A parlor performance of uillean pipe and fiddle music from their latest album “Apples In Winter”, at the American Irish Historical Society.
The American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) are delighted to welcome the phenomenal duo of David Power and Willie Kelly to play music from their album “Apples in Winter” on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 6.30pm.
David Power is one of Ireland’s foremost musicians on the uilleann pipes. Willie Kelly, a fiddle player, was born in the Bronx to a musical family from Ireland and is an extremely well-respected player and teacher. Together, they are embarking on a selective tour beginning in New York and on through the mid-western United States with their album “Apples in Winter”. The tour promises performances of pure quality; moving and deeply felt Irish traditional music at its best.
David Power, from County Waterford, toured American performing arts centers with the “Masters of Tradition” for three consecutive years, appeared on Broadway in the Eugene O’Neill play “A Touch of the Poet”, starring Gabriel Byrne, and has performed with poets Dermot Bolger, Seamus Heaney, Kerry Hardie and others.
He has three solo piping recordings: “My Love is in America”, “Cuaichín Ghleann Neifín” and, “The Eighteen Moloney”. He plays with Ciarán Somers in the group Pipers Union and in duet shows with Willie Kelly and with Martin Hayes.
Willie Kelly is based in New Jersey and has performed extensively with renowned Galway flute players, Mike Rafferty and Jack Coen, both National Heritage Fellowship award winners. He accompanied both Mike and Jack at their respective induction concerts and has played at the Smithsonian Festival of Folklife in D.C.
In 2009, Willie released a highly acclaimed duet CD with Mike Rafferty called The New Broom. More recently he recorded with concertina player Dymphna O’Sullivan as a guest on the recordings Bean Cairdin and Enriched.
David and Willie recorded “Apples in Winter” at Noreside Music - Yonkers, New York for release in springtime 2016.
Some quotes about the musicians
“…David Power brings a breathtaking freshness to the set, his fluid, fluent playing as light as a feather.”
– Irish Times
“…Willie Kelly is a refreshing example of all that is good in Irish culture……”
– CCE mid Atlantic Region.