Taking Flight Collective Virtual Concert

The Taking Flight CollectiveFriday, April 16, 7:30pm

The event will stream live on Facebook, Youtube and the CIM website.

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

Tune in on Friday, April 16th for a night of locally-produced traditional Irish music on flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki 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 concert is presented by the Center for Irish Music, and sponsored by Thomas Dillon Redshaw in memory of his late mother, Elizabeth Dillon Redshaw. This concert is also sponsored by the Celtic Junction Arts Center who have donated their venue.

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.