SAN RAFAEL, CA - Irish folk music duo Young Ireland joins with local celtic music veteran Kyle Alden for an evening of inspiring, original songs and storytelling. The concert takes place on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael and all ages are welcome. Advance tickets ($16) are available through brownpapertickets.com as well as at the door ($18); students and children are $14.
Young Ireland is a newcomer to the Irish music scene, based in San Luis Obispo. New Times of San Luis Obispo hails them as “Authentic!” Diane Byrnes, veteran Irish radio host (“Echoes of Erin” Pittsburgh, PA) says “Huge success is just over the horizon for ‘Young Ireland’ and for those who love Irish music, ’Young Ireland’ is a testament to the strength and musicality of the ‘song’.” First and second generation Irish Americans with County Mayo roots, this father-son duo writes and performs original songs reflecting the spirit of the Irish struggles and traditions in both Ireland and America from the 1600's to modern day. Their acoustic music is driven by “skillfully crafted ballads and delicate harmonies in a richly Irish tradition.” At age fourteen, Michael sings with the “heart of an old soul.” www.youngirelandmusic.com
Kyle Alden is a local singer/songwriter/guitarist best known for his award winning folk music settings of W.B. Yeats' poetry. With roots in the San Francisco Irish music community, Kyle has played guitar accompaniment for top Irish musicians in concerts, dances and sessions across the country and in Ireland since the early eighties. Active in traditional-based acoustic music, Kyle currently performs with the traditional Irish band The Gas Men and Irish/Americana combo The Mild Colonial Boys, in addition to duos with renowned celtic fiddler Athena Tergis and others. www.kylealden.com