Taking Flight Collective Virtual Concert

Taking Flight Collective (Adrienne O'Shea, Joe De Georgeo, and Ian McKenna)

Friday, October 30, 7:30pm

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Featuring Adrienne O'Shea (vocals & flute), Joe De Georgeo (fiddle), Ian McKenna (accordion), with Brian Miller on guitar and bouzouki.

Tune in on Friday, October 30th for some locally-produced traditional Irish music on flute, fiddle, accordion and gorgeous vocals! The Taking Flight Collective is a cohort of 3 award-winning musicians and Center for Irish Music students, Joe De Georgeo (fiddle), Ian McKenna (accordion) and Adrienne O’Shea (flute & vocals). They will be joined by guitarist and bouzouki player Brian Miller, who is also their mentor for this year-long project.

Each musician will play a solo set, followed by one set of the group playing together, all broadcast live from the Celtic Junction Arts Center's main stage. Don't miss this incredible performance!

What is the Taking Flight Collective?

This pilot mentorship program, called Taking Flight Collective was created by the Center for Irish Music to challenge and inspire some of our most talented and dedicated young musicians during the covid-19 pandemic and to help them launch their music careers. The program includes weekly classes, a 9-month honors project, and two solo performances that will be broadcast virtually.

The Taking Flight Collective is sponsored by Thomas Dillon Redshaw in memory of his late mother, Elizabeth Dillon Redshaw. Next Friday's concert is also sponsored by the Celtic Junction Arts Center.

We are seeking additional sponsors for this year-long project. Inquiries can be directed to CIM Executive Artistic Director, Norah Rendell.

Read more about the musicians and the Taking Flight Collective on CIM's education blog.