The Irish Heritage Club and the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Program join in co-sponsoring a 1916 Centenary Concert with performances by Irish Folklorist and musician Mick Moloney accompanied by fiddler Athena Tergis.
The concert features Mick Moloney (vocals, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, octave mandolin) and Athena Tergis (5-string fiddle) playing tunes and songs from both sides of the Atlantic that especially commemorate Ireland's 1916 Rebellion against British rule.
Limerick-born Mick Moloney is a traditional Irish musician, producer, and scholar. He holds a Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania and currently teaches at New York University in the Irish Studies program as well as maintaining an active career performing on banjo, mandolin, and bouzouki and recording. In 1999 Mick was awarded the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in November of 2013 received Ireland's Presidential Distinguished Service Award from President Michael D. Higgins. Visit www.mickmoloney.com.
San Francisco native, Athena Tergis, won the National Scottish Fiddling Championship in Virginia at age 11, later returning to traditional Irish music. As principal fiddler in Riverdance Broadway, she distinguished herself as a musician of great scope, with influences ranging from Irish tradition to jazz. Visit www.athena.cd.