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The Irish Coastal Club Presents: Keegan & Eva – Tunes & Songs of Ireland **CANCELLED**

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. NEW DATE TBA

The Irish Coastal Club presents

Keegan & Eva – Tunes & Songs of Ireland

Saturday March 21st at 1:00PM Westerly Library Auditorium

Come out for an afternoon of mighty Irish music by Eva Meier (fiddle & vocals) & Keegan Loesel (uilleann pipes, whistles, & vocals). Enjoy toe-tapping dance tunes, hear songs that tell stories, & learn about the music & the instruments.

Eva has been playing for 15 years, with both traditional & classical training. She played in the New York Youth Symphony, earned a BA in performance from U Mass, & was accepted into the Masters of Traditional Performance program at the University of Limerick. Eva won a grant from the Connecticut Historical Society, allowing her to live in County Clare for nearly a year studying Irish fiddle. Keegan is a world champion uilleann piper, having won the All-Ireland in 2017. He holds 17 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh titles, including uilleann pipes, whistles, lilting & singing. He has appeared on stage with such Irish music luminaries as The Chieftains, Paddy Keenan, and Altán, and has performed from Toronto to California to the Jersey Shore, as well as in Dublin & County Clare. This program is free & open to the public, & includes a spread of Irish foods & goodies courtesy of the Irish Coastal Club.

Keegan & Eva bring their skills & voices together to create engaging music t hat draws the listener in. Beyond lively jigs & reels, you might also hear hornpipes or polkas, fast or slow tunes, unison or harmony.

Feel free to ask questions, & by all means, feel free to dance!

This program is free & open to the public, & includes a spread of Irish foods & goodies courtesy of the Irish Coastal Club.

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