TIMES House Concerts

The Way Traditional Music Was Meant to be Heard

Irish music played traditionally is more than just a folk genre. It’s a very skillful and artful music that is best appreciated up close and personal. Most people have listened to live Irish music in places that it’s most commonly played – pubs and festivals – where real listening is a challenge. For our pleasure and yours, we want to hear traditional Irish music in the most intimate of settings possible – in our homes – where every note, every instrument and every melody or song is savored personally. In fact, one might say that house concerts are the highest form of musical experience short of playing the music ourselves. These concerts offer a front seat view into the musical lives of the artists and provide an ideal opportunity to show respect for their exceptional talents. We hope you will join us as we present these concerts as a tribute to the musicians and their music and with the gratitude that both deserve.

Upcoming Performances

Dylan Foley and Patrick Doocey

Date: Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Time: Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Admission donation: $15 for students ages 12-17 and $20 for adults 18 and older ($20 and $25 respectively at the door if seats are available)
Location: House near White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas (you’ll get the address once you reserve seats)
Websites: https://www.facebook.com/dylanfoleymusic/
Advanced Reservations Required: RESERVE SEATS

About Dylan Foley

Dylan Foley, 21-year old Irish Fiddler of Highland, New York has attended Father Charlie Coen’s Irish music sessions at the Rhinecliff Hotel and the American Legion Hall in Rhinebeck, with his parents since he was four years old. Dylan started violin lessons at eight and his Suzuki teacher immediately recognized that fiddling was Dylan’s true gift. He then began studying with Irish fiddler Rose Conway Flanagan of Pearl River, New York. Rose is an original member of the acclaimed New York-based Irish music/singing group Cherish the Ladies.

In 2004, Dylan placed third in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Irish Music Competitions (Fleadh), and then took First place at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in the Under-12 solo fiddle category. In 2005, Dylan placed first in the regional and then traveled to Donegal, where he placed first again, this time in the 12-15 category. Then in 2008, Dylan went over again to the All-Ireland’s and won again in the 15-18 category. "Dylan’s rhythm, ornamentation, and intonation on the fiddle are simultaneously impeccable and spirited."

Dylan has quickly become known as a skilled performer in his own right. Dylan has played on Jay Unger’s Dancing On the Air show on WAMC four times. He has also performed with the John Whelan Band, Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, Monsignor Charlie Coen, Dan Gurney to name a few. He has also performed at the Catskills Irish Arts Week, Elkins Irish Week, the Anchorage Folk Festival and has taught at the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat and O'Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp. He runs a monthly session at the Dubliner Irish Pub. These days, Dylan is very busy performing and playing ceili’s as well as contra dances, and sessions in the NY area.

About Patrick Doocey

Patrick Doocey is quickly becoming one of the most in demand accompanists on the Irish music scene today. Predominately self taught on guitar, Patrick’s exciting style on both nylon and steel string guitar combines influences from many genres.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts and having lived in Foxford, County Mayo, Patrick now resides in New York City. His talents have brought him all over Europe, Asia, America and Africa. His musical journey so far has seen him perform with artists such as Sharon Shannon, Liz Carroll, Lunasa, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Teada, Buille, Cathal Hayden, Karan Casey, and Sean Keane.