The Irish House Party Comes to Wisconsin!
We Welcome The Irish House Party at 3 Locations
The Coolest Irish Music Show In Dublin
A five minute walk from Temple Bar and located on route from Christ Church Cathedral to the Guinness Brewery, The Irish House Party is a truly unique experience in Dublin. The show was something of a revolt by Irish musicians against the cheesy and the twee. It is traditional Irish music and Irish dancing at its very best, performed by All Ireland champion musicians, dancers and entertaining presenters. Consistently voted as one of the top ten things to do in Dublin.
Thursday, January 23rd • Ashling on the Lough • 8 pm
Saturday, January 25th • St. Brendan’s Inn • 9 pm
Sunday, January 26th • County Clare Inn • 6 pm
The Irish House Party – Bios
Declan Quinn: Born and living in Dublin, Declan is one of the founding members and producers of The Irish House Party show. He has been immersed in traditional Irish music from an early age with his father playing the button key accordion and his brother Eugene playing banjo. Declan studied Archaeology and History in University College Dublin and went on to study a post grad in Education. Many of Declan’s extended family live in the US with four of his uncles and three of his aunts moving there in the 1950’s, a period of high emigration in Ireland. Declan started playing the tin whistle at 7 and began performing and touring from an early age. The most successful of these early ventures being ‘Whirligig’ whom Declan toured and recorded with. Declan has also recently co wrote the soundtrack for upcoming Irish movie ‘Life’s a Breeze’ While having a great love for traditional Irish music Declan is always keen to experiment with different musical genres and combine them with Irish music. This has led to some unlikely musical collaborations including UK boy band ‘The Wanted’. Indeed Declan is often heard knocking out some pop, rock and dance tunes on his tin whistle!
Gerry Nolan: Gerry hails from Co. Carlow but currently lives in Dublin. He is classically trained having completed all grades in pianoforte at The Royal Irish Academy of Music after which he went on to complete a science degree in University College Dublin and a post graduate Diploma in Trinity College. Gerry fronted two trad rock bands while he was in college ‘Johnny Jump Up’ and ‘Sé’. Gerry has toured extensively in Ireland, the UK and the USA and his musical collaborations range from UK pop band ‘The Wanted’ to traditional music legend Paddy Keenan (Bothy Band). Gerry is the lead singer and guitar player with The Irish House Party theatre show, he is also one of the founding members of the show.
Aedín Martin is from a well-renowned Irish Traditional music family in Dublin. At the age of three she began taking Irish dance and music lessons. Aedín danced for the O’Shea and Sonas Schools of Irish dance and won numerous awards at the All-Ireland and World Irish Dancing Championships. She trained with Riverdance and is currently dancing with the Irish House Party music and dance theatre show. Aedin is a multi instrumentalist having studied Irish traditional, Classical and Jazz music. She completed all Grades in pianoforte at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has won numerous county and Leinster titles on fiddle, piano and mandolin. Aedin is an All Ireland champion harpist having won first prize at Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann. She was also awarded first prize at the prestigious Keadue, Granard and Nobber International harp festivals.
Isaac Alderson: Issac was born in Chicago in 1983, and lived there until the age of 18. His father introduced him at an early age to records from his favorite artists, and as a young boy he was encouraged to experiment with various instruments and learn to play by ear and from memory. When Isaac was 12 years old, he discovered Irish traditional music, and there was no turning back. In particular, the sound of the uilleann pipes had him completely enthralled. At 14, he met Laurence Nugent, the great flute and whistle player from Co. Fermanagh, who lives in Chicago. He was to study primarily with him for the next four years, as well as with pipers such as Al Purcell, Patrick Cannady, Kieran O’Hare, In 2002, Isaac won the All-Ireland Senior Championships on all three of his main instruments, and that helped him gain the recognition and confidence he needed to pursue music as a full-time career. He did a two-year stint touring with Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, and since going his own way in 2007 he has worked as a freelance musician and band member with some of the most dynamic and talented performers in Irish traditional music. The Irish House Party are delighted to have Isaac join them on this tour.