September 19 at 7:30pm – Áine Minogue
As traditional Irish music and dance continue to enjoy phenomenal success both here and in Ireland, Áine Minogue is an artist who has long explored its themes and who captures its very essence. Her voice reflects the lyricism and richness to be found in Irish music, mythology and poetry with a voice undeniably her own and a diverse group of instruments that add to the traditional flavor of her work.
Born in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Áine’s large musical family encouraged her to pursue a number of different instruments during her youth (which explains her obvious skill at arranging). They played together as a family and attended fleadhs (traditional music festivals). But it was at the age of twelve while at boarding school in County Galway that Áine discovered her true love – the harp – which she decided to pursue in lieu of the others. After completing school she spent three years developing her talent as a harpist at Bunratty Castle, County Clare, then moved to the United States, settling in New England.
Áine’s harp has entertained Presidents and Prime Ministers. She is a regular performer at folk festivals and concerts throughout the world. Her recordings include The Mysts of Time, Between the Worlds, Circle of the Sun, Celtic Meditation Music, Celtic Lamentations, Celtic Pilgrimage (2008) and most recently a collaboration with filmmaker Michael Yip entitled Winter, A Meditation (DVD, 2009)
September 26 at 7:30pm – Ted Decolo – concert
October 3 at 7:30pm - Richard Busch, piano - Richard is an accomplished composer, pianist and a Julliard graduate. He has received grants in composition from the National Endowment for the Arts and was a noted conductor and choral director for many years in Massachusetts. He also performs in New England and England with British pianist Michael Bawtree in classical piano music concerts for four hands. Richard, for many years a resident of Cape Cod, now also lives in Fort Myers, Florida.