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Album Release Party:

What: Release of The Tidy Cottage, an album of Irish Traditional flute music by Turlach Boylan
Performers: Turlach Boylan, Houston's All-Ireland champion flute player,
Therese Honey on harp,
Mike Dugger on fiddle,
Other local musicians.
When: June 15, 1999 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: McGonigel's Mucky Duck,
2425 Norfolk, (713) 528-5999
Admission: $8

Irish musicians from around the country will gather in Houston to celebrate the release of Irish flute player Turlach Boylan’s debut album, The Tidy Cottage, a welcome addition to the annals of traditional music. The measured pace and infectious rhythm that permeate this recording convey the joy that Irish music brings to both the performer and the listener.

The album features musicians from both Ireland and the United States. Turlach is joined by his sister Sheila on fiddle, brother Ruairi on an exceptional double flute track, and such Irish music luminaries as Colleen Donahue of Tir na nOg; Gerry O’Beirne, formerly of Patrick Street and The Sharon Shannon Band; and Dave Peters, the only three-time U.S. National mandolin champion.

Turlach’s music has a graceful, relaxed style, buoyed by an insistent rhythm. After several years spent learning various instruments at his home in County Derry, Ireland, Turlach learned to play flute as a teenager from the renowned County Antrim master John Kennedy. On the album, you will hear the same lilt and love for the music passed on in those lessons.

The Tidy Cottage CDs will be available for purchase at the release party, and musicians will perform some tracks from the album.

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