the 21st of January.
Rose originally began Irish music lessons with Martin Mulvihill while growing up in the Bronx. She further developed her New York Sligo style of fiddling with the help of family friend and mentor Sligo fiddler Martin Wynne and her brother, renowned fiddle master, Brian Conway. Rose was recently introduced into the Mid-Atlantic Region CCE hall of fame alongside her father, Jim and brother Brian. Rose has been an instructor at the Alaska fiddle camp, The Augusta Heritage Irish Week, The Catskills Irish Arts week, Colorado Roots Camp, Centrum Fiddle Tunes, Fiddle and Pick Irish Camp, Mad for Trad week, The O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, and The Swannanoa Celtic Gathering in the U.S.
Dublin native, John Walsh, likes to say he was a late-comer to the music. He is an acclaimed tenor banjoist, mandolinist, and vocal performer who has been perfecting his craft for over 40 years. Although he grew up in a musical family, he didn't start playing banjo till around 1981. After leaving school in the seventies, John turned to fishing for full-time employment. It's from this community that he found, and still finds to some degree, his extensive repertoire of tunes and songs. John was on the Speakers Bureau of the Alaska Humanities Forum and is considered to be the “state's foremost authority on traditional Irish music & culture.” Over the year’s John has performed at various schools and libraries around the state, and has toured extensively in the lower 48. John’s playing style has many influences, but his major influence would have to be Barney McKenna : “The man who put the banjo on the map in Irish Music.”
Pat Broaders grew up in Dublin, the son of parents from Wexford. He began his journey in traditional music at the age of eight, and attended the School of Music in Chatham Street in Dublin. He started out on the whistle, and later moved on to the uilleann pipes under the tutelage of Leon Rowsome. He took up the bouzouki in 1988, inspired by the sounds he grew up hearing from bands like Planxty, and the popularity of the instrument in Dublin’s vibrant traditional music scene. Pat’s singing began naturally enough. His father was a singer, and having grown up around Dublin’s singing tradition, it was a natural step for him. Pat’s repertoire today reflects his interest in the great songs of the Irish tradition as well as songs and ballads from the English and Scottish traditions.