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Billy McComiskey’s
Outside the Box

Available in the US/CAN/IRE now
Available in the UK September 1

Album release show in Baltimore on September 7 announced, details below:

Billy McComiskey is recognized as a formidable master of the Irish button accordion by his peers - including the stars who will share the stage for his Outside the Box album release party on September 7, 2008 in Baltimore at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson.

McComiskey will be joined by NEA Heritage Fellows Liz Carroll on fiddle and Mick Moloney on tenor banjo, with the prodigious talents John Doyle, Brendan Dolan, Matthew Bell, Myron Bretholz and Sean McComiskey rounding out the program. The vital, local traditional Irish music scene McComiskey anchors busts loose at the CD signing/post-show reception with a Giant Jam session in the Main Gallery. Advance tickets suggested. Reception included; cash bar, CDs sold separately.

“Simply the best Irish accordion player in America, McComiskey is also one of the best in the world.”
- Steve Winick, All Music Guide

Absolutely Irish

Available in US/CAN/IRE now
Available in the UK September 1

As Seen on Public Television
Featuring: Mick Moloney, Susan McKeown, John Doyle, Séamus Egan, Eileen Ivers, Karan Casey, Liz Carroll, Joanie Madden, Athena Tergis, Robbie O’Connell, Niall O’Leary, Darrah Carr, Jerry O’Sullivan, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan, Rhys Jones, Tim Collins, Mac Benford, Mike Rafferty, and Jo McNamara.

Absolutely Irish brings together the brightest stars of traditional Irish music for a once-in-a-lifetime concert that will leave folk music fans stunned by the virtuoso performances.

In April 2007 at the Irish Arts Center in the fabled Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City, film maker Paul Wagner and musician and producer Mick Moloney brought some of the finest Irish musicians, singers and dancers in America together for a special one-off concert. All the artists had known one another and played together in various combinations for years, but this was a chance to meet up in an informal situation and simply have fun, make music and dance together. For two days they rehearsed and then put together a magical performance that was filmed for American Public Television and recorded for Compass Records. Absolutely Irish is the product of this astonishingly brilliant, exuberant and joyful celebration of the very best of Irish music, song and dance.
Stephanie Fields: 615.320.7672

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