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17th Catskills Irish Arts Week

July 10th – 16th, 2011

The 17th Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week takes place in upstate New York from July 10th to July 16th, 2011 in the picturesque hamlet of East Durham, a destination for the Irish for many decades. The largest group of Irish traditional musicians for any North American Summer School will once again join the highly respected teaching and performing staff along with many of the top North American artists.
Coming over this year from Ireland for the CIAW are Mary Bergin, Kathleen Boyle, John Carty, Mairead Casey, Eamonn and Geraldine Cotter, Matt Cranitch, Paul deGrae, Jackie Daly, Maeve Donnelly, Colm Gannon, Len Graham, Charlie Harris, Kathleen Loughnane, Mirella Murray, Caitlin nic Gabhann, Blackie O’Connell, Conal O’Grada, Padraig Rynne, Jesse Smith and Mary Staunton.

Leading the North American side are Billy McComiskey, Joanie Madden, Felix and Brendan Dolan, Ivan Goff, Willie Kelly, Mike Rafferty, Charlie Coen, John Nolan, Paddy Furlong, Don Meade, Randal Bays, Patrick Ourceau, Margie Mulvihill, Tony DeMarco, Mike McHale, Pauline Connelly, Dan Milner, Myron Bretholz, Mary Coogan and Dancing Masters Donny Golden and Kieran Jordan.
The CIAW is the largest summer school devoted to traditional Irish music and dance in North America and features 120 daily classes, daily topical lectures, ceilithe and open-air concerts each evening and 50 music sessions for all levels during the course of the week. The week concludes on Saturday, July 16th with the Andy McGann Irish Music Festival on the M.J. Quill Festival Grounds.

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