Bound for Amerikay: The Irish Emigrant Experience with McDermott's Handy Premieres Sunday 3/14 2pmSunday March 14, 2021
Bound for Amerikay: The Irish Emigrant Experience with McDermott's Handy
Virtual Concert Premieres on Sunday, March 14 at 2:00pm - Thanks for your patience!
Everyone will have access at 2pm on Sunday 3/14 with THIS link!
Join us for songs and stories about the times of Irish immigrants leaving everything behind for the fabled land of freedom, with streets paved with gold and untold wealth and opportunity. Kathy DeAngelo and Dennis Gormley will perform from the Irish viewpoint, but in essence it is the story of every ethnic group who has struggled in their homeland against political upheaval and repression. Though they have endured grinding poverty and racial or religious persecution, they have persevered to build something better for their children, with a new life in America.
Enjoy this concert of traditional Irish music on fiddle, harp, flute, guitar, banjo, and tin whistle with the award-winning duet who have been performing together for more than 40 years.
A "handy" is a set of Irish tunes collected and titled in a person's honor. Gormley and DeAngelo began playing Irish music together in 1977 after both were mentored by the respected New Jersey fiddler Ed McDermott, whom they named their duo after. They are multi-instrumentalists and have performed hundreds of educational programs at schools, libraries, festivals and community events.
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Click HERE to access this program on our website, beginning at 2pm on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
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