MCTA to Present Irish Traditional Music Trio Truckley Howl Print
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Sunday, 21 February 2016 16:17

The Truckley Howl A powerhouse of Irish traditional music, The Truckley Howl, consisting of John Blake, Mairead Hurley and Nathan Gourley, will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg on Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. The program is open to the public; a $15 donation is suggested.

Blending the rich sounds of fiddle, flute, concertina and guitar, these three masters of their instruments play lively melodies taken from the deep well of traditional music of Ireland.

Blake is a traditional Irish flute player, guitarist and pianist. A former member of the traditional group Teada, he has performed and recorded with Irish musicians John Carty, Paddy Glackin, Noel Hill, Liam O’Flynn, Jesse Smith, Harry Bradley, Colm Gannon, The Kane Sisters and James Kelly.

Hurley is from Ballymote, County Sligo, and won the All-Ireland Concertina Senior Championships at the Fleadh Cheoil na h√Čireann in 2006. She has been playing since she was 4 years old.

Gourley is one of America’s most highly regarded young players of traditional Irish music. He started playing music at age 5. While living in Minnesota, he collaborated with renowned musician Paddy O’Brien of Chulrua. Gourley plays at concerts, ceilis, sessions and festivals in Boston and throughout the U.S. and Ireland.

Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of traditional arts in the mountain region, MCTA is a program of FSU with support from the Allegany Arts Council, FrostburgFirst: A Main Street Community, the FSU Foundation and the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

For more information, call Mountain City Traditional Arts at 301-687-8040.

To watch The Truckley Howl in action click on link Truckley Howl .

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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