The Way Traditional Music Was Meant to be Heard
7 p.m., Thursday, October 12th
We are pleased to offer a house concert with the exciting new band “The Consequences” that includes one our hometown musical superstars — Cara Wildman. The concert will take place on the Wildman ranch located in Dorchester, Texas north of Dallas. Please bring your favorite snacks or desserts to share and any alcohol or beverages you want to consume. The admission is $20.00 per person and open to adults and children ages 12 and older. To reserve and pay for a seat or seats, go to RESERVATION. Once you have paid for a seat, you will be sent the concert address and contact information. If there are no seats available, you can be added to a waiting list by completing a CONCERT WAITING LIST FORM. If you have any questions, call (469) 215-1840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Consequences
Driven by a passion for exploring the colors and complexities of Irish music, The Consequences are a new Irish traditional band founded by Lexie Boatright (concertina & harp), Jake James (fiddle), Cara Wildman (bodhrán & dance), and Ryan Ward (piano & piano accordion). Award-winning soloists in their own right, the quartet comes together to create a dynamic and enthralling sound with a combination of traditional and original tunes.
Lexie Boatright is a multiple All-Ireland award-winning harpist and concertina player. She is the executive director of the Baltimore-Washington Academy of Irish Culture where she mentors the award-winning BWAIC student Ceili Band and Grúpa Cheoil. She regularly teaches across the Irish music summer school and festival circuit.
Jake James is a two-time All-Ireland fiddle champion, bodhrán player, and dancer from Queens, NYC. Over the years, he has performed with bands such as Runa and Green Fields of America. He has performed and toured at venues across the United States, Canada, and Japan.
Cara Wildman is an All-Ireland champion bodhrán player and a highly sought after performer at the cutting edge of the instrument’s modern development. She has toured with Joanie Madden, Oisin Mac Diarmada’s Irish Christmas in America, Máiréad Nesbitt and more. She has a Masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland.
Known for his driving yet sensitive and dynamic accompaniment style, Ryan Ward is an award-winning pianist and accordion player hailing from NYC. He has performed extensively across the Feis circuit and is a highly sought after accompanist in the NY area. Ryan is the current reigning Senior All-Ireland Accompaniment Champion.
We have streamed live a number of our house concerts and instructor concerts at the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat that are available for viewing for a small fee. Go to CONCERTS for a listing and learn how you can see and hear some wonderful musical performances by some great players.