I wanted to give the readers a heads up on this year's Irish Week festival that will be taking place at the end of July and beginning of August. There is a really great line-up of workshops, presentations, and concerts.
The great down-east fiddler, Ivan Hicks, will be performing on Saturday night and giving a fiddle workshop. As well, the week will feature great local fiddlers, Joseph and Anthony Drody, Romeo Hottot, Donat Essiambre, and Leonard Vezina.
I will be giving beginner and intermediate fiddle workshops throughout the week. As well, I will be helping out with a presentation on the life and music of their father, Joe Drody Sr with Brigid, Joseph, and Anthony.
Check out the program here:
Hope to see some familiar and new faces out there. Douglastown is lovely in the summer.