Midtown Manhattan’s Irish Arts Center has curated some music shows this season. On November 7, they host a performance by pianist Isabelle O’Connell. Mid-month, they will hold the 7th annual New York Trad Fest. And from December 11-15, they celebrate the holidays with their 13th annual Winter Solstice. Tickets are on sale now.
Isabelle O’Connell: November 7
Dublin-born contemporary pianist Isabelle O’Connell, who has performed engagements at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Ireland’s National Concert Hall, takes Irish Arts Center audiences on an intimate journey into her exciting repertoire of 20th and 21st century music, featuring work by eminent Irish composers including Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Bill Whelan, Seóirse Bodley, Jane O’Leary, and Siobhán Cleary.
7th Annual New York Trad Fest: November 16
Tony DeMarco brings together masters of Irish, Americana, bluegrass, and Cajun traditions at the annual Trad Fest. Kick off this citywide music festival at Irish Arts Center with Mickey Kelly, Cajun greats Kelli Jones and Joel Savoy, and Irish fiddle legend Eileen Ivers with her musical partner Matty Mancuso.
Winter Solstice: December 11-15
Irish Arts Center’s 13th annual holiday gathering returns to its heart and hearth. Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and The Green Fields of America gather a host of special guests in Irish Arts Center’s intimate 51st Street home for six spirited performances of reels, jigs, songs and stories in a musical celebration of Christmas and midwinter traditions from Ireland and around the world.