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PAC:FREE Celebration of Irish Song and Dance!

June 10, 2017
1:30 to 3:30
Pelham Art Center

Join us for an afternoon trip to authentic Ireland, abundant with traditional music and dance. Bronx Musician, Patty Furlong, an original member of "Cherish the Ladies," the Grammy-nominated Irish-American female super-group, will perform traditional Irish music on the button accordion, accompanied by her daughter Catriona Furlong on the piano. Once you’re tapping your toes, Catriona will lead an interactive demonstration on basic Irish step dance.  Audience members will have a chance to dance along to the music!


About Patty Furlong

Patty Furlong, originally from Bronx, New York, plays the Irish button accordion in the key of C#/D and B/C.  In her teen-age years, as a student of Martin Mulvihill, Patty won numerous New York titles as placing at the Fleadh Cheoil in Ireland in both solo and group titles. A winner of All-Ireland titles and founding member of the world famous Cherish the Ladies, she has also shared the stage with luminaries such as the Chieftains during their Northeast tour in 1996. Patty and members of her band "Coolmagort" have performed throughout the U.S (including Alaska), Canada, Bermuda, and Ireland.



Pelham Art Center   155 Fifth Avenue   Pelham, NY 10803   914-738-2525

Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10–5pm; Saturday, 10–4pm

Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop


These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Community Foundation, Presenting Sponsor McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty;  Platinum Sponsor Meridian Risk Management/Joan Solimine Real Estate, Gold Sponsor UBS Private Wealth Management; Silver Sponsors Bayside Travel and ArtEffects;  Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; Junior League of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; the Rutsch family; Jon and Nancy Warner; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.


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