Past Event

An Introduction to Irish Music

A Road Scholar Program by Bryan Kelso Crow

Ireland is widely recognized for its joyful dance tunes and its ballads that tell stories from the comical to the tragic. As a performer, teacher, and broadcaster of traditional Irish music, Bryan Kelso Crow has been sharing his love of the music with American audiences for two decades. This program includes live demonstrations of the different types of dance tunes on tin whistle and flute, and a representative sample of crowd-pleasing ballads accompanied by keyboard or accordion, along with a discussion of the cultural contexts of the music in both Ireland and the United States. This program can be heard on Chicago Public Radio’s, Chicago Amplified . Chicago Amplified is a new web exclusive audio library of diverse educational events recorded throughout the Chicago region.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kevin Timlin, 309.298.2485.