Irish Music In New Jersey & "Hearts Content"

We Have some fun clips up on Youtube from our sessions. Alan Morrisroe: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JzNsDOHa90A

Veronica McNamara:http://youtube.com/watch?v=bFwG_igg6YM

Iris Nevins Has a new CD! "String Theory". You can preview it here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/irisnevins2

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Hearts Content

We are happy to announce that we are now available for concerts, weddings, events, parties whatever you can think of Our trio consists of Linda Hickman, Iris Nevins and the amazing button accordion and fiddle virtuoso, Tom Dunne from Wexford, Ireland, seen below.

OUR BIOS:

LINDA HICKMAN: Flute Player, singer and tin whistler, a member of Celtic Thunder since 1977, she can be heard on the band's recordings "Celtic Thunder, The Light Of Other Days" and "Hard New York Days". She has performed three times at the White House With Celtic Thunder. Linda played whistle for a BBC Christmas Television Special with reknowned opera singer Renee Fleming. She is also a prolific composer and has released her solo CD, "The Windy Day", of original compositions. Other TV credits include, "Lament For Ron" (Outward Bound Series) and "What's Going On:Children Soldiers Of The Sierra Leone". In 2003 snd 2004 she was a guest teacher at NYU, and currently teaches at The Irish Arts Center in NYC, and Fiddle Camp in Anchorage Alaska, and Workshops in Seattle WA, Aspen and Denver CO. Linda also plays with the with the Ceol ni Croi Ceili Band.

TOM DUNNE: Tom is a native of Wexford, Ireland, and has been playing music since he was four or five years old. He is a virtuoso on both button accordion and fiddle. He was greatly influenced by his Aunt Nellie who played melodeon. His fiddle playing mentor is the reknowed Co.Kerry fiddle player Paddy Cronin, who now lives in Boston. In the 1970s and 80s Tom performed at concerts throughout the country and on the radio with The Slaneyside Quartet. In 1999 Tom released his first CD, "Musical Memories", and also has another CD, a solo fiddle CD, 'A Tribute To Paddy Cronin'. Tom is active in the NY and NJ area and hosts the Irish seisuns at St.James Gate in Maplewood NJ Sunday afternoons 2-5:00PM.

IRIS NEVINS: Iris Nevins has played extensively in the NY/NJ area since the 1970's. She was the guitar accompanist for Irish fiddle legends Andy McGann and Johnny Cronin, and also Joe Accordion Burke and Joe Banjo Burke in the late 70's-early 80's Friday and Saturday nights at Tom O'Reilly's Pub in NYC and other occasional gigs. She was also at the same time a member of the group "The Crooked Road", house band at the O'Reilly's Pub on West 31st ST. in NYC. She currently co hosts with a revolving guest host, the monthly seisun at the Irish American Association Of Northwest Jersey and also hosts a concert series there. Iris is a fingerstyle guitarist, and Celtic Harper, and plays melody, accompaniment, and also composes tunes for the guitar and harp, and plays a selection of O'Carolan Harp tunes, and traditional dance tunes transposed for guitar. Her accompaniment style is a hybrid of fingerstyle harmony and melody to tie in closely to the dance tunes, jigs, reels, hornpipes etc. Iris' solo guitar CD of traditional and original fingerstyle tunes is called 'Celtic Guitar Dreams'. She Also has another CD available with melodeon player, Alan Morrisroe, from Dublin. Iris also plays Irish Harp. Her latest CD is called STRING THEORY and features Harp, Guitar and wire strung harp

For Bookings or other information, please contact Iris Nevins at 908-813-8617 or email at: irisnevins@verizon.net

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Iris Nevins "Celtic Guitar Dreams" a compilation of traditional and original tunes for fingerstyle guitar is available. And Tom Dunne's CDs "Musical Memories" and A Fiddle Tribute To Paddy Cronin (awating image!) are also available. Email for more information. Linda's CD, the Windy Day is also available, email for more information on how to get these.

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