Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Irish Roots Music Lesson with John Falstaff

Doing anything Monday night? Do you love music? Would you like to hear about the roots of a musical tradition that has informed and inspired artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Metallica? Then you're in luck! The Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage Program is sponsoring a talk by John Falstaff, the host of "The Celtic Show" on WRFG Atlanta (89.3FM). Mr. Falstaff, a Dublin native, will be at the Hill Freeman Library & Spruill Learning Center on Monday, January 30th, at 6 pm. The music lover and DJ has been sharing his passion for Celtic music on Atlanta's airwaves since the mid-'90s. (I'm completely in awe of the fact that he interviewed Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains--truly the best band I've seen live...EVER). He's also chatted with other luminaries such as Susan McKeown, fiddler Kevin Burke and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, among others. I can't wait to hear Mr. Falstaff speak!

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