Callahan, McComiskey & Kelly FREE Park Concert

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Freebie… bring the kids & dogs!!


This year’s concert series at beautiful Louis I. Kahn Park (11th & Pine Sts., Philadelphia) kicks off on Wednesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.* with a performance by one of the most dynamic trios in Irish Traditional Music today: Callahan, McComiskey & Kelly, who have set the world of trad music abuzz with their dazzling virtuosity and unparalleled musicianship. These three Irish-Americans are firmly dedicated to honoring the roots of traditional jigs and reels, while displaying the subtle flavoring of their eclectic musical experiences. Fiddler Brendan Callahan, winner of numerous All-Ireland medals, is widely considered one of America’s most dynamic and talented fiddlers. In addition, he is a leading composer of traditional tunes, performed and recorded by the likes of Irish supergroup Solas, among others. Sean McComiskey (button accordion) is also among the most innovative performers on his instrument, with a unique harmonic style that has earned him a spot in the pantheon of accordionists far beyond his native Baltimore. Darin Kelly (guitar) has emerged in recent years as one of the most exciting and in-demand accompanists of Irish music anywhere on the East Coast, performing regularly in both Philadelphia and in New York. This trio has performed throughout the Eastern seaboard, and have been featured artists at New York University’s Glucksman House Concert Series.

The Kahn Park Concert Series is FREE to the public, and all are invited to come and enjoy the music and join the fun. Kahn Park is located at 11th and Pine Streets in historic Center City Philadelphia, within walking distance of several SEPTA and PATCO stops. Seats are limited, so feel free to bring a lawn chair. Light refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods Market.

Don’t miss this chance to hear the best in Irish Traditional Music in a beautiful urban park setting! Remember, this concert is FREE!

*Rain date: Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The REAL Map is the Google Maps link in the comment above…

The map on the main details page was somehow generated as Greenville, Mississippi (??). I’m sure you’d have a fine time down there, but we’ll be about eleven hundred miles northeast of there. Make a left at Atlanta.


Weather is good…

Looks like we’re a go for tonight, as the skies are crystal clear. See you then!

BTW the map is now correct. Apologies to those who in fact ended up in Mississippi.