Dublin 2, Co. Dublin
The pioneers of Irish-American music for stage, The Green Fields of America, will perform in Dublin on 21st of May at 7pm at The Printworks, Dublin Castle.
Led by Limerick-born Mick Moloney, The Green Fields of America led the way in bringing together musicians, dancers and vocalists from both sides of the Atlantic, for their now-legendary expressions of culture and patriotism.
Formed in 1978, the ensemble has been a launch pad to some of the biggest names in Irish trad music and dance, including Michael Flatley, Jean Butler, Seamus Egan, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, Dennis Cahill and Liz Carroll.
Now, on Monday 21st May at Dublin Castle, temporary home to the exhibition, Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger, The Green Fields of America will perform their acclaimed repertoire, accompanied by Irish dancers, giving the audience a glimpse into the experiences of the people who wrote and played this powerful music many years ago.
The concert is part of a wide range of cultural events, organised to celebrate the acclaimed art exhibition, Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger.
Coming Home is the largest collection of Famine-related art in the world. The exhibition is being shown at Dublin Castle until June 30th before it moves to Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen on July 19th until October 2018 and finally to in Derry in January 2019. This is the first time the exhibition has come home to Ireland, it has travelled from Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.