Two-time All-Ireland fiddle champion Jake James starting playing at age seven in his native Queens, NY under the tutelage of Antrim-born Niall Mulligan. When he turned 13, he took up the bodhrán (Irish frame drum), polished his technique with Eamon Murray of the band Beoga and went on to finish first on the bodhrán in the Mid-Atlantic fleadh seven years running. Jake's rhythmic prowess should be no surprise considering that he began step dancing with the Niall O’Leary school at age three and has since strutted his stuff at the likes of Carnegie Hall and Gracie Mansion. This summer Jake will release his debut CD, Firewood. He will be accompanied by Dublin-born guitar standout Fionán de Barra, who tours with the group Runa.
Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $15 donation at the door for the Blarney Star Concert Series.
Tickets at the door only; the Blarney Star Concert Series does not accept reservations.
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