Irish Arts Center’ Bodhrán instructor films Irish scene for 'Gossip Girl'


One of America’s leading bodhrán players is to be featured in the popular CWTV show “Gossip Girl” which is filmed in New York.

Anna Colliton, teaches advanced bodhrán, a traditional Irish drum at the Irish Arts Center in New York, is filming an Irish scene on Gossip Girl this week.

The Irish Arts Center tweeted the news on Wednesday morning; “IAC Bodhrán instructor, Anna Colliton, is filming an Irish scene on Gossip Girl this week. Look out for her in future episodes!”
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Colliton has taught and performed at festivals across the country, including Milwaukee Irish Fest, Chicago Celtic Fest, the New York Irish Dance Festival, the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, and the Dollywood Festival of Nations.

The details of her role are not yet known, but it is tipped to have an Irish angle.

Based in New York City and starring Blake Lively, “Gossip Girl” is an American teen drama based on the book series by the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar.

Watch the clip below of Anna play the bodhrán alongside Tony Demarco below: