7th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration

In partnership with Carnegie Hall as part of their Migrations: The Making of America Festival



Fri, Mar 15, 2019



Symphony Space Box Office

Box Office Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 1pm – 6pm


Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025


Hosted by renowned musician-folklorist Mick Moloney, our 7th annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration returns to Symphony Space as part of the citywide Migrations series presented by Carnegie Hall. This rousing concert of traditional, old-time, and American folk music explores the shared lineage of Irish, West African, and Appalachian traditions, with performances by the Green Fields of America, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters featuring 2018 NEA National Heritage fellow Eddie Bond, Jerron “Blind boy” Paxton, and special guests.

From March 9 – April 15, Carnegie Hall will present Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival examining the musical legacies of three migrations: the crossings from Scotland and Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries, the immigration of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe between 1881 and the National Origins Act of 1924, and the Great Migration—the exodus of African Americans from the South to the industrialized cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1917 into the 1970s.


Mick Moloney, banjo, octave mandolin, vocals
Athena Tergis, fiddle

The Green Fields of America
Brenda Castles, concertina
Liz Hanley, fiddle, vocals
Billy McComiskey, accordion
Niall O'Leary, dance 

The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
Caroline Noel Beverley, mandolin, vocals
Bonnie Bond, bass, vocals
Eddie Bond, fiddle, vocals
Josh Ellis, banjo, vocals
Dennis Hall, band leader, guitarist

Little Nora Brown, banjo
Stephanie Coleman, fiddle
Megan Downes, dance
Jerron “Blind boy” Paxton, banjo, harmonica, vocals

IAC members, please contact for access to member-priced tickets.








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