Joey Abarta began playing music at the young age of fifteen. Since that time, he has made Irish traditional music his life’s passion, so it not a surprise that soon he would be touring the world playing this music as his trade. By the age of twenty-five he has already traveled to most of Continental Europe, the United States, Canada, and Asia, performing and sharing the traditional music of Ireland. Joey is a multi-instrumentalist performing on the uilleann pipes and tin whistle, as well as bodhrán and other percussion instruments. He has been instructed by many master musicians in the tradition of Irish piping, studying his trade living in the United States as well as Ireland. In 2009, Joey took first place in both uilleann pipes and bodhran at the national competition held annually in the mid-west and east coast regions of the United States. This gave him the great opportunity to compete in the international forum for traditional music in Tullamore, Ireland. In August of 2009, Joey became a All Ireland Champion placing second at the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann (The World Championships of Irish Music) for his performance on the uilleann pipes.www.joeyabarta.com

A native Montanan and a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Lindsay Straw is also a bright young star in the Irish music world. She brings a lovely sensitivity and style to her back-up playing on bouzouki and guitar. A gifted singer too, she deeply honors the tradition in her interpretations, yet brings something subtly youthful and personal to the music. Lindsay is also a composer and arranger, and plays with the Boston-based group, The Ivy Leaf.

She is currently working on several recording projects, including The Ivy Leaf’s first album which is due out this fall, as well as an EP with uilleann piper Joey Abarta.www.lindsaystraw.com

Coming Up:

Wednesday January 11 – The John Carew Revue

Wednesday January 18 – Castlebay

Wednesday January 25 – Jenna Moynihan

Wednesday February 1 – The Forge – Maeve Gilchrist, Nicole Rabata, Cara Frankowicz & Anna Cotillion  http://www.theforgemusic.com/

Wednesday February 8 – Joel Eckhaus

Wednesday February 15 – The 3 Tenors Ride Again

Wednesday February 22 – Lauren Rioux and Brittany Haas

Wednesday February 29 – Jesse Smith & Ryan McGiver – Ticketed show! $20 seats. $10 standing!Email tom@boghat.com if you’d like to come.www.ryanmcgiver.com

 

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