House Concert featuring Joey Abarta & Brían Ó hAirt :  
was held Sunday  April 1 , 2012 3pm, Tickets  $15 

Its limited seating at this Des Moines WA  venue ( west of SeaTac airport). So don't delay – get your seats now before its sold out!  
There will be a no host appetizer bar prior to the acoustic concert for noshing and limited beverages available onsite. 
Or bring your beverage of choice from home. Irish house concerts are an informal gathering of friends – as if you’ve invited the 
musicians into your own living room.
 All money from admission donations goes to the performers.
 Email: mjhoiland1@yahoo.com  or phone 253 854 7513 (Mari) for tickets or show up and pay cash at the door.
 

Brian's website:
   www.buamusic.com/brian_hart.html
Joey's website:
    http://joeyabarta.com
Our thanks to Brian and John Joe for a wonderful concert earlier this month in Des Moines, WA.
 
They live on opposite US coasts  but their talents blended effortlessly when they came together for a weekend concert.  If you've never been to an Irish house concert, they are a small, informal gathering where you can meet & mingle with the artists.

Brian's interpretations of Irish gaelic songs were spot on this Sunday. Back in 2002, this multi-talented singer, musician and sean-nós dancer,  won the Senior All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann traditional singing competition.  For a Yank born in the midwest US - that speaks volumes about his fluency in Irish gaelic. Besides sean-nós singing & dancing, Brian also shared tunes on his accordion & concertina during this concert.
www.buamusic.com/brian_hart.html 
 
Brian currently resides in Portland where he teaches singing & language. You can also take his lessons at the St Louis Tionól !   
Originally from Los Angeles, Joey had the pleasure to first learn from master piper and Dubliner, Patrick D’Arcy. He has since been instructed by other master musicians in the tradition of Irish piping, and studies his trade while living in Ireland and the USA.

In August of 2009, Joey became a All Ireland Champion placing 2nd at the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann (The World Championships of Irish Music in Ireland. ) for his performance on the uilleann pipes. After performing in Disney Japan for a year and touring Europe, Joey now resides in the Boston area, using it as a base for his constant touring while working on his debut solo cd. 

Our thanks to John Joe for a wonderful concert & lively set dancing afterwards to his uilleann pipes. 
http://joeyabarta.com 
   

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