Glucksman Ireland House of New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host two special events in May. Admission to events is free to Ireland House members and those with an NYU ID; for all others, $10 admission to regular events and $15 for Blarney Star Concert Series events. To reserve a seat, call 212.998.3950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m., an evening of traditional music and song, Airneál na Bealtaine, will be celebrated with NYU students and local musicians, hosted by Irish Language Lecturer, Pádraig Ó Cearúill. Mick Moloney, Global Distinguished Clinical Professor of Music and Irish Studies at NYU, will lead the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, a group of both undergraduate and graduate students who share tunes learned by ear.
On Friday, May 16, at 9 p.m., the Blarney Star Concert Series presents New York fiddler Tony DeMarco celebrating the release of his new Smithsonian Folkways recording, “The Sligo Indians.” A Brooklyn native of mixed Italian and Irish descent, DeMarco is a master of the intricate ornamentation, swinging rhythm, and profuse melodic improvisation that characterize the famed County Sligo fiddle style.