FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission
An Evening of Traditional Irish Music,
Song & Dance
FEBRUARY 20, 2014 – The Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey in association with the City of South Amboy and the South Amboy Parade Committee would like you to join us in celebrating 20 years of traditional Irish music and dance in Middlesex County as performed by Mick Moloney & Friends. Mr. Moloney, a National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship Honoree, will be accompanied by a great line up of Traditional Irish musicians as part of this celebratory event.
This free program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at South Amboy High School, 200 Governor Hoffman Plaza in South Amboy.
Mick Moloney, an accomplished singer and musician, has recorded over 40 albums of traditional music. He has hosted and performed in numerous television/film productions. He has taught ethnomusicology, folklore and Irish studies courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown and Villanova Universities and currently is Global Distinguished Professor of Music and Irish Studies at New York University. Joining Mick will be:
Cleek Schrey, Appalachian fiddler,
Michelle Mulcahy, All Ireland Harp & Concertina Champion
Jerry O’Sullivan, Uilleann pipes
Martin O’Connell, Button Accordion
Dana Lyn, Fiddle
Niall O’Leary, Step Dancer
This program is offered free of charge; however, registration is required. Ask for a Directions sheet when you register. Watch for “Irish Concert” directional signs in South Amboy. A reception will be held in honor of Mr. Moloney following the program.
“I commend The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for offering such a diverse array of programming.” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “It really strengthens our cultural offerings.”
Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said: “Middlesex County is very proud of its unique and diverse communities. By celebrating this diversity we enrich our own lives and those of future generations.”
For more information and to register for this free program, please call the Commission, 732-745-4489. Persons with hearing disabilities may call 732-745-3888 (TTY users only), or 711, the New Jersey Relay System. South Amboy High School is an accessible site. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during the program. An American Sign Language interpreter is available with a two-week advance request. For changes due to inclement weather, please call our Weather Line, 732-296-8966, on the day of the scheduled program.
This program is funded by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.