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GALWAY DAYS 2018 GUEST ARTISTS:
Galway Days Aug. 11, 2018
Thanks to all who came! This was a FREE festival at APU, on the lawn in front of the Carr-Gottstein Building. Local performers entertained on an outdoor stage all day, and included short sets from guest artists Brian Conway and John Walsh from New York! Irish music, dance, and other Irish-related workshops took place of the festival.
The evening concert featured our guest artists at Grant Hall.
Here is a list of local performers who were featured on the outdoor stage throughout the day: Linda Yarborough, Dawn Berg, Cook Inlet Ceili Band, Red Cap & the Galway Boys, Irish Dance Academy of Alaska, Crooked Road, Midnight Sun Cloggers, Philip Price & Natalie Harrison, The Derry Aires, Alaska Treble Makers, Rogues & Wenches.
This year's Galway Days Irish Festival was dedicated to Mary Digney, who was a founding member of the Irish Club of Alaska.
Workshops OFFERED AT THE FESTIVAL
12:00 noon IRISH HARP by Linda Yarborough (bring harp, all types welcome)
12:00 noon EIRE 1916--STORIES & SONGS by Philip Price
GUEST ARTIST WORKSHOPS:
Brian Conway A premiere Irish-American Fiddler, Conway is skilled in the Sligo-style and has won numerous All-Ireland fiddling competitions. His repertoire is steeped in tradition. Enjoy a sample of his talents during the free outdoor show, or purchase a ticket to his full length evening concert Aug. 11 at Grant Hall. www.brianconway.com
John Walsh accompanies Brian Conway for the Galway Days Festival and concert. He is an accomplished Irish guitarist and recording artist, and runs a music center in New York for teaching, music therapy and recording studio. www.johnwalshguitar.com
These are for intermediate or advanced musicians; bring your own instruments
2:00 PM SLIGO-STYLE FIDDLING by Brian Conway
2:00 PM FINGERPICKING TRAD IRISH MUSIC ON GUITAR by John Walsh
3:20 PM IRISH GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT by John Walsh and Brian Conway
3:20 PM IRISH IN ALASKA--THE KLONDIKE DAYS lecture by Sean McGrane
3:20 PM IRISH CEILI DANCING by Lisa Maloney, in Grant Hall