After last year’s amazing performance, Mary Courtney & Morningstar will return to the Fanwood Memorial Library for a repeat performance. Just two weeks after the big day, you can keep the St. Patrick’s Day spirit going with the very best in Irish music. On Wednesday, March 30th at 7:30 PM the library is proud to present a free concert with Mary Courtney & Morning Star. This NY based band plays a compelling combination of Irish Traditional Music & Songs that will make you want get up and dance away your cares. Mary's voice is beautiful, & her songs are heartfelt & sincere. This combination of musicians is a joy to behold with their energy & obvious love of the music. Morningstar is Mary Courtney on lead vocals, guitar and bodhran (Irish hand-held drum), Bernadette Fee on fiddle and Donie Ryan on the tenor banjo.
Mary Courtney hails from a large musical family from Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Ireland. She formed the band in 1982 in the Bronx and over the years they have recorded several albums, and played on the local & US festival circuits. The current line up is a stellar group of talented musicians whose influences include The Bothy Band , Solas, Lunasa, and Christy Moore (just to name a few).

Mary says, “Playing music is our life and we are so grateful for the gift of music that we have been given”.


To reserve a seat at this free program, please call 908-322-6400.
 
This Celtic Concert, along with many other events, is paid for from funds raised by the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library, a nonprofit organization of people who love books and want to help the library maximize its services. Please consider joining and volunteering to help with the Friends in their efforts to support the library. For more information contact Carol Campell, campell@verizon.net or call 908-322-9179.