Please join us for a fun evening with Laura Byrne, Rose Flanagan and Pat Egan
Irish Flute, Fiddle and Guitar
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Laura Byrne is highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic for her mastery of the Irish traditional flute and whistle. Laura began studying flute at age 9 in her native Vermont, and continued her studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore where she earned Bachelor’s degrees in both flute performance and music education in 1995. Though classically trained, she chose to devote her musical career to Irish traditional music and is now considered one of only a handful to successfully cross over to traditional music from another genre.
Rose Conway Flanagan originally began Irish music lessons with Martin Mulvihill while growing up in the Bronx. She then further developed her New York Sligo style of fiddling with the help of family friend and mentor Sligo fiddler Martin Wynne and her brother Brian Conway. Rose was recently inducted into the Mid Atlantic Region CCE hall of fame alongside her father Jim and her brother Brian.
She currently teaches in her hometown of Pearl River where she is hard at work preparing the next generation of great traditional musicians, which include several All-Ireland winners and medalists. Among Rose’s past students are the fiddlers in Girsa and All Ireland senior fiddle champion Dylan Foley.
Patrick Egan hails from Co Tipperary, Ireland. He started singing at an early age and began playing guitar after receiving one from his neighbors as a gift. A member of the band Chulrua for 12 years and 3 recordings, Patrick has taught at many festivals giving guitar and singing workshops. The Catskills Irish Arts Week and Flatherty’s Irish Retreat are just two of the major festivals at which he has taught. Now living in Leesburg, Va., Patrick plays with many of the fine local musician in the DC – Northern Virginia area. In 2014, he won a Wammy (Washington Area Music Association) for best Traditional Singer.